Sadly, you have all heard, of course, about the horrible sexual abuse case that Larry Nasser exacted on hundreds of US gymnasts. This story has made for sickening –and terrifying — headlines for the past couple of years.
But the truth is: there are sex abuse cases from across all youth sport.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Skin and soft tissue infections have become increasingly common amongst athletes, including at the high school and adolescent sport ages
These infections can hav.... More »
Helping Sports Kids Build Confidence When Injured
When kids experience sports injuries severe enough to keep them from playing or participating, they tend to have fairly dramatic reactions, said Dr. Jorge Gomez, Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician at Texas Children’s Hospital in a podcast intervie.... More »
So you and your family are sitting down to have dinner this fall, and let’s say your son, who plays varsity football at your local HS, suddenly announces at the dinner table that he agrees with what Colin Kapaernick is doing in terms of protesting racial bias and oppression in this country ̵.... More »
Your kids want you to be proud of them. This need for a parent’s approval can be a powerful or destructive force when it comes to youth sports. When we communicate goals for our budding superstars, the wording we choose can make all the difference. New research out of Ithaca College shows t.... More »
With the weather trending on the warmer side, you might find that your runs are beginning to be a little harder to get through. Heat and humidity can both drastically affect running performance, turning up the perceived effort of each run. Luckily, there are a few tricks to help you beat the heat. Here are 5 running tips for surviving summer training…
Imagine this. You board this train called Life and start moving toward your goals and dreams. You’re heading in one direction, enjoying the scenery then…boom! It happens…we get derailed…derailed by our spouse getting really sick, or losing a job or having a miscarriage. Life and our expectations come to a halting crash…
Author, publisher and media analyst Thomas Baekdal asks a good question about that leaked New York Times innovation report from a few weeks ago that I can’t seem to stop writing about:
What if Quality Journalism Isn’t?
It’s a question not just for the Times, but for any media organization…
Last Friday, I attended the summer meeting of the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) at the Boston Harbor Hotel. It was hard to be inside on such a spectacular summer day, but made easier by the location of the meeting: in the Atlantic Room, directly above Rowe’s Wharf, with a view of a sparkling Boston harbor filled with sailboats and power boats…
HOW ADULTS’ ABUSE OF REFEREES
ENDANGERS PLAYER SAFETY
by Doug Abrams
On June 10, the Bakersfield Californian reported that all Kern County high school sports leagues experienced a shortage of referees and other officials again this year. The chronic shortage affected both varsity and sub-varsity games in more than half a dozen sports…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is an article from Deepu Antony who submitted “Run With Love’s Leg” as part of the TeamSnap and SportsFeelGoodStories.com “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year Contest.”
Run With Love’s Leg
I never thought that a kids’ race at a school could make me cry…