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Mohican Trail Marathon

Are you among the vast legion of competitive athletes who have been dealing with race cancellations, one after another, week after week, month after month, all due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
As I’ve written in previous columns, this year’s been unlike anything I’ve ever experienced as a coach, precisely because ... (full story)

NFLPA asking teams to change all fields to natural grass

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Fifteen NFL teams play their home games on artificial turf. Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter wants to see that number reduced to zero.
The NFL Players Association president cited the league's official injury reports from 2012-2018 to state his case that natural grass fields provide a much lower risk fo ... (full story)

Hall of Famer Larkin's postseason bat labels promote healing

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NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Larkin is gladly giving Major League Baseball a helping hand in these playoffs.
Two of them, actually.
Look closely at the bats being swung and you might notice something on the knobs: a label with a graphic design of Black and white hands clasped over the words "Heal" and "Unite.&q ... (full story)

Pro Football Hall of Fame honored for wellness programs

The Pro Football Hall of Fame was honored by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) with its Booker T. Washington Award in a ceremony in Washington on Monday, Oct. 5.
The Booker T. Washington Award recognizes an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of wellness in emerging popu ... (full story)

Athletes with COVID returning to play

COVID-19 and its ultimate impact on the sports community is still pretty much of an unknown.
And for me as a coach who provides guidance to athletes, this COVID-19 unknown had left me feeling very unsettled.
To be more precise my unsettledness had centered around the eventuality of my having to offer a “back to train ... (full story)