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NYC Sports Person: The Baseball Center’s Michael Lombardi

Michael J. Lombardi, a former minor league player with the Philadelphia Phillies, is the Executive Director of The Baseball Center NYC, an indoor baseball/softball training facility on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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NYC Sports Person: First Tee’s Barry McLaughlin

Barry McLaughlin, a Boston-native, is the Executive Director of The First Tee Metropolitan New York, a youth development organization dedicated to giving young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship.

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NYC Sports Person: Dribbl’s Teddy Frischling

Teddy Frischling, who grew up in NYC, founded Dribbl in 1995. In addition to running the program Teddy is the Athletic Director of The Dalton School, the Head Coach of the Boys Varsity Basketball team and Director of The Dalton Summer Camp.

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NYC Sports Person: The Armory Foundation’s Aliann Pompey

Aliann Pompey competed in the 400 meters in the last 4 summer Olympic Games. She is currently Director of Educational Development at The Armory Foundation one of the largest after school programs in New York City, providing college prep and academic counseling services to hundreds of underserved public high school students.

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Highlighted Organization: First Tee Metropolitan New York

The First Tee impacts the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Educate ~ Enrich ~ Empower

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NYC Sports Person: Simply Sports’ Jeff Bernstein

Jeff Bernstein is the founder of Simply Sports, a multi-sport athletic program for children ages 3-13. Simply Sports offers age appropriate programs in baseball, basketball, flag football and soccer. Programs meet after school, on weekends, during school holidays and on other days when schools are closed.

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Highlighted Organization: StreetSquash

Founded in September 1999, StreetSquash is a comprehensive youth enrichment program that combines squash instruction, academic tutoring, community service, college preparation, leadership development, and mentoring for Harlem public school students. StreetSquash is looking for volunteer tutors, coaches, mentors and corporate partners.

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Concussion Management and Prevention

Observations of the Manhattan Soccer Club
Part II: Prevention
“An ounce of prevention is worth a month of sitting out waiting for a concussion to clear.”-Socrates, Greek Philosopher

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Parenting Elite Athletes Is A Special Challenge

I remember the moment as if it were yesterday. My older son, Luke, was nine when he was watching me playing tennis and expressed an interest in learning the game. I handed him a used kiddie racquet, showed him how to grip it, and started tossing balls over the net. Since he missed most of them, his 7-year-old brother, Dan, ran over from the playground and starting fetching and tossing the balls back to me. Finally, in frustration, Luke heaved the racquet against the fence.

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soccer and sports concussions

Concussion Management and Prevention: Observations of the Manhattan Soccer Club’s Task Force on Concussions

The Manhattan Soccer Club recently formed a task force to address the growing press and literature regarding concussions in youth sports. The task force consisted of board members, coaches, parents, and physicians.

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