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athletes

October 20, 2017

8 keys to coaching Millennial athletes

Are today's athletes different than years past? Do you at times feel a little disconnected from the current generation? If you are like many coaches, teachers and parents, you sense that today's generation is a bit different. Fortunately, you don'...


September 28, 2017

La. school threatens punishment for athletes who don’t stand for National Anthem

A Louisiana school on Thursday dispatched a memo to student-athletes and parents, threatening punishment for athletes who do not stand for the National Anthem. Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith released a statement Wednesday, saying that ...


August 2, 2017

Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis offers advice for parents, athletes

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis believes it's healthy for athletes to feel pressure when competing in sports — as long as the pressure is not coming from parents. [caption id="attachment_24540" align="alignright" width="242"] Photo vi...


July 27, 2017

SportsMed: 5 summer tips for athletes

It’s that time of year. Spring sports have wrapped up, the school year has ended and summer begins. As athletes continue to balance their sports schedules during the summer months through a variety of tournaments, summer leagues and club organizati...


June 27, 2017

Helping your athletes choose proper shoes

I thought I knew a lot about running. I had been a competitive distance runner on the national level for many years. So, when I was asked to work at a specialty running store, I figured it was a perfect fit. It was there that I learned how to anal...


June 6, 2017

Study: HS boys fear looking ‘weak’ by reporting concussions

A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training found that high school boys are more reluctant to report concussion symptoms to their coaches out of fear of looking "weak." Researchers said that boys and girls have similar knowledge about c...


May 5, 2017

Wisconsin to offer concussion insurance to student-athletes

Wisconsin this summer will become the fourth state to offer concussion insurance to student-athletes, the state's athletic association announced. Every athlete in grades six through 12 at a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) m...


April 24, 2017

Indiana University bans athletes with history of sexual violence

Indiana University has adopted a new policy that bans its athletic teams from accepting incoming student-athletes with a history of sexual violence. The policy, approved earlier this month by the university's Faculty Athletics Committee, specifi...