Negative Consequences From Changes In Youth Sports Economics
A doctor observes changes from school-based sports to pay-to-play clubs that render players expendable.
A Doctor's View On Attrition Rates In Sports And Why Kids Quit
Dr. Joseph Donahue shares his views on what drives kids out of sports - everything from injury to lack of fun.
John O'Sullivan says that making the ride home a 'teachable moment' starts to take the joy out of the game.
Jack Clark on what it truly means to be a team oriented player and why that is something he looks for.
Coaches can think they know it all right away. Dave St. Peter says he still doesn't know it all years later.
Sample Injury/Incident Report
See this sample report to be completed by a coach following a serious or minor injury to a player.
Emergency Action Plan
Use there pre-determined steps for coaches to take in case of an injury or emergency at your sporting event.
First Aid Kit Items
Injuries happen, so be prepared with an organized and stocked first aid kit. A sample item list found here.
Pulling Your Team From Competition For Player Safety
Pulling your team from a game should be a last resort option only, when other approaches are exhausted.
What Is A Concussion?
Answers from the CDC on how to prevent and control for concussions in sports.
Joe Ehrmann: How Coaches Help Athletes Develop Character and Courage
"The most important coach in America" takes on cultural challenges that face all youth, especially athletes.