There was a recent study published headlined by a medical professor at Northwestern University who says that girls who play HS soccer suffer a much higher incidence of concussions than boys do – even those boys who play HS football.
As you might imagine, I was somewhat stunned by this. After all, .... More »
Perhaps it’s early for many of your to be thinking about college recruiting, but I’m guessing that many of your young athletes go to bed at night with visions of college scholarships dancing in their heads. Perhaps they even imagine the D1 College Recruiter descending upon their house in.... More »
As you sit on the sidelines, what are you watching most? The score? The time-clock, your phone, or your child? As hard as it is, I’d like to suggest that you tear your eyes away from the scoreboard and focus more on what you observe as you watch your child. There some important things that...R.... More »
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
If you have been diagnosed with a concussion and you are having continued symptoms after the concussion event you should be under care from a qualified neurologist .... More »
Finally, there is an answer to the long-discussed runner’s high and the impending euphoria that goes with it — and its name is irisin. This hormone is directly released into the bloodstream, which is often why athletes may feel strong and invincible during or just following any intense work.... More »
What’s at stake in a family, pick-up game of touch football? Usually, just bragging rights. Or, maybe the stakes are higher, e.g., who has to do the dishes after the meal. Whatever the case, it’s important to enter into the game with a plan of attack.
Here are some strategies and tactics to help your team post a “W” and enjoy the spoils that come with victory…
Let’s be honest: Winning is fun! And in sports, the goal is to win. Plain and simple. Can we cut through the politically correct garbage and just say it: it is about whether you win or lose, not just how you play the game. But there is a line that many parents and coaches cross when…Read More
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The people of ancient Galatia (modern day Turkey) lived on a plain that was virtually indefensible, but they managed to survive there for nearly 600 years. How did they do it? Well, when an enemy attacked, they would take their entire family with them to see the battle. Wives and children would stand a few hundred yards behind the Galatian soldiers to remind the men that if they lost, their enemy would own their families…