Youth Athletics

NCAA Gives Student Athletes the Support They Deserve, Sort Of

It’s no secret how much I enjoy working with youth athletes. Having the chance to play a small part in their lives as they navigate through their middle school and high school paths on their way to realizing their dreams of playing in college is truly rewarding. I also find collegiate athletics inspirational, but as …

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Dr. Booker and Patricia standing in the booth at the Penn Relays

Can You Feel the IMPACKD? We Are Certain Your Student Athletes Will

Well, we’ve finally done it!  In the last weekend of April, we launched our IMPACKD program for young athletes, introducing our 52-week injury prevention and family planning guide during the 125th Penn Relays in Philadelphia. IMPACKD is a unique online program for families of student athletes interested in continuing to play their sport in college. …

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Dr. Booker on the College Athletic Scholarship Scandal

It’s counter-intuitive, but the college athletic scholarship scandal could lift the reputation of universities like Wake Forest. “If the involved parents in the scandal deemed the universities desirous enough to get that desperate to get their child to be admitted, it likely sends a message to others to check out what Wake Forest offers overall, …

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A Pro Contract for a 13 Year Old? What’s the Game Plan?

Soccer player Olivia Moultrie has signed a multiyear endorsement deal with Nike and a representation pact with sports agency Wasserman Media Group, according to The New York Times. That’s great for her, assuming that she’s still able to play when she’s older, like age 16. Olivia has trained with some of Europe’s biggest clubs, and …

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