2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 12 + MORE

2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 12 + MORE

6 words every young athlete needs to know

Your young athlete needs to know this very important truth. As a sports parent, you will give a lot of advice, coaching, and encouragement to your young athlete over the years. As you do, remember that there is one phrase that every athlete needs to hear and believe from his parents. There’s .... More »
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Three Little Words to Diffuse Your Next Power Struggle + MORE

Power struggles and back talk issues? I hear ya! In fact, “I hear ya” is a phrase I encourage you to try the next time your child complains about doing homework, washing the dishes, taking a bath, or – whatever the complaint department problem is at the moment. “I hear ya” is a great way .... More »

New Coach, Teacher, Friends, School? 5 Steps to Helping Your Child Handle Change + MORE

This post is sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to make back-to-school sports as easy as possible by providing the best tools to help teams and parents run their organizations smoothly. As a new school year gets under way, your child may have to handle change in more than one .... More »
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The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent + MORE

The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent Amidst all the crazy, loud, pushy, and hovering adults are a select group of leaders minding their own business as they focus on being great youth sports parents. These parents may not get noticed much, but that doesn’t stop their efforts b.... More »
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How to Help Sports Kids Stay Focused During Games + MORE

There are so many ways sports kids get distracted when they’re playing sports or performing. For example, they might worry about what their friends, parents, or coaches are thinking of them. Worrying about what others think is a huge distraction. Think about it. When kids are focused on such worr.... More »

#HelmetSelfie Chat 1-2pm EST

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A Twitter chat is about to begin hosted by @injuredkids – Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma: Funding Research, Education & Awareness to help save the lives of injured kids. #HelmetSelfie Tweets //Filed under: General

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The power of the permit is the acknowledged legal authority of local governments to set reasonable terms and conditions under which private applicants may use public property, including public athletic facilities. That power, argues University of Missouri Law Professor, Doug Abrams, in a SmartTeamsTM Talk, should be used by local government agencies to enhance reasonable concussion protection for children who play organized sports within their boundaries who may not be covered by the state’s Lystedt Law.

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When my son was only four he asked me, “Where do babies come from?” I told him that they come from their mommy’s tummy. Hoping that answer would satisfy, I tried to change the subject. Then came this, “How do babies get in their mom’s tummy?” Fortunately, my wife and I were just talking about a brilliant analogy made in a book she was reading called The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom…

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On May 10, 2014, the Vineland, New Jersey Daily Journal ran a story under the eye-catching headline, "Midget Football May Be Banned." The Vineland City Council said that the Vineland Midget Football League, which enrolls players between five and fourteen, reported only two of at least eight players who suffered concussions the prior season…

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national youth football championships 1417552012 155454278 2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 12 + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
And Marc Safran, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Muscle strains are the most common hip and groin injuries in young athletes and will typically improve with simple measures
An “avulsion fracture” can occur in the growing athlete, and can also result in excellent healing without surgery
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) can be a source of hip pain in older adolescents and teenagers…

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2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 12

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The Concussion Blog Original, NFL Concussion Report, is a weekly compiling of the reported head injuries in the National Football League (posted when time allows).  Concussions are added to the list each week from multiple sources to give you the reader a picture of what is happening on the field.  Each week we will bring […]

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national youth football tournaments 1417552017 1369668020 2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 12 + MORESometimes you just have to ignore the ridiculous behavior in youth sports. Going on a crusade to stomp out all that’s bad in the youth sports culture is a daunting task. You will do more by being a positive voice for what’s being done right and how to do it right, instead of constantly harping on what’s wrong…

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