The Canadians call it “chirping.” The Americans call it “trash-talking.” We can assume it is called something different in other countries. The question is – is there a place for it in youth sports? First of all, trash-talking occurs in almost every sport and at […]
While experiences will always be a coaches best teacher, some lessons can be learned from books from experts and seasoned coaches that prove to be valuable for every coach at any level of their career. Coaching means dealing with different personalities, team dynamics, relationships, demanding […]
“Even if they make us laugh by telling their stories of head injuries, that doesn’t mean we’re taking the topic of traumatic brain injury lightly,” explained Emmy-award-winning medical journalist Dr. Max Gomez. “The power of these athletes’ messages is important to get the word out […]
In the same 1980 season when NY Islander Bobby Nystrom scored the winning overtime goal to win the Stanley Cup, Nystrom suffered one of his 6 career concussions. “It was a 2-on-1 drill in practice, and I was knocked out cold by a teammate who […]
When New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath won Super Bowl III in 1969, he had yet to experience all 5 of the concussions that he knows he suffered during his college and NFL careers. “But I know that back in those days, a concussion was […]
As a coach, you have to remember that while you were awarded this position, it doesn’t automatically make you a leader. The title of leader needs to be earned.