By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
The Aspen Institute recently published a summary of their ongoing research into youth sports participation in America. The report focuses on improving access to the.... More »
Are you in a hurry to rush your child’s sports technique development?
Before you answer too quickly, let me ask you: Is most of his young life full of structured practices, lessons, and games, with little or no free time? Are you in a hurry to help him improve his skills, perhaps more quickly .... More »
I continue to receive lots of queries and questions regarding issues with travel teams, or as they’re sometimes called by different names, such as elite, premier, or just club teams.
But no matter what they are called, they all basically work from the same premise: that they offer a higher level o.... More »
Sometimes 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...... More »
Everyone likes a good set of New Year’s Resolutions. They’re expected, they’re fun, they’re glib, they’re trendy and, sometimes, they’re inspirational. Once in a while, they stick; most of the time, they don’t.
“I resolve to lose ten pounds..... More »
Tyler Kepner’s tribute to Tony Gwynn in the New York Times is worth your time because it’s a great piece, full of great stories about a great player who, by all accounts including Kepner’s, was a wonderful person as well.
But since I’m talking about it you’ve probably guessed already that I think there’s something in it that us scribbling types can make use of…
As parents, we seek to develop positive character qualities in our kids. It’s usually easier said than done, but it is always worth the effort. You may be familiar with The Marshmallow Test for kids, but take a minute to watch this short video that shows a series of kids facing the difficult task of exerting self-discipline and delaying gratification…
Over two years ago I sent an open letter and proposals to the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) regarding hit limits in football. Some took this as a “candy ass” approach and one that was not needed. I disagreed with that assessment, in fact, I felt that what I wrote at the time was proactive […]
“With self-discipline most anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt
From a parenting perspective, it is very important to counteract what our children are exposed to with lessons of exerting will over want. Recently my daughter made a promise to not eat any meat for a period of five weeks…