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Coaching Young People is a Calling

Like many adults, I started coaching youth sports when my two sons were old enough to play on teams.  My sons, fraternal twins, began...

Gambling Invades the Youth Sports World

Organized gambling has become commonplace in the U.S.  People can go to horse and dog tracks in states from coast to coast and bet...

Athletic Trainers Support Guidelines to Prevent Training Injuries and Deaths

Twenty-one NCAA football players have died during conditioning workouts during the past 12 years.  Each summer also brings stories of high school athletes having...

Parents and the Games Their Children Play

March madness isn't only about what happens in college basketball tournaments. A different sort of madness has afflicted some parents at youth sports events...

Community surprised by steroid bust

(Editor’s Note. The following article should serve as a warning to anyone who thinks that performance enhancing drug (PED) use is limited to professional...

Local Families Demonstrate after New Study Shows Youth Concussions Rising

(Editor’s Note. This article was sent out for general release.  It was forwarded to the Digest by Dr. Ric Esposito, Chair of Sports Medicine...

How do I get little Janie (Johnny) interested in Track and Field?

Play is a critical part of a child's healthy development, and well-planned sports and team sport programs are a chance for children to learn...

An Argument for Free Play in a Child’s Development

Wherever one looks today it is apparent our society is overweight and inactive.  Often, however, it is not the fault of the child, but...

It’s the Silly Season Again in Youth Sports

It seems that every summer about this time stories begin to appear about problems in youth baseball circles involving adults.  It’s not enough that...

Chicken or Egg First? Does DNA or Hard Work Make a Person a...

Over the last few years there has been a significant increase in genetic testing. Several companies are now offering genetic tests for a few...

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