By Amol Saxena, DPM
Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Palo Alto, CA
Heel pain in young athletes is a very common condition in young growing athletes
Most often this is a condition called “Sever’s Disease”, a.... More »
I have explored this issue of US Soccer Academy siphoning off talented HS soccer players over the last few years, but despite the pleas from HS coaches from all over the country, they still don’t seem to get it.
On this AM’s show, I interviewed Dan Woog, who is the highly accomplished bo.... More »
Building Confidence in Youth Sports
A sports parent asks:
“I hear that it’s important to help kids set goals in sports. I’m not at all sure about how to go about this. Do you have any advice?”
Goal setting is essential in and out of sports.
A 1979 Harvard study illuminated this by t.... More »
There was a lawsuit filed last week in Ohio that in so many ways has come to symbolize where we are these days in terms of HS sports in this country…
In short – a former HS basketball player sued his varsity coaches, AD, principal, and the school district because he was cut from his team.
And wh.... More »
In the summer of 1985, an engineer named Roger Boisjoly noticed a flaw in the solid rocket booster that helps launch the space shuttle. The rubber O-rings that seal the joints were experiencing erosion particularly in cold weather. When the joints wear away, the booster leaks exhaust gas caus.... More »
An informed sports parents is ready to make the most of his child’s youth sports experience. He’s ready to support, encourage, volunteer, and guide his young athlete through the ups and downs of the upcoming season.
If you know the answers to these 6 questions before your child starts the season, then you are an informed and prepared sports parent…
Randy Bennett of the University of Florida writes in the Huffington Post that “the future of media and journalism is really bright.” He reached that conclusion after he “attended two disparate conferences that shunned hype and hyperbole (and despair), and provided a decidedly forward-looking and practical perspective…
Many people honor today as Earth Day in an effort to raise awareness and appreciation for our natural environment. Unfortunately, Earth Day can end up becoming a political hot potato and polarizing folks with a lot of finger-pointing.
In an effort to alleviate some of that stress, perhaps we can just think of today as Creation Day? A special time set aside to appreciate the stunning beauty of this planet God has created and what role we have in caring for it…
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University
This month we’ll be starting collaboration with a great company called CaptainU. We’ll feature CaptainU podcasts periodically, on fitness and performance issues of importance to young athletes…