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Dave Ferguson

Concussions at School: Are You Ready?

Concussion lawsuits have now extended beyond the NCAA to high school and youth sport organizations. While it is not possible to eliminate the occurrence of concussions, it is possible to learn ways to better manage the symptoms and those who are affected. Recently, the NCAA was hit with a flurry of lawsuits—some of them class […]

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Can Sport Exist Without Abuse and Bullying?

The world of sports has been riddled with sexual abuse scandals and incidents of harassment and bullying for many decades. These negative behaviors can come from trusted coaches, peers, parents or anyone else in contact with young athletes. Sadly there is no consistently collected data on the prevalence of these transgressions. There is reason to […]

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Leigh Steinberg: Injuries Plaguing Sports

Professional athletes have been known to play with collapsed lungs, broken legs, concussions and countless numbers of other injuries. Some have fought with team doctors following an incident to get back into the game without delay. Players have even been known to deceive coaches and trainers on the sidelines when they are injured just to […]

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NCAVA: Building Positive Athlete Role Models and Reducing Violence

By the time college athletes arrive to campus, many have already been personally exposed to incidents of violence. Whether against women – through a teammate, friend or family member, most victims were never taught to understand, process or prevent situations from happening. The full impact of violent encounters is often extreme for victims and can […]

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Spygate Scandal: The Story that the NFL Doesn’t Want to Tell

The NFL has long been the number one spectator sport in the United States. Huge stadiums are always filled with adoring and passionate fans. A marketing machine that is second to none keeps on going despite the number of skeletons found in their closets. Bill Belichick appears to have led the New England Patriots as […]

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From Children to the Pros: The Everchanging World of Concussions

The word “concussion” strikes fear in some athletes. Where contact is inevitable, parents may not be as eager to enroll their children in a sport that may cause lifelong injury. Young athletes have always looked to the pros for a role model. Idolized by young impressionable minds, children in sport have always emulated elite athletes. […]

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Concussions: Dealing with the After Facts

The medical world tells us that the majority of concussion symptoms are gone within two or three weeks. But what about those that are beyond the majority and deal with post concussion symptoms for days, years or the perhaps the rest of their lives? Concussions are completely different than other injuries. When you injure your […]

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Sports Sense: Benefits of Breakthrough Thinking in Athletics

Hall of Fame baseball player and legendary wordsmith Yogi Berra famously said, “90% of this game is 50% mental.” While this math doesn’t add up, it points to a vital aspect of sports and athletic competition. Although the games we play and watch are visibly physical, the key to success in sports is based on mental […]

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Tai Chi: An Ancient Art in a Modern World with Sifu Romain

Stress and anxiety accompanied by the pressures of daily life can have a significant impact to our overall well-being. From children to seniors, weekend warriors to elite athletes, all are affected in some way or another by varied levels of stress and anxiety. Not dealing with life’s issues can turn anyone into a percolating coffee […]

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Joga – A Workout for the Mind and Body of the Athlete

Athletes and active individuals are always looking for ways to become more competitive in their sport and want to stay injury free. Joga is growing in popularity as a workout that responds to the specific demands of athletes, who are both results and achievement oriented individuals. An athletic based style of yoga, Joga incorporates a unique blend […]

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