18 episodes

We are 6 Sports Neuropsychologists from across the US who tackle the flashy, and sometimes misleading headlines about youth sports, health, and safety in our efforts to educate the public, and to advocate. We talk among ourselves and with other experts, with infusions of science, common sense, humor, and our own experiences as working parents. We are working professionals, not professional influencers. Real science. Real moms. Real life.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

We are 6 Sports Neuropsychologists from across the US who tackle the flashy, and sometimes misleading headlines about youth sports, health, and safety in our efforts to educate the public, and to advocate. We talk among ourselves and with other experts, with infusions of science, common sense, humor, and our own experiences as working parents. We are working professionals, not professional influencers. Real science. Real moms. Real life.

    E17. Professional Women's Hockey League (PWHL): Advancing women in sports

    E17. Professional Women's Hockey League (PWHL): Advancing women in sports

    If you can see it, you can  be it.

    This isn't just about girls in sports - it's about a pivotal moment for women and women's sports. It's about having a dream, the power of teamwork, and women getting it done.

    Did you know that the fastest-growing audiences on TV are for women's sports? (Forbes 11/28/22)

    Join us as we hear from hockey royalty Annie Camins - standout prep and collegiate player, now a wife and mom with 2 decades of NHL experience prior to joining the team that launched the PWHL, taking it from an announcement to puck drop in just 125 days. Annie has had multiple roles and is currently serving as league VP of operations. 



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    • 30 min
    E16. Bad science+flashy headlines = consumer clickbait.

    E16. Bad science+flashy headlines = consumer clickbait.

    Springboarding from a recent attention-grabbing concussion headline, we discuss strategies to become more savvy consumers of science that affects our everyday lives. We talk about examples of ways that the popular press and social media can skew the actual scientific data....and discuss resources that can help listeners become informed consumers and find fact-based resources to guide decisions regarding youth sports, health, and safety. 
    We want you to remember, too, that headlines may sell papers but are just the starting point vs. the ending point. One study is just one study, and correlation (relationships) don’t prove cause. Just like school mascots have nothing to do with your school’s concussion rates, sometimes a coincidence is just a coincidence.
    For more information on how to improve your research IQ, check out https://peterattiamd.com/how-to-read-and-understand-scientific-studies/ and conduct your own research on https://scholar.google.com/ .
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    • 31 min
    E15. Concussion Technology for sale: Buyer Beware

    E15. Concussion Technology for sale: Buyer Beware

    True to our brand, we tackle some of the latest trends in concussion-prevention - specifically, protective helmet covers. As youth sports are increasingly monetized, savvy marketers play to parents safety-related concerns with all kinds of things to diagnose or prevent concussions. While something as simple as a padded helmet cover may seem harmless enough, is it really? 

    Science doesn't always keep pace with production of the latest-and-greatest, but there's much we do know. We share with you our opinions on what to look for, how to read the research that businesses tout, and what the NFL is finding out about sports equipment technology and helmet safety. 

    Remember, lipstick on a pig is just lipstick on a pig. 
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    • 25 min
    E14. The injured athlete - When you can't just walk it off

    E14. The injured athlete - When you can't just walk it off

    10 years ago the Aspen Institute reported research indicating that risk of injury was the primary concern of parents surveyed about youth sports participation.

    The benefits of youth sports are so great, however, and most major risks can be effectively mitigated or managed.

    That doesn't mean that visible and invisible injuries are pain-free, though, and their impact can extend  beyond the playing field, gym, ice,  course, or pitch for many athletes and regardless of age or status, just as real-life pressures and issues can impact competition and play, too.

    We're real moms, talking about real science and real life.

    ** Want more information about general youth sports safety and choosing the best sports for your child? Check out Project Play and the Healthy Sport Index for more information.
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    • 27 min
    E13. Bypassing the BS with Christine Golic

    E13. Bypassing the BS with Christine Golic

    We are joined by Christine Golic, CEO of the Golic family and wife of former NFL player and long-time sports personality Mike Golic. She's also mother to Mike, Jake, and Sydney - all graduates of the University of Notre Dame and former D-1 Athletes, and Grandmother to 1-year-old Jackson. Christine has served on both the Heads Up Advisory Board and the Pop Warner Football board. She is an advocate for youth sports and its importance to the development and health of our young people.

    Christine shares her wit and wisdom about sports and parenting, with practical tips and powerful messages about supporting athletes at all levels.

    Want to hear more from the Golics? Check out the family podcast, Sorry in Advance, and Mike's new show, Gojo and Golic,  on DraftKings Network.
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    • 38 min
    E12. Ready to Launch!

    E12. Ready to Launch!

    Our tips for a successful launch to college - from Dr. Sone’s Tips for Girls to safety, drinking, mental health, privacy, letting go, and more. 



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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

RickyR32481 ,

Easy listening, full of information

As a sports dad, this may be my new guilty pleasure! These Mom’s are highly intelligent, funny and very easy to listen to!

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