Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure? – Peaksports Video + MORE

Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure? – Peaksports Video + MORE

An Interview with Sue Bird, All-American at UConn and WNBA Superstar + MORE

I had the opportunity to interview Sue on my show this AM, and I jumped at it. Lots of questions for her, but most of all, how and why is Geno Auriemma, the long-time head coach at UConn women’s basketball, so successful year after year. As you may know, UConn just won its 11 NCAA championship.... More »

Teaching Basketball and Life Lessons in India’s Slums

Steve Jobs once once concluded a short speech on the value of dreamers with the line, “…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do!” Pradyut Voleti, founder of Dribble Academy in Gejha village, India is one such dreamer. He star.... More »

Philadelphia Eagles Chris Long Donates Entire Salary to Charity + MORE

At a time when football players and fans are experiencing more division, Eagles’ defensive lineman Chris Long has set a new example. Long is donating his 2017 base salary to specific educational institutions – a total of 16 paychecks. The money will donate educational organizations focused o.... More »
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The Multi-Sport Prescription + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: We have a strong cultural bias towards early sport specialization, with the belief that specialization from the youngest ages is the best way to achieve elite statu.... More »
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Inspirational Assist: Cancer Survivor Hits Buzzer Beater

Buzzer beater winning shots from half-court are cause for celebration. This story has that and a lot more. Last year, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School was taking on archrival Mount Airy in a high school basketball match-up in North Carolina. Bishop McGuinness’ coach, as a way to motivate.... More »

Why Kids Quit Sports

– changingthegameproject.com

“I just can’t take it anymore coach,” a talented but underperforming player named Kate told me a few years back. “I think I am done playing.” My mind went through all the reasons this might be happening: burnout, other interests, team dynamics, I was too hard on her, the gamut. What could it be? “It’s […

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Motivation in youth sports  is not an exact science; trying to figure out what works with each child athlete is more like an art form. It’s trial and error–a learning process for parents as much as it is for kids because every child is different and every child responds differently to motivational tactics…

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kids football tournaments 1430938800 2055497465 Why Do Athletes Choke Under Pressure? – Peaksports Video + MOREIn “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about why athletes choke or under perform in competition. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast…

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Kevin Delaney, the editor in chief of Quartz, says in a Digiday Podcast interview that the 800-word article has got to go.
As Digiday’s Brian Morrissey notes, Delaney wrote many 800-word pieces during his 12 years with the Wall Street Journal. Now, though, Delaney sees the form as a problem in digital media, because digital media isn’t newspapers:

What people read online, when you look at the data, is shorter stuff that’s focused, creative and social with a really good headline…

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