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October 2, 2015
by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW

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Football Season Starts With a Blow- Why So Much Aggression?

October 2, 2015 07:55 by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW   [About the Author]

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September has been a newsworthy month for high school football but not for reasons that are positive. First there was the incident involving two Texas high school students blindsiding a defenseless football official with a brutal tackle during the last few minutes of a game. Then there was the Linden High School athlete who pulled off the football helmet of another player from the opposing team, striking him in the head until 10 stitches were required. Given the recent level of poor sportsmanship in high school football, many are left wondering what is going on. [More]

August 8, 2015
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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NFL Hires First Female Coach: Breaking Down Male Dominated Fields

August 8, 2015 13:13 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC  [About the Author]

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Women in the workforce has been a hot topic in the past year. What about a woman in a male only field? The National Football League (NFL) recently hired it’s first ever female coach. The Arizona Cardinals recently hired Jen Welter to act as a linebacker intern coach. While Welter is entering an entirely male dominated field, she has no shortage of qualifications for the job. Welter holds a masters in sports psychology, in addition to a PhD in psychology. She also has played internationally as a professional women’s football player. Welter’s hiring brings to light the changing dynamics of many job fields in hiring women, as well as the future of these fields as many groups lobby for equal pay and opportunity for women in traditionally male dominated fields. [More]

June 24, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

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The Women’s World Cup is Going On - But Most People Don’t Know It

June 24, 2015 09:41 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

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The FIFA World Cup is the most watched and followed broadcast event on Earth, more watched than the Olympics or the Super Bowl. Type it into any search engine or ask someone on the street and the answer is always the same; the World Cup is THE soccer championship. Yet when people speak about the World Cup, they are actually excluding half of the population. The FIFA World Cup is in actuality the FIFA Men’s World Cup. There is a separate soccer championship for women, called the FIFA Women’s World Cup, being played this year in Canada from June 6th to July 5th. It has a wholly different set of rules and regulations, and a wholly different place in the history of soccer. Up until recently women’s soccer has been a footnote, but that history might be changing. [More]