There was a time in which baseball scouts and associate scouts (aka “bird dogs”) were found everywhere at amateur games. High school games, college, summer leagues, Babe Ruth games, you name it.
If a young man had a big game at the plate or on the mound, chances were good that somebody r.... More »
These travel hacks for youth sports parents provide shortcuts and ideas which will make the trip easier. With my daughter playing travel softball, my son playing travel basketball and my youngest playing travel volleyball and basketball, we traveled a lot for youth sports. We probably didn’t d.... More »
I don’t know if you have ever seen a girls’ HS lax game, or if you have a daughter who plays the sport, but my two daughters both played right through HS and loved the sport. They still do.
But that being said, when I used to watch them play, it struck me as a potentially very dangerous .... More »
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By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
The term “hip pointer” refers to a bruise of the muscles and soft tissue attachments to the top of the pelvis bone, near the area where your shorts or pants .... More »
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Money often costs too much.” [Click to Tweet] What has the pursuit of money cost you lately? Your child’s birthday party? Singing recital? Wedding anniversary? It’s much easier to be rich monetarily than have a rich family life. We all know which is far more important…
At first, the experience of youth sports for you and your child starts out innocent and fun. As a new sports parent, you are still in the honeymoon phase of youth sports; the ugly side of competition has not surfaced yet. Honeymoons are great, but we all know that they don’t last forever. There will come a…
When you are in the coaching profession, one of the things you learn early on is not to take things too personally. Your biggest fans when you win may become your biggest critics when you lose. Your players may love you one moment, and grumble the next, and it is important to maintain perspective and […
The Society of Professional Journalists released a a new Code of Ethics last week. Revised would be a better word, but there are some significant alterations that are worth noting.
The SPJ is acknowledging the changes that are roiling the media industry, mainly by changing its focus from “journalists” to “journalism…