WHEN THE CHEERING STOPS: How Do You Prepare for the End of Your Child’s Playing Days? + MORE

WHEN THE CHEERING STOPS: How Do You Prepare for the End of Your Child’s Playing Days? + MORE
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Snowshoeing for Fun – A Beginner’s Guide + MORE

Living in Minnesota, it can be a long winter unless one embraces the great outdoors. Having enjoyed spring, summer and fall hikes at nearby Lebanon State Park, it was time to see if walking trails could be as enjoyable in the winter. Friends who had recently purchased snowshoes encouraged us to give.... More »
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Mental Keys To Helping Your Athletes Move Past Mistakes… + MORE

Too often, kids get hung up on the mistakes they make in sports. That means as soon as they goof up, they have trouble getting the mistake out of their minds. They dwell on the mistake—instead of moving past it. They scold themselves for goofing up. They then focus on avoiding making more mistakes.... More »

October’s Positive Youth Sports Award Goes to…. + MORE

October’s Positive Youth Sports Award goes to Sherry Connor, from Charlotte, North Carolina.   Sherry has been coaching for six years and presently coaches high school and club volleyball. Sherry is described as:   An amazing coach, and an amazing person. She cares about each of her.... More »
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Why Ankle Sprains Need Rehab + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points:   Significant swelling, any bruising, or inability to bear weight might indicate a more severe ankle injury. Get an evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon or s.... More »
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MomsTEAM Institute's Screening Of Sony Pictures' Concussion Movie Ends Year On High Note, But More Work To Be Done + MORE

  On December 21, 2015, MomsTeam Institute of Youth Sports Safety held a special advance screening of Sony Pictures's new movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith, at the Loews - Boston Common theatre. Joining me at the screening and a post-screening reception at the Ritz-Carlton were concu.... More »
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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech is one of the most famous speeches in American history and defining a moment in our country. This speech helped shape modern America. Just like our nation, we need something to define our place and set our sights on becoming better fathers…

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It’s a topic that isn’t discussed, but whether we like it or not, we will all have to come to grips with it at some point.
In short, what does a sports parent do when a youngster’s sports career comes to an end?
For most athletes, that day will be the very last game that they play for their HS or travel team…

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