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FASTPITCH: Face Masks & Fall Ball

To Face Mask or Not to Face Mask? With fall ball getting underway, the fastpitch softball community is still decidedly divided on the subject of defensive face masks (for fielders, as opposed to the universal acceptance for their need in the batter’s box.) I don’t think our position back then was entirely self-serving, although we…
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Football Helmet Safety News: Read Between the Lines

Football Helmet Safety It’s been front page news. It was and is disturbing. Namely, the startling study on brain injuries associated with playing football. Not just NFL players, even as far down the line as Youth Football. What’s a parent and/or coach to do? Or think? Obviously, that’s up to you or them. But being…
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NEW NBA UNIS: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

You prolly heard that NIKE has replaced Adidas as the league’s official apparel provider. But there’s more to this story than meets the eye. And some of it is, at least a little, disturbing. The Good:  Adidas is rightfully known the world over for their superior uniforms…well, soccer uniforms. (Make that football or futbol, depending,…
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Hydration in Team Sports: 5 Things You Need to Know

5 Things You Should Know About Hydration 1) Double Whammy.  You’ve heard it before: “It ain’t the heat, it’s the humidity.” In reality, when it comes to making sure that young athletes maintain proper hydration levels before, during and after practices & games, it’s both. Searing heat alone or life-sapping humidity can cause problems. But together? It’s…
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