For every talented high school athlete charging across the football field or basketball court to cheers from the stands, there are many talented students working quietly over a computer, a textbook or in a science lab. These students will build America's future.
Our children, our young people, the ones we've been spouting all our positive mottos to, they are the witnesses, and sometimes the imitators, of the most distressing display of all: our blind hypocrisy.
Dave Studdard, a former offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos, said the neurofeedback technology has removed "the constant fog" he had been living in. Another former Bronco, Jon Keyworth, said he has experienced significant improvement since beginning the therapy.
I want students from every school in the United States to experience the excitement of solving real-world science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) problems within the intensity of robotic sporting competitions, and to be recognized as heroes for their accomplishments.
The JV game finishes; we win by a nose in a tense, hold your breath kind of ending. Then the varsity players take the court to warm up. During the ...
Many of those entering theaters this holiday season to watch this highly-promoted movie will only be marginally aware of the link between football, concussions, and CTE, the neurological disease resulting from repetitive brain trauma. A lot of them will be leave shocked at what they discover.
In a few weeks, high school football teams across the country will be starting practice for the 2015 season. It's an exciting time for athletes, coaches and parents. However, before the players put on helmets and pads for the first time a concussion awareness protocol needs to be followed.
I have a cross country friend who will be attending a Division I school in the fall, and she barely has half of tuition covered with her scholarship. Though she is a good student and will likely graduate well off, her college time will be sunk running in circles.
The 'progressive' mayor and a largely useless city council have largely ignored issues in education -- allowing the PSAL to swallow up the SSAL.
No one can predict with any degree of certainty the physical attributes of an athlete. Lineage can provide a glimpse of certain characteristics like height and body structure, of course. But there are more important factors to focus on in the development of a young athlete.
Despite the fact that some people are put off by the significant attention paid to recruiting, sports play a large role in American culture, and a high school athlete getting recruited to play at any level of college is at least newsworthy to the local community and alumni.
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.
When a sport is transformed into a highly competitive, win-at-all-costs activity, with one's parents foaming at the mouth while yelling at refs, who wants to play anymore?
Mom made a lot of sacrifices for my brother and I so we could play sports. There were times the electric bill wasn't paid or we ate lots of pasta. I didn't appreciate it so much then, but I'm thankful every day to her for that now.
Running up the score can have different effects on members of the losing team for young players. Some might feel totally embarrassed and dejected and decide to quit the team or the sport altogether.
As someone who has avidly watched and followed football for years, I failed to grasp the severity of the many injuries. I ignored the commentators and analysts who believed that football needed to get safer.