Youth Athletics

Jacob Copelands mom walking out

It’s All About Jacob Copeland’s Mom … Not

Parents of young athletes are highly invested in the success of their children. But the line between investment and self-fulfillment can easily become blurred. At the college signing day of top 40 college football recruit Jacob Copeland, Jacob’s mom walked out of her son’s proud moment after he chose The University of Florida over his …

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Good Samaritans: Stepping Up Is Easy When You’re the Only One There

Being a Good Samaritan often happens as a result of being in the right place at the right time, not necessarily looking to step up and doing something to help out someone else. But the moment when you actually can be of service to someone in need is a great feeling.  We’ve had two recent incidents …

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Masai Russell

Did a Crysosauna Shave 2 Seconds Off This Track Athlete’s Hurdles Time?

UPDATE: Masai Russell (left) shocked the world (almost everyone, anyway) by finishing 3rd in the PanAm Junior World Championships in the 400m hurdles held July 22-23 in Lima, Peru! Way to go, Masai!     Masai Russell of Bullis High School in Potomac, Md., came in second place at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championship 2017 Junior …

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Bullis School Girls Track Team

2017 Is The Year Of The Young Athlete, Starting With The Bullis Girls Track Team

2016 was the year of Old Man Booker’s failing hip, but now it’s 2017, and its time to turn a brand new page. 2017 is The Year Of The Young Athlete! To start the year off, I’m going to pay tribute to the Bullis School’s girls track team. Many of you may not be familiar …

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Young Athletes

Why Do So Many Young Athletes Get Injured?

It’s no secret that young athletes get injured more these days than their parents did playing sports as youths. And it should be no real surprise why. One of the biggest differences between children’s sporting experiences nowadays and their parents’ play at a young age is the prevalence of single-sport specialization. Parents today are under significant pressure for …

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Mother and young boy exercise together

Fitness Trends for 2016: Battling Childhood Obesity is Out

For those of you who have followed this blog at all over the last six years, you know that youth athletics is a huge issue for Capitol Rehab of Arlington. And the flip side of youth athletics is the effort to combat childhood obesity. So it’s with a forlorn lower lip that we point to …

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Smart watch wearable technology is the new fitness trend

Fitness Trends for 2016: Best and New, Tried and True

The annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends is out with its 2016 edition, and No. 1 on the list of trends for 2016 is wearable technology. Surprised? Yeah, me neither. As the survey notes, the wearable technology industry is exploding — expected to reach $6 billion next year with fitness trackers, smart glasses, smart watches, heart rate monitors, GPS tracking …

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