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Buying Sport Goggles: Make Sure Your Child Likes Them First

There are three factors to consider when selecting protective eye-wear/sport goggles for your child,  optician Noah Shriber  tells MomsTeam's Angela Ruggiero.

Coaches Play Important Role In Concussion Safety

With the concussion safety laws now in place in a virtually all U.S. states, coaches play an increasingly important role in concussion safety, especially in the all-important decision about whether to remove an athlete from play for further evaluation.

Player Injuries and Safety: Game Officials Need to Manage Both

Game officials have well-defined responsibilities for player safety once the contest starts, but rules regarding when to stop play to remove an injured player are less clear.

Give Kids the Fuel They Need with Good Nutrition

Children need good, healthy food in order to perform at their best. Here are some tips to better fuel kids for school, sports and extracurricular activities.

On the Sports Sidelines: Modeling Good Sportsmanship Is Key

Parents can set the right example for young athletes by demonstrating good sportsmanship on the sidelines. Here are some tried-and-true tips.

Boxing Not For Kids, Pediatricians Say

Boxing is not an appropriate sport for children and teens, say the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), in a new policy statement.

Budgeting For Sports Important No Matter Child's Age

Buying clothes and supplies for back-to-school puts a strain on the family budget.  Whatever the age of their kids, sports parents not only need to find room in their budget for equipment and registration fees but also their time.

What Life Lessons To Teach Is Coach's Choice

There are tens of thousands of well-meaning coaches in youth and high school athletics/activites across this nation. Being placed in a position of influence and power over young people, however, requires - to borrow from the Hippocratic oath - that coaches first do no harm, and hopefully do some good. Unfortunately, the sad fact is that many will be remembered by their players for all the wrong reasons.

Being placed in a position of influence and power over young people
requires - to borrow from the Hippocratic oath - that coaches first do
no harm, and hopefully do some good. Whether to teach positive or negative life lessons is the coach's choice.

Goal of Coaching: Develop Winners in Sports and Life

During the off season local associations are faced with assigning coaches to the teams for the up coming year. Coaching committees and ultimately youth hockey boards will approve the coaches for the coming year. In many programs getting enough qualified coaches is a problem. Some programs start fresh each year and some leave coaches in place for many years. In short there is lots of attention and even drama about who is going to coach the teams, especially A teams. What is missing is actually determining how qualified the coaches are and an on going coach development program. It seems as the season begins teams and coaches are on their own.

Coaches are the most important and powerful individuals in any youth sports
organization. Coaches determine the quality of experience that players
have and can have a significant impact on the lives of their players.

Heat Illness Very Preventable Injury Says AAP

Exertional heat illness among youth athletes is preventable if coaches, parents and other adults take appropriate precautions, says the American Academy of Pediatrics in a new report.
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