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Concussion at Play: Get Involved to Protect Young Athletes

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Why is the number so high? In the realm of sports, there are many different voices that influence young people--parents, coaches, health care providers, school professionals, teammates, and even spectators.

No. 1 Action to Change Your Personal and Professional Challenges

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn O'Malley

I'd like to challenge you to COMMIT to doing this inner work on yourself, not TRY to do it, and see how shifts of energy and attention can uplift your life and have tremendous positive impact with your purpose in the world.

7 Things Sports --and Wrestling--Taught My Sons That I Could Not

Michele Weldon | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Michele Weldon

For millions of American parents, Saturdays -and Sundays-- are again fully booked with carpooling, cheering from the sidelines and unfortunately so...

When Should Your Young Athlete Specialize?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

This question torments every parent who wants to support their children's efforts as they pursue their own personal greatness in a sport. It is also one of the most frequently asked questions I get from parents of young athletes.

7 Things I Want My Son to Know About Leadership

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Standing in a crowded gym I watched as my teenage son and several of his friends took to the basketball court. He's been playing sports since he was f...

Ask the Experts: 10 Simple Ways to Take Action Today to Create the Life You Want to Live

Leisa Peterson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Leisa Peterson

I've interviewed 28 thought-leading entrepreneurs from around the world. What they collectively taught me has blown my mind. Even if you haven't participated, this is powerful information you won't want to be without.

Stop Underpaying Coaches!

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 05.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Anita L. DeFrantz

The education of a youngster in school does not take place exclusively in the classroom. There is a wealth of evidence demonstrating that what youngsters learn on the field of play is valuable in their overall development as students.

Coaches Curing Cancer Donates Gifts to Pediatric Cancer Research

HooplaHa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Good News

When Grainne Owen gave birth to twins, she had to work hard to keep up with her sports loving and exuberant son, Killian. When Killian was five years old, however, he was diagnosed with Leukemia.

15 Things I Learned About Life From Teaching Swim Lessons

Betsy Hnath | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

If you can't float on your tummy, try learning on your back. A different view can be all it takes to help pick up a new skill.

1 Big Lesson From the Coaches of the Final Four That Every CEO Should Learn

David Bradford | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
David Bradford

Every CEO should always be their company's CTO. No I don't mean - "Chief Technology officer" - I mean "Chief Talent Officer."

When it Comes to Inclusion, Coaches Matter

Laura Clise | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Laura Clise

Coaches are often teachers, mentors and guides. The impact of a good coach is not limited to the pitch, ice, court, or water, as what they teach us has the potential to shape how we see ourselves. They inspire and instruct, teaching us not only how to play better, but also how to be better.


William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

In 2015 one of my primary wishes is that all of us will concentrate on treating other people with respect. I have just scratched the surface; I encourage you to give this entire matter some very deep consideration.

How Much Do You Know About Your Kids' Coaches And Teachers? (Probably Not Enough)

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

How much do you know about the adults your child interacts with outside of your family? Have you ever talked to the Little League coach about his valu...

Music Turns Me on: A Conversation With the Hot Band Dopapod

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Listening to music is one way I thrive in this world and Dopapod songs find their way on to my playlists daily.

Everything You Need To Know About Teens and Sports

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

High school has started for teens all over the country, and parents and teens are grappling with all sorts of issues around playing team sports.

The Failure of College Sport as an Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.21.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

As someone who has worked for institutions of higher education for more than four decades, it is especially embarrassing for me that colleges appear to have the worst record in sports for hiring women and people of color.

The Trick to Making Sports Fun for Kids? Good Coaching

Edwin Moses | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Edwin Moses

The "fun" factor in the study that stands out most to me is positive coaching. This brings to light a major problem in youth sports today -- the lack of quality coaches and mentors.

Sport Psychology Still Doesn't Get the Respect It Deserves

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.11.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why isn't mental training treated the same as physical and technical training?

Meltdown Imminent? Time for a 60-Second Emergency 3-B-C

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

"You Westerners. You're so one-dimensional. You don't even know how to breathe!" So said Lous, my Indonesian mentor, when I whined about a grue...

Loyalty and Responsibility

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.

J is for Judgment

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Judgment is "the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions." My first startup taught me a lot of lessons in the world of...

Winning Gold Medals on The Playing Field of Life

Benita Fitzgerald Mosley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Benita Fitzgerald Mosley

Quality coaching is a critical factor in determining whether an athlete will be successful at the elite level. Yet, sports organizations often do not invest adequate resources in developing coaches.

My Sports Influences

Jessica Aney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jessica Aney

I think it is very important that coaches and parents understand what a young athlete really wants at a given stage and not push him or her too fast or too far so that the love is lost.

Great Sports Wisdom You Can Use -- Even If You Don't Play Sports

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.18.2013 | Sports

Certainly great coaches spend a great deal of time and effort trying to best their competitors. But for many of the greatest coaches, their legacies g...

Where Are You Sitting?

Amanda Kraus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amanda Kraus

Coach Burns' attention meant a lot to me, but he was generous with that attention and shared it with all the kids in that school, regardless of who they were, where they came from or where they were going. His affection for everyone was contagious.