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Proper Hydration for Summer Sports

Every year a number of tragedies occur relating to Heat Stroke and dehydration. Proper hydration as well as recognizing and preventing heat illness are very important topics for all coaches to understand. Athletes, young and old, increase their risk of heat illness as they become dehydrated. According […]

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Find Your Greatness

Although Nike is not a sponsor of the Summer Olympics, they have an inspirational ad of a young athlete that asks us to find our own greatness. The term greatness can mean different things to different people.  When most of us think of greatness we think of […]

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Pop Warner Football Changes Practice Rules

In response to growing concerns over head injuries in football, Pop Warner, the nation’s largest youth football organization, announced rule changes on Wednesday that will limit the amount of full-speed collisions and other contact allowed in practice. The issue of brain injuries sustained on the football field […]

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Concussions and Young Athletes – Recognition Signs for Coaches

Concussions are a very serious injury. A youth sports coach must do all in his or her power to prevent, recognize and respond to this injury.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has some very informative articles on the subject of concussions. According to the […]

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How to Get Arms Ready for Baseball and Softball

In many parts of the country baseball and softball has started or will soon be starting. Before the season begins, it’s a good time for a player to work on getting their arms in shape for the season. The key to getting a player’s arm ready for […]

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