Bob and Lisa Gfeller experienced every parent's nightmare when their youngest son, Matt, died suddenly. A high school sophomore, Matt was playing football when a collision caused a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that took his life two days later.Read Full Story
A recent study has tied the practice of heading in soccer to brain injuries, which has sparked controversy from parents and players alike. Is it enough to keep kids off the field, or is the study being blown out of proportion?Read Full Story
Soccer moms may have developed a bad reputation in the past couple of decades (What? They're just enthusiastic!), but being a dedicated soccer mom is making a comeback in a big way! The downside to being a soccer mom is that the fields become your home away from home for the entire season. We love this soccer mom gear that will make long practices a bit more bearable and those cold, early morning games worth getting out of your minivan.Read Full Story
If you're thinking your children practice sports with a different intensity than you ever did as a kid, you're not alone. Young athletes are playing longer and harder today. Plus, the pressure to win puts emotional stress on kids. Many parents push winning rather than focusing on effort, sportsmanship and hard work, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.Read Full Story
Almost every week, there's another report of an athlete sidelined by a concussion, or a scientific study detailing the dangers of a head injury in about every sport. Short of pulling him from the game, you want to protect your child and reduce the risk of injury. In the case of soccer, this might mean a helmet. Yes, a soccer helmet.Read Full Story
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