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 vi ...
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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 ...
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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, childre ...
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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 ...
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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 spo ...
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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 t ...
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Why We Love Dangerous Sports

Dangerous, deadly and extreme sport offers the possibility of death or injury but, nevertheless, usually has the ability to attract a large audience. The greater the risk, the larger the crowd. Extreme injury in sport and untimeliness of death are often overlooked beyond the enjoyment of the fans ...
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Concussion Discussion at London Symposium

On August 13th, 2014, I will join Eric Lindros, NHL hockey superstar and concussion awareness with many others, as he chairs the second annual Community Symposium on Concussion entitled, “See the Line”, in London, ON. Attendees will learn about the latest sport concussion research and insight ...
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The World of CrossFit with Scott Thornton

CrossFit is considered a workout lifestyle choice in which you can prioritize your health and fitness abilities. According to CrossFit headquarters this workout phenomenon has been steadily growing for a decade. It combines weightlifting, gymnastics, core training, and cardio into a constantly evol ...
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An Interview with Ken Berry – MLB All Star and Celebrity Baseball Coach

Major League Baseball is supposed to be in the in the midst of a “golden era” that has set the league up for a long and prosperous future according to commissioner Bud Selig. He made this statement prior to the All-Star Game at New York’s Citi Field. “The last nine years have been the greate ...
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