Basketball season is here for many of you? Are you ready? Here’s some things you must bring to the game if you want to make it a great season: It’s Your Last Chance! Nominate a coach, volunteer, or parent for the November Positive Youth Sports Award! Take just a minute and nominate someo.... More »
Sled Hockey: “For Love of the Game”
By Doug Abrams
Late last week, I received an e-mail from my longtime friend Dick Gagliardi, the former Yale University hockey coach and Sacred Heart Academy athletic director. “This is something you would want to know about,” he said, and he was.... More »
Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer Just because children have long forgotten about homework during the summer, that doesn’t mean they should also forget about all they’ve worked towards in sports. The warmer months are no excuse for children to fall out of the habit of training, but wit.... More »
Anybody who has heard my radio show over the last 15 years knows that I’m a big supporter of Ivy League baseball. To me, there’s just something very unique and special about talented baseball players who are also brilliant and accomplished students. Even more, because the baseball season.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University
We spend quite a bit of time and focus in Sideline Sports Doc on competitive sports. Today’s post is on a related but slightly different subject- the benefits of continued fitness after the athlete’s competitive playing days are over…
Youth sports is big business. It is so huge that we can only guess at how large it has grown. I’ve seen estimates of over 21 million all the way to 35 million for kids ages 5-18.
That number may sound good but let’s look at the facts behind the big number.
Kids are starting earlier and earlier. 67% of boys and 47% of girls are already on teams by age six (ESPN)…
Nearly 30 percent of Americans report having more credit card debt than emergency savings. Another study found that 44 percent of households are “liquid asset poor,” meaning they have less than three months’ worth of savings. Much like our government, many Americans are deep in debt and low in savings…
Steve Buttry makes frequent appearances in the B/R Blog. He’s a writer, editor, blogger and teacher who makes a habit of writing things I think are really smart and worth repeating.
Well, he’s done it again.
Buttry just found out he’s lost his job as Digital First Media is shutting down Project Thunderdome, its experiment in producing news content centrally for a huge chain of newspapers, leaving those papers’ staffs free to work on local reporting…