Category Archives for "Medical"

#45 – Your Child and Physical Literacy

Promoting Literacy of the Mind and BodyWe usually associate literacy with reading books.  But what happens when we expand the definition to include the way the body and brain interpret and react to the world and people around us? The idea that there is only one kind of intelligence has been challenged, I would argue successfully, […]

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#44 – Effective Weather Policy for Youth Soccer

Who Cares?”How’s the weather?” is a common conversation opener, but when I hear it, I brace myself for a boring discussion. I get it. This is important stuff though. People have been hurt or killed, and thousands of games get cancelled or delayed every season. I’ve heard parents and coaches complain about a closure or […]

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#27 – Safety on a Soccer Field

“It is estimated that half of all sports-related injuries among children can be prevented. Protective equipment, safe playing conditions and the development and enforcement of safety rules help reduce the number and severity of sports injuries.” Sarah Cox Who is Responsible for Safety in Youth Sports? Players Parents Coaches RefereesHost Org Pre-Season check Be sure […]

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#6 – The Real and Profound Effect of Dehydration on Performance

Dehydration decreases mental and physical performance on the field and in school in some pretty dramatic ways. Something as simple as not drinking water cut performance by nearly 50% in laboratory studies for patients who were just walking! Dehydration affects the body and the mind in many ways that extend well beyond the soccer field. […]

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