11 Myths About Playing Sports in College + MORE

11 Myths About Playing Sports in College + MORE

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY SECRETS: What Sports Parents Need to Know

As sports parents, we worry so much about our kids learning the correct physical technique or mechanics in their sports…but about their mental approach? For example, what should you say to your youngster if they’re getting visibly nervous or moody before a game? Is it okay if they develop c.... More »

What It Takes To Play College Sports + MORE

“Give back. Be a good example. Play the game the right way. Graduate. Lead your community.” Augustana University Head Football Coach, Jerry Olszewski has the right idea about what it means to be a student-athlete. He recently sat down with USA Today High School Sports to talk about what it takes.... More »
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Why True Champions are “Sissies” + MORE

Champions are tough. They fight hard, play hard, work till they get it right and then keep working some more. Champions don’t back down and they are aggressive against opponents. And true champions are “sissies”. At least that’s what other competitors may call them when they .... More »

TITLE IX ISSUES: Are

Several notable developments occurred this past week focusing on youth soccer – and most notably – on concussions and especially with girls and women who play soccer. Let me start by giving you the headlines and we’ll go from there: A new study,  just published by the Journal of the American .... More »
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Be On The Lookout For Heat Illness and Exertional Heat Stroke

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Heat Illness is a broad term used for a range of problems such as dehydration, cramping, dizziness, heat exhaustion and a very serious problem called heat stroke.... More »
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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Deciding whether the young athlete is having “discomfort” vs. “pain” is a very individual process as each person’s perception of pain is different
Getting the exact diagnosis by consulting a sports physician is advisable
Young athletes with minor injuries and discomfort can often continue playing, but caution and individual guidance are important

“What’s the difference between discomfort and pain? And is it ok for me to keep playing if I just have a little bit?” Those are two of the most common questions I’m asked by injured young athletes, and I’m guessing the same is true for our sports medicine colleagues across the country…

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There’s a lot of hype, misinformation, and unrealistic expectations when it comes to playing sports in college.
I did my homework and found the top college recruiting myths that need to be busted. Parents and athletes, take note:
Myth #1: High school coaches will get you recruited.
Your athlete is the only one responsible for his recruitment…

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