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Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

Death by sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a rare event in the young athlete. In the United States, elite athletes are viewed as near invincible because of their incredible physical feats. read more
Identifying Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm

Identifying Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm

The terms EIA and EIB are often used interchangeably, but EIB specifically denotes the reduction in lung function that occurs after a standardized exercise test (Carver 2009). More recently, the term exercise-induced bronchoconstriction has been introduced as actual spasm of the airways does not always occur. read more
Modification of Exercises to Allow Injured Individuals to Continue Training

Modification of Exercises to Allow Injured Individuals to Continue Training

Although the harmful effects of disuse on muscle size and strength are well documented, recent evidence shows that such effects begin to occur with as little as five days of disuse. Clearly, it is in the tactical athlete’s interest to continue training to the extent possible after injury. read more
Amy Hastings’ Flow Moment

Amy Hastings’ Flow Moment

Some days, the universe seems to throw it all at you. Sweltering temperatures with no shade and no heat acclimatization because it’s mid-February? Check. A repetitive, uninspiring urban course through the middle of a concrete jungle? Ditto. read more
Long-Term Memory

Long-Term Memory

The long-term memory is responsible for permanently accumulating or storing information. In particular, it stores what can be recalled about how to do activities including motor skills, personal past events, and universal or general knowledge. read more
Traditional Face-to-Face Versus E-Leadership

Traditional Face-to-Face Versus E-Leadership

In the technology-rich environment in which we live, our key interpersonal and professional encounters are not likely to be solely face-to-face or virtual. Rather, our relationships exist on a continuum between more or less virtual. Some of us believe that virtual encounters, via Facebook, MySpace, Skype, FaceTime, and the like, enhance our already established relationships. read more
Six Food Rules that Young Athletes and Their Families Should Follow

Six Food Rules that Young Athletes and Their Families Should Follow

Young athletes face distractions that can keep them from eating properly. From school and homework to training and competition, they don’t always pay attention to how they fuel their bodies or take the time to understand the role nutrition plays in supporting their training and goals. Heather Mangieri, a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, says there are six food rules that athletes, coaches, and families should employ to help bring about that understanding. read more
Assessments for Muscular Fitness

Assessments for Muscular Fitness

There is not one test of muscular fitness that is best. Rather, different tests can be used to safely and effectively assess muscular strength or muscular endurance in various age groups. read more
Advocating for Your Profession

Advocating for Your Profession

Now more than ever, physical education is a critically important school subject for reasons related to its contribution to children’s overall physical and psychological well-being and for the contribution it can make to the intellectual growth of children. read more
Understanding Tournaments and Leagues

Understanding Tournaments and Leagues

Covers nine types of tournaments or leagues: single elimination, double elimination, multilevel, straight round robin, round robin double split, round robin triple split, round robin quadruple split, semi–round robins, and extended (such as ladder and pyramid tournaments). read more
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