2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 12 + MORE

2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 12 + MORE
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One Day You Will Miss Practice, I Promise + MORE

One Day You Will Miss Practice, I Promise Those two-a-day practices in the heat; those after-school battles each and every day with your teammates — I took it for granted, I must admit. Whether your sport is on 84 feet of hardwood or somewhere inside the foul lines of a baseball diamond, one .... More »
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Start Saving The ACL When Kids Are Very Young + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published scientific study attempts to explain why puberty leads to an increased risk in ACL tears for girls and boys but tends to affect girls more An i.... More »
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ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Growing Shortage of Sports Officials + MORE

 How Referee Shortages Threaten Player Safety  By Doug Abrams On March 27, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer published a thoughtful article by Tim Stevens, “Abusive Fans Make It Tougher to Recruit High School Sports Refs.” The article led with this troublesome forecast: “Irate high school sport.... More »

An Open Letter from the Back Seat

Dear Mom and Dad I wanted to start this letter by saying I love you, and I know you mean well. I appreciate all the time and energy you put into taking me to my games and practices, and I know you sacrifice a lot to do it. I also appreciate when you try to The post An Open Letter from the Back Seat .... More »
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How to Help Your Child Throughout Tryouts + MORE

School is starting back up soon and so are fall sports. This can be a stressful time of year for young athletes with summer sessions and team tryouts just a few weeks away. momsTEAM shared a few pieces of advice for parents with a child trying out for the team this year: Emphasize that winning a sp.... 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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