Category Archive: Youth Sport Issues

Sep 07

Smart Teams Play Safe–Upcoming Conference

STILL TIME TO REGISTER! SmartTeams Play Safe™: Protecting the Health & Safety of the Whole Child In Youth Sports By Implementing Best Practices Monday September 15, 2014 Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.   Cost: $45.00 (includes lunch and reception) There are still seats and sponsorship …

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Jul 26

The Coach Becomes the Athlete–Role Reversal!

Thanks for Helen Williams for this blog. About three years ago, I decided to learn how to swim. As a child, I did not have access to a pool and was somewhat fearful of the water. I had taken lessons before but never followed through. Like most people, as I get older my body does …

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Jul 07

Coaching Resource of the Month — July 2014

As an athlete with asthma, I know firsthand how debilitating an attack can be. As a coach, working with athletes who are dealing with asthma is another challenge. The good news is that It can be controlled to allow athletes to stay in the game. The National Institutes for Health provide great information on how coaches can …

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Feb 21

Friday Night Tykes–What a Nightmare!!!

Friday Night Tykes shows scary outcomes of untrained coaches It’s quite simple: a well-trained coach leads to successful, healthy and confident players, while a poorly trained coach results in a team that does not reach its potential. The consequence of a coach that hasn’t undergone proper training isn’t only a lack of wins, but also …

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Jan 07

The Other Head Injury

Concussions are very serious business for athletes and their families to deal with, however, there is another head injury that requires our attention as well–vision damage. Each year approximately 42,000 sports-related eye injuries require emergency room medical treatment–add in those that don’t and it is a significant risk athletes undertake while playing sports. But the …

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