Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? + MORE

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? + MORE
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Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries and How You Can Help Your Child Deal With Them, Part 2: ACL Tears + MORE

I am very excited to be partnering with the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system, to bring you a 5-part series of sponsored posts on youth sports injuries. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe y.... More »

USING PUNISHMENT AS A COACHING TOOL + MORE

A lot of coaches regularly employ punishment as a "teaching" tool with their athletes and teams. If the team/athlete fails to execute well, makes a lot of mistakes or loses, the coach punishes them with more physically brutal practices, extra trainings and usually extra, long hard conditioning.  I.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: What Do You Say to Your Athlete When They Have A Bad Game? + MORE

You know what’s hard to do if you’re a parent?  When your athletic son or daughter has a tough game. And afterwards, you want to say just the right thing to boost their spirits. But finding the right words, or knowing the right time to say something, is very, very hard. Now — and this may.... More »
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Car Tires And Cancer + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Artificial turf fields continue to grow in popularity, many of these fields use ground-up car tires (crumb rubber) as infill material Many scientific studies have s.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Parochial HS Football Powers Dominate Public HS Teams – Is this Fair?

Let’s say you live in northern New Jersey, which is a heavily populated area. And let’s say you send your son to local public schools in your town. But as your son gets into middle school, it’s apparent that he’s going to be a top athlete, and especially in football. Before t.... More »
In an inspiring and thought-provoking SmartTeams Talk, Coach for America founder and former NFL player, Joe Ehrmann, offers four specific ways coaches can use their unique position in a society in which sports is our "secular religion" to transform the lives of their players and reclaim sports’ educational, social and ethical role, first, by seeing sports as a co-curricular, not extra-curricular, activity; second, by viewing sports as a place where athletes on both teams are engaged in a mutual quest for excellence, not a "I win, you lose" game; third, by using sports to build character, not a win-at-all-costs attitude; and, finally, by teaching male athletes a curriculum emphasizing healthy masculinity and respect for women and girls, empowers them to have the moral cread more

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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

– theconcussionblog.com

In a time when I truly feel strongly that we should collaborate rather than look down noses’ at other peoples work and words within the concussion realm there seems to be none of that with a recent report from TSN, Canada.  Although I did get a chance to read, I really didn’t have the perspective […]

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