4 Masks Your Child Might Be Wearing When Playing Sports + MORE

4 Masks Your Child Might Be Wearing When Playing Sports + MORE

Coach Spotlight Series: Daniel Flores + MORE

Our next stop in the Coach Spotlight Series is Daniel Flores, one of our excellent baseball coaches in California! If that name sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve featured Coach Flores in one of our incredible success stories — if you need a refresher on that, you can find his vid.... More »
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Revisiting the Head First Slide and Breakaway Base Debates + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent study shows that head first sliding has a higher injury risk than feet first sliding Additionally, breakaway bases also reduce injury risk from sliding .... More »

Illinois Advisory Council on Player Safety + MORE

It was last month and I was routinely checking the inbox when I noticed a correspondence from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) with the subject line “IHSA Request”. Of course this piqued my interest because it is not often I get information from the state high school organizat.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Are We Headed in the Right Direction with Youth and Amateur Sports?

YOU KNOW HOW GOVERNMENT LEADERS AND POLITICIANS OFTEN DO “STATE OF THE STATE” SPEECHES? THAT IS, THEY GIVE THEIR CONSTITUENTS A SNAPSHOP OVERVIEW OF WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL POLITICS? WELL, ON THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND, I THOUGHT I’D DO THE SAME KIND OF THING. THAT IS, .... More »
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Certificates for Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball and More + MORE

Our certificates for youth sports are a great way to recognize players and coaches. Many youth sports are year round experiences. But, some winter sports are winding down or are completely over for teams. If you’re a coach in youth sports or a team parent, or maybe just an interest sports pare.... More »
Masks are abundant on Halloween. And I believe they are also everywhere in youth sports. I’m not talking about pitching masks, or football masks or lacrosse masks or hockey masks. But emotional masks, masks that are hiding something kids don’t want their parents or coaches to know about…

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I’ll be on the road next week in SEC country, so after a post on Monday the B/R Blog will be quiet.
I’ll be visiting journalism programs at the Universities of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana State. If you’re in Athens, Tuscaloosa, Oxford or Baton Rouge, in that daily order starting Monday, look for me on campus…

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Summary By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Gretchen Reynolds writes a column for the New York Times. She is a very entertaining writer focused principally on health and fitness.
In this podcast focused on the young athlete, she discusses the benefits of lifelong exercise on brain and physical health, ACL prevention programs, and the usefulness of dynamic warmup…

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