Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE

Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE
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Jammed Finger- See A Doctor Or Not?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A jammed finger occurs with direct impact to the tip of a finger and is generally a mild sprain that resolves in a few days Some finger injuries can be more seri.... More »
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Help Sports Kids Overcome Social Approval

Boosting Confidence in Young Athletes A young athlete writes: “I am a badminton player and I am finding it really hard to not get shaky or lose confidence when in a game if I miss a shot, my coach keeps telling me that I am I good player and I should believe in myself but then I just get more.... More »

New Coach, Teacher, Friends, School? 5 Steps to Helping Your Child Handle Change + MORE

This post is sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to make back-to-school sports as easy as possible by providing the best tools to help teams and parents run their organizations smoothly. As a new school year gets under way, your child may have to handle change in more than one .... More »

Special Needs Basketball Player Hits Final Shot

With enthusiastic chanting in the background, senior Lainy Fredrickson entered a basketball game for the Norman High School Lady Tigers. Fredrickson, who has special needs, entered the game in the final minutes against her school’s arch-rival, Norman North. Lainy Fredrickson Makes Final Bucket.... More »

“How Do I Let Someone Else Take Over?” + MORE

A parent recently asked me: How do I let go? The million dollar question!        Related Stories5 Simple Steps to Your Child’s Youth Sports Success“How do I Keep My Child Interested in Her Sport?”New Coach, Teacher, Friends, School? 5 Steps to He.... More »
national youth football championships 1455123905 1065540274 Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MOREThe interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors:

the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at the hands of Jerry Sandusky
the passing of new laws that allow for more proactive, protective measures for children

The federal government took its first step with the National Child Protection Act of 1993, which allowed organizations to perform background checks on people serving children…

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If you’ve been in the world of sports long enough you’ve probably met athletes who are total goofballs. The ones who don’t take the sport too seriously, make jokes or comments to try to make their teammates laugh, and who don’t spend too much time thinking about the sport because they’re just in it for some fun…

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