Category Archives: COACHING ATHLETE SAFETY 1ST

GREAT COACHES AND PARENTS

Great Coaches and Great Parents are similar. Both can dramatically influence the lives of children and youth. Both are teachers, guide, counselor, sponsor, advisor, and role models. Both teach children the values of life and living. Both can mentor a child into becoming a star, role model and a hero for many generations. Great Coaches […]

HOW TO PREVENT COACHING NEGLIGENCE

“Coaches at all levels have traditionally assumed a special role in the lives of athletes and success of teams. In the past, winning coaches achieved results employing techniques that could legally be considered ‘wanton’ or ‘grossly negligent’ in any other context.” “In 2015, because of a number of social and economic factors, the explosion of […]

IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL ENDS SPRING PRACTICE FULL CONTACT

How dumb are lingering injuries that begin in Spring Football Practice and impair peak performance in the the Fall? “The finding of a spring practice injury rate that is almost 3X times higher than the fall football practice injury rate raises concern about why student-athletes appear to be at significantly higher risk for injury in […]

EXCESSIVE SPORTS TRAINING CAN BE DANGEROUS

An obsession with sport could be dangerous – and hide something else “ONE OF THE country’s top sport psychologists has warned about the dangers of striving for elitism in sport.” “Tadhg MacIntyre, a psychology lecturer at the University of Limerick Sports and Exercise Department who consults with the Munster Rugby team said there are real […]

SPORT BUILDS GOOD CHARACTER WHEN GOOD CHARACTERS COACH, PARTICIPATE-IN AND SURROUND THE SPORT

Georgia Football fired head coach Mark Richt (said to be mutually agreeable) finishing this season 9W – 3L. He record was 145W – 51L, 73% SEC winning record, averaging 9.6 wins per season and winning two SEC titles during the 15 seasons with the Bulldogs. If Georgia wins their bowl game this season, Richt will […]

CONGRESSMEN INTRODUCED THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SAFETY STUDY ACT

“At least 11 high school football players have died this year, either from head or neck injuries or heat-related illnesses. The most recent was a 17-year-old football player in Silver Springs, Kansas, who collapsed on the field after scoring an extra point and could not be revived.” “Those numbers are raising concerns and have caught […]

SPORTS MOMENTUM

An Athlete must concentrate and focus his/her attention and mental effort primarily on Internal, self-imposed Positive Motivation. Secondarily, the Athlete must focus on External, Coach/mentor-enacted Positive Motivation. An example is The Little Engine that Could who said, “I think I can, I think I can,” and thus The Little Engine became “process oriented,” not “outcome […]

COACH, CHILD AND YOUTH ATHLETE RELATIONSHIP

COACH, AMATEUR CHILD AND YOUTH ATHLETE RELATIONSHIPS Occasionally, during Sport Participations, Adult Coaches and Child (less than 18)/Youth (15-24 U.N.) Athletes interact similarly to Grizzly Bear Boars, Sows and their Cubs. The Boars and Sows are devoted to the Cubs when sucklings but become undevoted and abusive when the Cubs are weaned. “The greatest enemy […]