child coaching – Abilities Networks http://abilitiesnetworks.org/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 03:46:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://abilitiesnetworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-4.png child coaching – Abilities Networks http://abilitiesnetworks.org/ 32 32 Even the most serious NFL survivors like Zimmer have a coaching expiration date https://abilitiesnetworks.org/even-the-most-serious-nfl-survivors-like-zimmer-have-a-coaching-expiration-date/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 22:40:30 +0000 https://abilitiesnetworks.org/even-the-most-serious-nfl-survivors-like-zimmer-have-a-coaching-expiration-date/ Oh my God, a lot has happened in the NFL coaching world since January 2014, when Mark and Zygi Wilf tied their purple carts to a 57-year-old defensive coordinator from Cincinnati. During these eight years … Twenty-six teams have hired 54 head coaches, including Mike Zimmer and his six long-dismissed classmates in 2014. Twenty-eight head […]]]>

Oh my God, a lot has happened in the NFL coaching world since January 2014, when Mark and Zygi Wilf tied their purple carts to a 57-year-old defensive coordinator from Cincinnati.

During these eight years …

  • Twenty-six teams have hired 54 head coaches, including Mike Zimmer and his six long-dismissed classmates in 2014.
  • Twenty-eight head coaches have been fired 29 times.
  • Yes, Adam Gase was hired, fired, hired again, and fired again.
  • Dan Quinn got hired, went to a Super Bowl, led Tom Brady 28-3, lost and was fired four years later.
  • Doug Pederson got hired, whipped Zimmer in an NFC title game, won the Super Bowl in Zimmer’s backyard, and, of course, got fired three years later.
  • Todd Bowles went from assistant to head coach before being fired as assistant again ahead of Black Monday ’22. Ditto for Quinn.
  • Pat Shurmur turned the “Minneapolis Miracle” into Giants head coach, was 9-23 and was fired.
  • The Browns have changed head coaches four times.
  • The 49ers have changed head coaches three times in three years. The Titans, Lions, Buccaneers, Broncos, Jets and Giants have also changed coaches three times.
  • The door was shown to two Grudens.
  • And an outmatched Urban Meyer lasted all 13 games before being sacked last month.

Yes indeed, the lifespan of an NFL head coach continues to diminish with the seasons. At least for those who aren’t a Belichick or who don’t work for a Rooney.

Remember January 12, 2017, when the Rams hired the wonderful boy, Sean McVay, at the age of 30 and 354 days? Well, Sean is now ninth among the NFL’s head coaches. At 35.

McVay could climb at least one rung on the seniority ladder after this season. Zimmer, seventh on this list, could be set to exit after Sunday’s game against the Bears put a black bow on a season filled with a lot of excitement but not enough wins to avoid his first consecutive non-playoff seasons. .

If this is indeed the end of the Zimmer era, you could argue that Zim got stuck somewhere in the middle of his profession, missing his window of opportunity in 2019 and backing down when the salary cap could no longer contain Kirk Cousins. And some of the Zimmer. key advocates.

Zimmer has always been good enough to stay one step ahead of the Grim Reaper who took down the guys who have been fired since he was hired. But he wasn’t good enough to match the success or possibly gain the extraordinary endurance of the six coaches ahead of him on the seniority list.

Each of those six – Bill Belichick (hired 2000), Sean Payton (2006), Mike Tomlin (2007), John Harbaugh (2008), Pete Carroll (2010), and Andy Reid (2013) – have won at least one Super Bowl. . . Zimmer got to the door of one but was beaten 38-7.

Meanwhile, a look at the 28 dismissed men since 2014 tells us only two of them had a better regular season winning percentage than Zimmer, who went 71-56-1 (0.559). Only Jim Caldwell of Detroit (class of 14), who went 36-26 (.563), and Mike Mularkey of Tennessee (class of ’16), who went 18-14 (.563), won more often than Zim.

Zimmer has three playoff seasons, two division titles and a 2-3 playoff record. Of the guys fired since he was hired, 18 have never made it to the playoffs, and only two of them have had more playoff wins. Pederson went 4-2. Quinn went 3-2.

So, again, Zim has been good enough in his eight-year partnership with general manager Rick Spielman to justify the Wilfs’ patience.

But there is a breaking point in all situations, a point when one diet’s turn ends and another takes over. Looks like the time has come in Minnesota for Zimmer and possibly Spielman.

If Sunday is Zimmer’s last game, at least try to remember him as one of the bravest survivors in the league.

When his wife, Vikki, died suddenly aged 50 in 2009, Zimmer coached the Bengals defense in a game three days later. His players offered him a game ball after a victory.

Despite considerable success as a coordinator, Zimmer had to wait until he was 58 before he coached his first game in the NFL. Bud Grant was the same age when he coached the last game of his 18-year career with the Vikings.

Upon arriving in Minnesota, Zimmer arrogantly said he would fix the league’s worst defense. Then he did.

Zimmer had to start four different quarterbacks in his first four seasons. Still, he won two division titles in four years and made it to a conference title game as an old-fashioned defensive coach at a time when the league was moving in the opposite direction.

Zimmer has often joked while writing a book detailing all the fires he has had to put out as a Viking coach. It would be a bestseller.

The Friday before Zimmer’s second game, Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse. The Friday before what could have been Zimmer’s penultimate game, he lost Kirk Cousins ​​on the COVID-19 roster and had no chance of winning a must-see match at Lambeau Field.

There is no place to list all the other fires that we know of in between. Maybe Zim can share some of these and the ones we don’t know if the Wilfs do indeed pick up the 65-year-old from their purple wagons.


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Bradley Carnell’s Manchester United link sees him land top manager https://abilitiesnetworks.org/bradley-carnells-manchester-united-link-sees-him-land-top-manager/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 15:44:00 +0000 https://abilitiesnetworks.org/bradley-carnells-manchester-united-link-sees-him-land-top-manager/ After weeks of speculation over Bradley Carnell’s future as a coach, with ex-Bafana Bafana even linked with Manchester United, the Siya Crew can confirm that Carnell has accepted a head coach position. Carnell was named to the expanding MLS St Louis City FC franchise in St Louis Missouri. Speaking to Soccer, Laduma Carnell said: “I […]]]>

After weeks of speculation over Bradley Carnell’s future as a coach, with ex-Bafana Bafana even linked with Manchester United, the Siya Crew can confirm that Carnell has accepted a head coach position.

Carnell was named to the expanding MLS St Louis City FC franchise in St Louis Missouri.

Speaking to Soccer, Laduma Carnell said: “I am excited about the opportunity to lead St Louis City. It’s a new expansion team in MLS. The style of play we adopt speaks to the community here in the Midwest. There are a lot of firsts here. It’s almost like giving birth to a child. There is this blank canvas now and you can build it from scratch.

St Louis City FC will continue to campaign in the MLS Next Pro League for 2022, which is essentially a second tier transition league to MLS, with Carnell overseeing the club’s development structures and preparing his senior squad for January 2023, date to which the team will officially step up. in MLS. Carnell, who has been awarded a three-year contract, will research and recruit players using his network across the world to recruit the right players. Asked if he would look for players in South Africa, Carnell explained, “I don’t see why. People involved in the club’s scout network are connected all over the world. The club’s European scout networks are extremely strong. Our networks across the Americas are extremely strong. And I have strong links in African structures. We won’t just be looking in South Africa, but across Africa for good players. We want to provide opportunities. I was a young boy from the southern suburbs of Johannesburg who had the opportunity to play at a higher level, now I have the opportunity to be a head coach, and therefore I will seek to give opportunities where I am. can.

Passing on Manchester United’s opportunity for the job at St Louis, Carnell explained: “From a timing perspective, with the possibility of having a long-term view and then having the opportunity to running, for me was my first choice. Yes, Manchester United is certainly an attractive prospect for any manager and a dream for many. But I was already so far away when this opportunity was discussed. am still committed to something I believe in, and I will always be a man of my word. I had already committed to St Louis and that was my only choice.

With Carnell’s rising star in the coaching arena, there is always a chance that a big club PSL will try to bring him back to South Africa, as happened with Benni McCarthy. Asked if he would be open to this in the future, Carnell said, “I’m focusing on the here and now and looking at my short, medium and long term goals with this particular club. Who knows what will happen in 10 or 12 years.

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my crazy descent when I started coaching my son’s team. https://abilitiesnetworks.org/my-crazy-descent-when-i-started-coaching-my-sons-team/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 10:49:00 +0000 https://abilitiesnetworks.org/my-crazy-descent-when-i-started-coaching-my-sons-team/ At night I went through the team management manifesto of a Dutch football coaching legend from the 70s and studied the Brazilian training manuals from the 90s for the best possible lineups for five-a-side football. . I weighed the virtues of a dedicated sweeper and four attacking players who could operate freely against the safety […]]]>

At night I went through the team management manifesto of a Dutch football coaching legend from the 70s and studied the Brazilian training manuals from the 90s for the best possible lineups for five-a-side football. . I weighed the virtues of a dedicated sweeper and four attacking players who could operate freely against the safety of two players who remained in defense. The eight kids who showed up regularly for training all ran hard and tried to target their kicks. We had options.

I wasn’t devising tactics for a greenhouse travel league team or a particularly zealous ale league with former college players battling body decline in their thirties. The team in question was that of my 5 year old son, and the games were part of a Dallas YMCA sponsored mixed soccer league at his school.

The set-up was wonderfully inexpensive: an on-campus practice continued on Friday afternoon and Saturday games in a sun-bleached tundra next to a large college in North Texas.

Some of our players didn’t notice when our team scored, or when we conceded a goal.

I quickly learned that our players could be worried about how to put on a fluorescent yellow bib. Good clean tackles made us cry. Some of our players didn’t notice when our team scored or when we conceded a goal. It was bird migration season, so reporting a large crowd of blackbirds perched in the trees was sometimes more interesting than kicking the ball.

My 5 year old always went to play football. Her mother is an excellent footballer; I was a deeply mediocre player but I remain an obsessive. My son’s nanny is a strong supporter of Tigres UANL in Mexico and has dressed my two children in full Tigers kits. My son turned 2 in the summer of 2018, and he and I woke up together to the first World Cup games in the kitchen. I have valuable videos of my son while in diapers, standing and clapping for various national anthems.

For the first workouts my role was exclusively as a daddy: I ​​picked up my son from school, performed the snack and the outfit change, showed him how to roll his beloved high socks on his shin guards (he prefers to train in European uniform; Celta Vigo in baby blue and Arsenal in red are his favorites), took him to the pitch, told him I loved him and stood ready with water. Sometimes I would pass the ball with my son and all the other kids there before falling back on the sidelines to brew the water and the praise.

Then our head coach had a conflict a week. We had an assistant coach who collapsed and seemed determined to teach kids the worst and least fun ways to play: a crowd attack around the ball paired ferrets with a disease defense that produced nothing but scrums. small hesitant kicks and dust.

So I intervened. The practice was easy. I brought extra balls. I had cones and downloaded a few U-6 drills and I remembered what I could of my own time indiscriminately in the New England AYSO leagues. When the coach was late I would help the team warm up and do exercises until he showed up.

Soon I co-coached the team, designed workouts, laid out the cones, and helped a 5-year-old turn her foot to use her instep to pass the ball, then rushed to 15 feet to help a child receive this pass. My son was delighted. He called me “Coach Dad” and laughed to himself.

Anyone who has worked with young children knows how pure it can be – children laugh. They shout their friend’s name as they pass the ball to them. You announce a water break and they run over to the sideline where someone who loves them has a water bottle ready for them.

The games were different. The litter was the appropriate Texas size. Our league had public, private, and parochial school teams: from a public elementary school off the National Highway to a sprawling, lucre-laden day school where the Dallas Cowboys owner named a field after him. and his wife. The attendance at the matches was high. Extended families have appeared. Older siblings and cousins ​​in their own uniforms for their own sports watched their younger siblings tackle a soccer ball before the family went to their own games.

The intensity of sports for young people in Texas requires no introduction. The stadiums of high schools that can accommodate 10,000 are commonplace. The strongest and most comprehensive piece of infrastructure in the state of Texas is the organization in charge of primary and secondary school competitions, from referees to rankings through championships in all areas, from fanfare to football through one-act plays and meat inspection. Even high school and junior college football programs boast myths about Texas and being young and lost regional legends. There was a popular TV show that dealt with these things. You may have heard of it.

Perhaps the best example I have has his: My son was a really big baby when we first moved to Dallas. Once, as I was walking him in his stroller through the Dallas Farmers Market, a stranger walked past us, smiled, touched my son’s big chubby knee and said “linebacker!” To me as a blessing.

So while football in Texas is not good football – and even though I imagine myself being separated from the patriarchal, cheeky, and patriarchal families of volunteer coaches – I have joined the same vast biome. And it did something to me. My eternally bookish penchants for football, my own failures as a young player, my vast experiences in teaching, the decades of witnessing and studying the sport I desperately wanted to be good at but never would – n weren’t these the seeds of a future coach?

In our league, the coaches stood on the pitch like a conductor. Our job was ostensibly to encourage the reluctant, to remind the selfish to share – every youth football team will have a ball hog determined to dribble aimlessly and confidently until the end of the days – and to make sure that everything the world backs down when the other team has a goal kick. But inevitably, as you offer encouragement and reminders (on corners: “Apply it from the corner flag to the goal! You get it! Take your time!”) To your own team, you interact with them. other parent trainers on the estate. You chat during half-time. The vibes can be weird: more than once I have received gibberish from a guy with a Rolex Daytona about how the two groups of kids “have to be more aggressive” in a sleepy late game. afternoon for 4-year-olds. It struck me: I was also there to manage these guys.

Our team won their first matches convincingly. My son and another teammate with football experience both plowed the midfield, scooped the ball, passed everyone and kicked the ball into the net. Parents were applauding and children screaming: all that mattered was that they scored.

I started wearing a Tilly hat with a curled up side like the gamekeeper in jurassic park.

Watching my son’s team play up close, I felt a tension: I wanted them to have fun first. And yes, I wanted them to win. But I wanted them to learn, to try new things. Parents are working hard to make these practices and children are brave to be here: let’s make sense of these practices. Allow me to deploy my literary knowledge about football. I was determined that the children would try to pass to each other and learn when to fall back into defensive positions. I started to mix the Brazilian five-a-side games I talked about with simple chaotic classics like having kids shoot the ball at me while I was running and selling like Ric Flair when I got hit. As Dutch training genius Rinus Michels wrote, “every training session is a form of communication”.

I felt special pride when our team beat and surpassed teams coached by adults, violating what I considered fair play: teams made up of all boys; teams that left their best players for the entire game and hid their shyest, smallest and less experienced players on the bench. My loathing for some of the other parent-coaches turned into action. I taught our team how to lead the rock-solid defense and Inter Milan’s curled counterattack from José Mourinho against better teams – and they did. I had everyone switch positions in total Ajax football style against weaker teams and they loved it. We started to receive compliments from the opposing coaches and parents of the team. I ordered more Brazilian training manuals. We devoured donut holes at halftime. I started wearing a Tilly hat with a curled up side like the gamekeeper in jurassic park (each coach needs a signature). A stranger put her hands on my shoulders and congratulated me on having a “real football stallion” for a son. Once, after we rubbed a team, the opposing coach – visor, golf shirt, dress shorts – shook his head in awe at the final whistle and congratulated me and my co-coach on our success as if we were a bunch of old hammy veteran SEC coaches. I couldn’t deny the pride I felt. These were games where some players still needed diapers at night.

Now that the season is over, I think I’ve learned something. Youth coaching, when done well, is the chance to create a space where a child can change. Whatever my own path to coaching, I – the coach, the guide, the adult with their own personal stories and motivations – shouldn’t matter too much. They are, as they say, children. In the last game of the season, the shyest and most selfless player on our team decided to rush into midfield, win the ball and dribble towards goal. I gasped and clapped as if Garrincha’s spirit had materialized on that patch of scrub grass in Texas. She missed her shot on goal, but when she turned around she was smiling and her mother, grandmother and the rest of us were cheering her like true believers.


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Byron Leftwich and Todd Bowles among Jacksonville Jaguars head coach contenders https://abilitiesnetworks.org/byron-leftwich-and-todd-bowles-among-jacksonville-jaguars-head-coach-contenders/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 17:00:00 +0000 https://abilitiesnetworks.org/byron-leftwich-and-todd-bowles-among-jacksonville-jaguars-head-coach-contenders/ Photo: Wesley Hitt, Norm Hall (Getty Images) Despite the insistence of Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers that the wonderful world of sport is a “colorblind meritocracy, “I regret to inform you that no, it actually isn’t. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I could trot a million examples like at Why this is, […]]]>

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Despite the insistence of Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers that the wonderful world of sport is a “colorblind meritocracy, “I regret to inform you that no, it actually isn’t. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

I could trot a million examples like at Why this is, but instead, I’m just going to point my finger and laugh at the NFL’s Rooney Rule, which exists only to taunt and torment black head coach candidates. For those unfamiliar with this policy that requires teams to interview minority candidates for senior coaching and front office positions, what is Actually occurs does the teams completely waste the said candidate’s time by alone interview them because they have to. Then they keep hiring any white guy that’s the flavor of the week they wanted to hire in the first place—deserving or not-and wash, rinse and repeat.

The star child of this demoralizing cycle of unworthiness is ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, who, as I have previously noted, at “summer on enough fictitious interviews to file fraud charges against LinkedIn.

I also said this:

It is quite clear that the [Rooney Rule] does not work-since 2003, there were 108 vacant head coach positions and only 21 of them were filled by minority candidates– and in urgent need of a drastic overhaul, and by ESPN, the latest changes to the Rooney Rule only appear to increase the embarrassment minority applicants will experience with each hiring cycle.

For those wondering what these “latest changes” were implemented in October, let’s get started, courtesy of ESPN:

The NFL has implemented policy changes to the Rooney Rule aimed at further improving diversity, fairness and inclusion in hiring practices.

The rule has been extended to require teams to interview at least two external minority candidates for General / Executive Director of Football Operations positions and all coordinator roles. Previously, the requirement was to interview a minority candidate from outside a team for openings in these positions.

NFL clubs are now required to conduct an in-person interview for at least one external minority candidate for any head coach or general manager opening. All candidate Coordinators and Deputy Directors General can be interviewed virtually, but face-to-face interviews are encouraged.

Translation: Instead of wasting the time of a minority candidate, the league will now waste the time of of them. Yay! Repairs!

This brings us to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In January, they gave the world to college football demigod Urban Meyer, only to have him explode spectacularly in the face. So, with Meyer’s NFL coaching career buried in the backyard somewhere next to Shahid Khan’s goldfish, the team is in desperate need of a savior who will water the organization with a fire extinguisher. and straighten the ship.

But before they inevitably introduce another white messiah, they must first cancel their token interviews. And since Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Bruce Arians did a masterful job bringing in a bunch of top-notch assistant coaches who just happen to be Blackity-Black-Black-Black, the Jags are saying to themselves: “Oh, hey niggas! We have chicken! Go back up!”

OK, seriously: is it a distant possibility that Leftwich – who once played for Jacksonville once – or Bowles could become the Jags’ next head coach? Sure! But history has taught us that the chances of that happening are slim, and it’s also impossible to ignore that they probably wouldn’t even get interviews if – wait –the Rooney rule was not in place.

Although Urban Meyer threw a burst grenade at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville is still a desirable landing spot for the next potential head coach. Trevor Lawrence has shown huge promise despite a hectic rookie campaign, and with a patient owner and plenty of cap space at his disposal, the Jags won’t be world beaters anytime soon, but with the right gestures. , respectability is just around the corner.

It only remains to be seen if a black head coach will have the opportunity to help change the course of the team.



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Cycling Champion Catharine Pendrel takes on National Coach role with Cycling Canada https://abilitiesnetworks.org/cycling-champion-catharine-pendrel-takes-on-national-coach-role-with-cycling-canada/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 21:32:28 +0000 https://abilitiesnetworks.org/cycling-champion-catharine-pendrel-takes-on-national-coach-role-with-cycling-canada/ In the next chapter of her mountain biking career, two-time world champion Catharine Pendrel has accepted a national coaching position with Cycling Canada. The Harvey-native Olympic medalist began easing her post in November after her retirement from competition. In an interview with CBC News, Pendrel said discussions with Cycling Canada began after the 2021 UCI […]]]>

In the next chapter of her mountain biking career, two-time world champion Catharine Pendrel has accepted a national coaching position with Cycling Canada.

The Harvey-native Olympic medalist began easing her post in November after her retirement from competition.

In an interview with CBC News, Pendrel said discussions with Cycling Canada began after the 2021 UCI mountain bike world championships ended in September.

“I was able to attend the Cycling Canada Congress in November and really get a feel for the organization and its direction, and how I could be a part of it,” said Pendrel from his home in Kamloops, Colombia. -British. “And it was exciting to officially get the call that I would have a position with them in the future.”

Pendrell was the cross-country mountain bike world champion in 2011 and 2014 and won bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland.

It was also a busy time for the athlete, who continued to compete while becoming a mother before her retirement.

“For an athlete to retire and not have something that they’re excited to move into, I think it can be a really tough situation,” she said.

“By taking time out for the race… both the pandemic and the pregnancy, it allowed my mind to shift to the idea of ​​doing something else.”

“Obviously having a child in your life is a lot busier, and there are a lot more adjustments to be made in your day. But it also feels pretty natural, and the timing is right for everything.”

Pendrel, who has some experience as a coach, said it would be exciting to fully engage in this new role.

“Sometimes I get bored when all I had to worry about was taking care of my own fitness and sticking to my plan, and now I try to maintain a certain level of fitness so that I can ride with my athletes. “

In Harvey, parents Bruce Pendrel and Johanna Bertin expressed their pride in their daughter.

“Catharine has always been very generous to communities when she was here,” said Bertin, who cited Pendrel’s willingness to mentor young cyclists.

Pendrel will continue this mentorship through the Commonwealth Women’s Coaches Internship Program and will be at the Birmingham Games this summer alongside Team Canada athletes.


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Bump2Baby and Me: Protocol for a Randomized Trial of mHealth Coaching for Healthy Gestational Weight Gain and Better Postnatal Outcomes in High-Risk Women and Their Children https://abilitiesnetworks.org/bump2baby-and-me-protocol-for-a-randomized-trial-of-mhealth-coaching-for-healthy-gestational-weight-gain-and-better-postnatal-outcomes-in-high-risk-women-and-their-children/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 06:00:00 +0000 https://abilitiesnetworks.org/bump2baby-and-me-protocol-for-a-randomized-trial-of-mhealth-coaching-for-healthy-gestational-weight-gain-and-better-postnatal-outcomes-in-high-risk-women-and-their-children/ This article was originally published here Tests. Dec 28, 2021; 22 (1): 963. doi: 10.1186 / s13063-021-05892-4. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes (GD) affects 8-18% of pregnancies and dramatically increases the risk for both mother and child of developing non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. While lifestyle interventions during pregnancy and postpartum reduce […]]]>

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Tests. Dec 28, 2021; 22 (1): 963. doi: 10.1186 / s13063-021-05892-4.

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BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes (GD) affects 8-18% of pregnancies and dramatically increases the risk for both mother and child of developing non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. While lifestyle interventions during pregnancy and postpartum reduce this risk, a research translation gap remains around the implementation of interventions that are achievable with adequate population penetration and participation. Impact Diabetes Bump2Baby is an evidence-based healthcare system implementation project for the prevention of overweight and obesity. Bump2Baby and Me is the multicentre randomized controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of an mHealth coaching program during pregnancy and postpartum for women at high risk of developing GDM.

METHODS: Eight hundred women will be recruited during early pregnancy at 4 clinical sites in Ireland, UK, Spain and Australia. Women will be screened for eligibility using the validated Monash GDM screening tool. Participants will be recruited from 12 to 24 weeks gestation and randomized on a 1: 1 basis to the intervention or control arm. In addition to usual care, the intervention involves mHealth coaching via a smartphone app, which uses a combination of synchronous and asynchronous video and text messaging, and allows personalized support and goal setting with a trained health coach. The control arm receives usual care. All women and their children will be followed from the start of pregnancy until 12 months postpartum. The primary outcome will be a difference in maternal body mass index (BMI) of 0.8 kg / m2 at 12 months postpartum. Secondary outcomes for mother and infant include development of GDM, gestational weight gain, pregnancy outcomes, improved diet, physical activity, sleep, newborn weight, and patterns. infant growth. The 5-year project is funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 and the Australian National Council for Health and Medical Research. Ethics approval has been received.

DISCUSSION: Previous interventions did not go beyond tightly controlled efficacy trials in routine service delivery. This project aims to provide sustainable, evidence-based support that could be integrated into usual care for women during pregnancy and postpartum. This study will provide evidence to inform the early prevention of noncommunicable diseases like obesity and diabetes in mothers and the next generation.

TRIAL REGISTRATION: Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12620001240932. Recorded November 19, 2020.

PMID:34963483 | PMC:PMC8713543 | DO I:10.1186 / s13063-021-05892-4


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Spice Girl Melanie C Talks About Joining ITV’s The Voice Kids Coaching Squad https://abilitiesnetworks.org/spice-girl-melanie-c-talks-about-joining-itvs-the-voice-kids-coaching-squad/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://abilitiesnetworks.org/spice-girl-melanie-c-talks-about-joining-itvs-the-voice-kids-coaching-squad/ As Spice Girls member Melanie C joins The Voice Kids’ coaching roster, the singer talks about the group’s struggles, future reunions, and being an embarrassing mom. Forming a fifth of the world’s best-selling girl group, Melanie C, member of the Spice Girls and solo artist, has had her fair share of live performances over the […]]]>

As Spice Girls member Melanie C joins The Voice Kids’ coaching roster, the singer talks about the group’s struggles, future reunions, and being an embarrassing mom.

Forming a fifth of the world’s best-selling girl group, Melanie C, member of the Spice Girls and solo artist, has had her fair share of live performances over the years.

Having sold over 100 million albums as a member of the band, his credentials make him the perfect addition to The Voice Kids’ coaching education.

Sitting next to her fellow mentors – singer Pixie Lott, McFly guitarist and vocalist Danny Jones and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am – Mel C replaces outgoing singer-songwriter Paloma Faith, who gave birth to her second child in February.

A spin-off of the show’s adult format, The Voice Kids sees the return of presenter Emma Willis, alongside the four coaches and the infamous rotating red chairs.

Guiding their respective teams of seven to 14 years old through the process, children fight through blinded live auditions and one-on-one showdowns with the goal of being crowned champions.

Ahead of the festive new series which arrives on ITV this Christmas, we learn more about the series and what its daughter Scarlet really thinks about Spice Girls, from the 47-year-old singer Wannabe.

WHAT GIVEN YOU WANT TO JOIN THE VOICE KIDS?

I’ve always wanted to put my butt in one of those big red chairs. I was so excited because there is something very special and very magical about the young people that we see on the show. I naturally feel like I’m meeting younger artists, just trying to give them advice, you know? I feel a little motherly towards young artists. So it was the perfect opportunity to become a bit of a mentor for young people who have similar aspirations to those I had growing up.

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WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART OF COACHING?

The hardest thing in the show isn’t looking back, because these kids are so brave and they’re so bright. There are kids that you also don’t turn to because you think they’re more suited to another trainer, or you think they might not be ready – or they just don’t. just isn’t your taste. It was a challenge because you want to tour for everyone, you totally do it.

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HAVE THE OTHER COACHS WELCOMED?

All the coaches – Danny, Pixie and Will – whom I adore, they made me feel welcome. They were so helpful, they were so generous. And, you know, they kind of told me the hard parts, they told me the fun parts, they really held my hand throughout the process. It’s competitive, so there were times, but everything was in a good mood.

PIXIE IS A LITTLE A SPICE GIRLS FAN WE HEAR?

Pixie was super excited to be working with a Spice Girl. She’s that generation, she was a huge Spice Girls fan growing up. So all the judges were lovely.

WHAT HAVE BEEN THE BIGGEST CHANGES IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY SINCE THE SPICE GIRLS WERE NUMBER ONE?

I think the most important thing I noticed was how savvy young people are. And you’re right, it’s a whole different world. Not just how we make music, how we consume music, handle social media and all that attention. So it’s a very different kind of pressure than the pressures that I and the Spice Girls had. And they seem to be sailing well, I think. Maybe the generation before them suffered from this being a “Brave New World” but these upcoming kids seem to be in control, I like to think a little better than we do.

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WHAT HAVE THE SPICE GIRLS STANDING TO THE TEST OF TIME?

Wow, where to start? Me and the Spice Girls, we feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to do the things that we have done. It was a magical moment. It all came together. We just had these accidental situations that made us want to talk about girl power, to talk about equality, to really celebrate our individuality. I just think it really resonated with so many people. And it seems [have] withstood the test of time.

YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED THE INDUSTRY AS PART OF A GROUP AND AS A SOLO ARTIST, WHAT IS THE COMPARISON?

They are so different. I feel so lucky because I feel like I’ve finally found a space where I am both at all times. I will always be a Spice Girl. And I will always be a solo artist. It took a while for me to realize that these weren’t two different sides of me. Being in a band is great, but with that comes a lot of pressure. You have outer pressure but you have inner pressure because you don’t want to let yourself down. I know this happened within the Spice Girls and it can be difficult at times.

WHAT ADVICE COULD YOU GIVE YOUR YOUNGEST, KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING ABOUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY TODAY?

I think I’ve probably only had a lot of my insecurities in being successful and I think it’s really important to hold on to who you are before anything starts. Because your essence never, ever changes. And sometimes the industry can push you and pull you and drag you in different directions. So I’m just saying no. Always be strong, stay true to yourself, and keep the people who know you – your family, your friends close to you. There are many exciting adventures you can have, but in reality, the people who knew you before are the important people to help keep your feet on the ground.

WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TIME?

There are those iconic moments like the Brits, the Union Jack dress, the Olympics and even more recently the stadium shows in 2019. It was one of my proudest moments to be on stage, I think. , because we were far enough away that we could really appreciate it fully. And that was the first time that it touched all of us girls, the impact we had on a generation of young people and how it continued.

WHAT DOES YOUR DAUGHTER THINK ABOUT SPICE GIRLS?

She is very proud that mom is a Spice Girl. I mean, of course, I’m still the most embarrassing person on the planet – my daughter is 12. So, you know, it comes with the territory. But I know that she is also very proud of me. And I think she’s probably one of the most excited people when we start talking about the possibility of coming back on stage; we would love to go back. And when we can, once things are a little safer [and there’s] a little more certainty in the world with the pandemic, it would be nice to reunite the Spice Girls. She would be the first in the queue to get her name on the guest list.

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Fathers coach common sons in college basketball, UK schedule https://abilitiesnetworks.org/fathers-coach-common-sons-in-college-basketball-uk-schedule/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://abilitiesnetworks.org/fathers-coach-common-sons-in-college-basketball-uk-schedule/ Kentucky’s John Calipari, right, coached alongside his son and graduate assistant coach Brad Calipari in the Champions Classic against Duke at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 9. Brad also performed for his father in the UK. Alex slitz aslitz@herald-leader.com Question: How many college basketball teams have a father as a coach […]]]>

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Kentucky’s John Calipari, right, coached alongside his son and graduate assistant coach Brad Calipari in the Champions Classic against Duke at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 9. Brad also performed for his father in the UK.

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Question: How many college basketball teams have a father as a coach and his son as a player?

Answer: Enough so that you can have a top 25 poll for these teams only.

Of course, Kentucky is no stranger to father-son combinations. Adolphe and Herky rupp. Eddie and Sean sutton. Tubby and Saul Black-smith. Jeans and Brad Calipari.

This season in the UK, the Cats have played in the south, coached by the former Kentucky star Sean Bois, whose son DeSean Woods is part of the squad, even though he’s out for the season due to injury.

Their last opponent, Western Kentucky, is coached by Rick stansbury. One of his sons, Noah Stansbury, is part of the team.

Smith leads High Point against Kentucky next Friday. His eldest son, GG Smith, is the team’s associate coach and played for his father in Georgia.

On February 8, Kentucky will play in South Carolina, coached by Franck martin. His son, Brandon martin, is part of the team.

Then there are the Hurleys, who make the dynamic father-son multigenerational. Arizona State Coach Bobby hurley and UConn trainer Dan Hurley played for their father, Bob hurley, at St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, NJ Now, son of Bobby Hurley, Bob hurley, is part of the Arizona State team. Also, Andrew Hurley is part of his father’s UConn team.

With the holidays being synonymous with family reunions, now is a good time to ask yourself: why are there so many fathers training their sons? A suspicion would be that guilt is playing a role. Coaching takes so long that it’s a way of being with each other.

“No doubt,” said Ohio state coach Chris Holtmann, who doesn’t expect to train her only child, her 11-year-old daughter Nora Jane Holtmann. “I don’t think there is a question. I heard that from the coaches.

“I think they look at these opportunities and say it’s a great opportunity for me to see my son every day. This is a good thing.

Rick Stansbury hasn’t questioned the idea that wanting to spend time together leads fathers to have sons on teams. “I think it’s true,” he said. “I have always had my children with me.

The Western Kentucky coach meant that almost literally.

“Even when they were babies, they went to every game,” he said.

When he coached at Mississippi State, it was not uncommon for one or more of Stansbury’s three sons to sit with him at post-game press conferences or be on the team bench for the games.

Why?

“Because I spend so much time outside during the weeks, on match days, I want them with me,” he said. “It was something that made sense to me.”

Successes at Rupp

By beating Western Kentucky on Wednesday night, Kentucky avoided making the “wrong” kind of story. It would have marked the ninth time Britain have lost to the same program twice in a row at Rupp Arena. In their last game in the UK, the Hilltoppers won 64-52 to open the 2001-02 season.

The eight times Kentucky has lost back-to-back games at Rupp Arena to the same schedule have been against Florida twice (2005-06 and 2006-07, plus 1987-88 and 1988-89), Kansas (2004-05 and 2016-17), LSU (1978-79 and 1979-80), North Carolina (2005-06 and 2007-08), Texas A&M (1979 NIT and 2012-13), Vanderbilt (2005-06 and 2006-07 ) and Tennessee (2019-20 and 2020-2021).

Florida won 71-67 at Kentucky last season and will seek a second straight victory at Rupp Arena on February 12.

Tennessee can make history by beating Kentucky on January 15. If that happens, Flights will become the first visitor program to beat the UK three times in a row at Rupp Arena.

Regardless of the home court, only two programs have won three or more straight games in Kentucky. Georgetown College has won four in a row over Theodore Rooseveltthe presidency of (1903, 1904, 1905 and 1906). Tennessee has won three straight games: two games in three days in February 1920 and the third in 1923.

Free time

Improved competitiveness and increased dribbling-drive action were big lessons from Kentucky’s resounding victory over North Carolina last weekend.

But another change might have been overlooked.

After Kentucky’s loss to Notre Dame the weekend before, Jean Calipari guessed his decision not to request a time-out after the Irish took the 64-62 lead with 11.7 seconds left.

First-year student TyTy Washington rushed down and took a very contested shot that missed. Notre Dame’s festive buzzing dunk punctuated a 66-62 victory.

Against North Carolina, the UK’s 18-point lead had narrowed to 40-29 with less than a minute to go in the first half.

UK called the time with 20.5 seconds remaining on the game clock and 18 seconds remaining on the shot clock.

The resulting game was similar: Sahvir Wheeler barely made a very contested shot that missed.

Ahead of the game, Washington said they expected a time out if this type of situation arose.

The scramble in the dying seconds at Notre Dame started with Washington taking a pass back from Keion brooks.

“I looked directly at Coach Cal,” Washington said. “And he just waved his hand.”

Washington said he was – and is – comfortable with the charge ahead.

“I’ve been in this situation before…” he said. “I arrived at the edge (at Notre-Dame). … I wasn’t, like, strong going in there. I was going there trying to be fouled instead of just trying to finish the game.

Has it been fouled?

“There was a little bump,” Washington said. “But it wasn’t enough to call a foul. I just have to be stronger and play through it.

CM remembers

Alabama lost 79-78 to Davidson on Tuesday in the CM Newton Classic. Tide trainer Oats Nate greeted the end CM Newton, the former British player and later sports director between two coaching terms for Transylvania, Alabama and Vanderbilt.

Newton recruited the first black players for Transy and Alabama.

“Such a pioneer in the history of basketball in Alabama…” Oats said of Newton. “He did a lot of positive things.

Hall of fame ?

Valerie Still, the leading career scorer in British basketball history for both men’s and women’s teams, is among those shorted for entry into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame next year. She scored 2,763 points and averaged 23.2 points per game for Great Britain in the early 1980s.

Other people on the ballot include the former British aide (and now Florida State coach) Leonard Hamilton, retired referee John clougherty and Marcus Camby, who led Jean Calipari– coached UMass until the 1996 Final Four.

The Veterans Committee put three Kentucky Wesleyan teams (1965-66, 1967-68 and 1968-69) on the ballot.

The finalists will be announced on February 18. Members of the Hall of Fame class of 2022 will be announced at the Final Four in New Orleans. The induction weekend is September 9-10.

Injury update

7-foot-5-inch center of western Kentucky, Jamarion Sharp, collapsed on the pitch with 1:20 pm left in Wednesday’s UK game. He seriously sprained his ankle.

Coach Rick stansbury said Sharp is questionable about playing in WKU’s opening game at the US Conference: at Southern Miss on December 30.

Late congratulations

AT Gary Kidwell. The longtime member of the media covering UK sports was inducted into the Morehead State Alumni Hall of Fame in October.

Kidwell helped establish the Lewis County Little League program and revitalize the Lewis County High School football program.

In 2011, he was named to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Two years later, he was named to the National High School Athletic Coaching Hall of Fame.

Happy Birthday

Coach to Western Kentucky Rick stansbury. He turned 62 on Thursday. … AT Hawkins Cliff. He turned 40 on Friday. … To ESPN analyst Jay bilas. He turned 58 on Friday. … To Northern Kentucky Coach (and graduate of Tates Creek High School) Darrin horn. He turned 49 on Friday. … AT Rodney Dent. He turned 51 on Saturday. … To the former Maryland coach Left Handed Driesell. He will be 90 this Saturday. … To the former Arkansas coach Nolan richardson. He will be 80 this Monday. … To the Kansas coach Bill yourself. He will be 59 this Monday. … To Coach Gonzague Mark little. He will be 59 this Monday. … To the former UK assistant coach Jim hatfield. He will be 78 this Tuesday. … AT Travis Ford. He will be 52 this Wednesday.

Jerry Tipton has covered Kentucky basketball from the 1981-82 season to the present day. He is a member of the United States Basketball Writers Association Hall of Fame.
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Government issues advisory on companies’ use of electronic technology for online coaching | Latest India News https://abilitiesnetworks.org/government-issues-advisory-on-companies-use-of-electronic-technology-for-online-coaching-latest-india-news/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 19:16:15 +0000 https://abilitiesnetworks.org/government-issues-advisory-on-companies-use-of-electronic-technology-for-online-coaching-latest-india-news/ The Education Department released the notice after several cases of fraud at electronics technology companies were reported New Delhi: The Center issued an advisory on Thursday warning parents and students to be careful when opting for online coaching offered by electronics technology companies (education powered by technology). The government has asked stakeholders to carefully assess […]]]>

The Education Department released the notice after several cases of fraud at electronics technology companies were reported

New Delhi: The Center issued an advisory on Thursday warning parents and students to be careful when opting for online coaching offered by electronics technology companies (education powered by technology). The government has asked stakeholders to carefully assess the “free services” promised by these companies.

The Education Department released the notice after several cases of fraud at electronics technology companies were reported.

“The Department of School Education and Literacy has learned that some electronic technology companies are attracting parents by offering them free services and having them sign the Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) mandate or by activating the function of automatic debit, especially targeting vulnerable families, ”the ministry said.

According to the notice, parents and students have been urged to avoid the automatic debit option for paying subscription fees to these companies because electronics technology companies may offer “free premium business models” that may seem free at first, but for access to lifelong learning. , students will have to opt for a paid subscription.

“Enabling direct debit can cause a child to access paid features without realizing that they are no longer accessing free services offered by the ed-tech company,” he said.

The government has further warned parents and students not to take out loans and to avoid registering credit or debit cards on the apps of these ed-tech platforms, and has advised against installing these applications on mobile phones without verifying their authenticity.

“Check the quality of the content provided by electronic technology companies and make sure that it is in line with the curriculum and your field of study and that it is easily understandable by your child,” he added.

Citing the 2020 Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, the ministry said, “No e-commerce entity shall engage in unfair commercial (marketing) practice, whether in the course of doing business on its platform. or otherwise. He should not falsely portray himself as a subscriber and post reviews of his products or distort the quality or characteristics of any educational content and its learning tool.

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Teaching Strategies Launches Unique Coaching App to Support Teachers and Children Affected by Trauma https://abilitiesnetworks.org/teaching-strategies-launches-unique-coaching-app-to-support-teachers-and-children-affected-by-trauma/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://abilitiesnetworks.org/teaching-strategies-launches-unique-coaching-app-to-support-teachers-and-children-affected-by-trauma/ Company acquires trauma-focused edtech start-up and product, building on a long-standing commitment to innovation in early childhood education and solutions to improve outcomes across the child BETHESDA, MD., 22 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – Teaching Strategies, the nation’s leading developer of early childhood curriculum, assessment, professional learning and family engagement solutions, today announced the […]]]>

Company acquires trauma-focused edtech start-up and product, building on a long-standing commitment to innovation in early childhood education and solutions to improve outcomes across the child

BETHESDA, MD., 22 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – Teaching Strategies, the nation’s leading developer of early childhood curriculum, assessment, professional learning and family engagement solutions, today announced the acquisition of Noni Educational Solutions, a trauma-focused edtech start-up that has developed an app-based resource designed to help preschool to grade 5 teachers working with children who have been affected by trauma.

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The solution, called noni ™ for teachers, was developed in partnership with Adventist HealthCare The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness, a pioneer in research on best practices for supporting children affected by trauma and adverse childhood experiences.

“Even before the pandemic, more than two-thirds of children had experienced at least one traumatic event by the age of 16,” said Jimmy venza, Ph.D., child psychologist and executive director of Center Lourie. “In the aftermath of the past two years and the resulting stress on families and children, this statistic will only get worse.”

“Now more than ever, teachers need and deserve our support for trauma-informed teaching and coaching,” said the CEO of Teaching Strategies. John olsen. “We are delighted to welcome Noni Educational Solutions to the family of teaching strategies. noni ™ for teachers fills a gap that is not filled by any other solution on the market and gives educators the tools and support they need to care for children affected by trauma and help them regulate their behavior so that they can learn . “

noni ™ for teachers is an app-based digital coach and collection of classroom learning resources that guide teachers in providing trauma-informed education. The app uses real-time responsive technology, offering immediate guidance based on teacher input and giving teachers the ability to track and even predict children’s behaviors that arise from exposure to toxic stress and adverse experiences. from childhood.

“We know, from decades of research into working with young children who have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences, that the teacher-child relationship may in fact act as a buffer against the negative impact of trauma.” said Kai-leé Berke, co-founder of Noni Educational Solutions and author of numerous teaching and assessment resources for Teaching Strategies. “Having personally experienced traumatic situations in my childhood and having ultimately taught and cared for young children who had also been exposed to adverse childhood experiences, I know first-hand what teachers face when students return to the classroom. traditional classroom. Addressing the lifelong mental and physical challenges that can result from trauma is critical to a student’s success, and we need to make sure our educators have the support they need to do so. “

The app also provides intervention and prevention plans, guidance for the whole class, support for partnering with families of traumatized children, integrated professional development of teachers around trauma and adverse childhood experiences. , and resources that address teacher self-management and mental health. The well-being.

The app and educational resources will be available for immediate purchase by schools and programs. It seamlessly joins the Teaching Strategies family of solutions to support socio-emotional learning in early childhood education, including The Creative Curriculum®, Al’s Pals ™, GOLD®, ReadyRosie® and professional development courses .

About teaching strategies
Drawing on research that shows a child’s first eight years are a critical foundation for success in school and in life, Teaching Strategies has been an advocate for the early childhood education community for over 40 years. year. Today, Teaching Strategies connects teachers, children and families to inspired teaching and learning experiences, insightful data, stronger family partnerships, and professional learning through the premier platform and resources of early learning. Its products, including the most widely used curriculum and assessment solutions, The Creative Curriculum® and GOLD®, are present in more than 270,000 classrooms and reach more than 2 million children each year. To learn why thousands of early years programs and many states choose to partner with teaching strategies to help ensure children’s success in school and in life, visit educationstrategies.com and follow us on Twitter @TeachStrategies.

About Noni Educational Solutions
Noni Educational Solutions is an educational technology start-up that develops support and resources for teachers and caregivers who have children in their classrooms who have been affected by adverse childhood experiences. Their mission is to help teachers across the country provide trauma-informed, relationship-based and responsive care to young children. Co-founded by Kai-leé Berke and Tia Disick, lifelong preschool education professionals, the company is focused on developing innovative ways to harness the power of technology to support the creation of safe and secure relationships between teachers and young children traumatized people who lay the foundation for successful content learning. Learn more about www.nonieducationalsolutions.com.

About Adventist HealthCare’s Lourie Center for the Social and Emotional Well-Being of Children
The Lourie Center is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the social and emotional health of young children and their families through prevention, early intervention, education, research and training. It was founded in 1983 by the late Dr. Reginald S. Lourie, a world leader in the fields of child psychiatry and infant mental health, and his renowned colleagues, including Dr T. Brazelton Bay and dr. Stanley greenspan, as an outgrowth of their six-year clinical research project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Decades of in-depth research confirms the impact of the Lourie Center’s programs for traumatized young children, including an 80% success rate in children’s transition to public school; academic and social gains; and reduced suspension and expulsion rates. Learn more about www.louriecenter.org.

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