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.
PCA Advisory Board Member Marcia McDermott shares the strategies she uses to help athletes learn leadership.
AYSO expert: choosing the level of play should depend on the player's readiness, not the parents' desires
AYSO expert: Coaches should involve players' parents from the start and communicate clearly and consistently
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.