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David Epstein is a reporter at ProPublica and the author of The Sports Gene. Originally printed in the NY Times

Sports Should Be Child’s Play

By DAVID EPSTEINJUNE 10, 2014

THE national furor over concussions misses the primary scourge that is harming kids and damaging youth sports in America.

The heightened...

Concussions

Protect your child with Excelsior Orthopedics' Play Safe Program

 
Protect your Child from the effects omultiple concussions
Introducing the Play Safe Program
 
What is a concussion?
 
A concussion is an injury to the brain, generally...

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY

New! NYWEST Institutes policy regarding Coach and Parent conduct

We expect all parents, spectators and coaches to understand the conduct required at a soccer match. NY West, our parent organization, has implemented a new policy that takes effect immediately. ...

SHOULD A 7-YEAR OLD PLAY ON A 10-YEAR OLD TEAM?

by Maureen Dracup, ODP and NY State West coach

If a child is the best reader in the class, moving him out of the classroom and into the grade above is not typically considered. We might provide a more challenging book or focus on reading...

KidsHealth KidsPoll on Girls & Sports

KidsHealth KidsPoll® on Girls & Sports
February 8, 2011 

Poll Finds That Girl Athletes Say Playing Sports Beats Texting, TV, and the Mall!
 
Research shows that playing sports can boost a girls...

Soccer Fans - 15 points

15 things to keep in mind while watching from the sidelines this summer

We all recognize that soccer is a very passionate game— for players and fans.
But when it comes to youth soccer, the soccer
...

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