Hard to believe, but true.
I grew up during a time when youth sports were not influenced by parents, travel teams, elite camps, the college recruiting of middle school kids, and so on. When you went outside to play with your friends, you found an empty field or sandlot, put down markers for boundari.... More »
This past week, new research out of Boston University revealed that kids under the age of 12 who play tackle football have a tendency in later life to develop behavioral, cognitive and depression issues.
Now, we have heard endlessly in recent years about the dangers of concussions from playing tac.... More »
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There was a recent study published headlined by a medical professor at Northwestern University who says that girls who play HS soccer suffer a much higher incidence of concussions than boys do – even those boys who play HS football.
As you might imagine, I was somewhat stunned by this. After all, .... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Collarbone (or “clavicle”) fractures are common in all age groups, especially in contact sports
Most collarbone fractures can be treated without surgery and .... More »
This is a story of brotherly love and inclusion.
More than three-fourth million Americans suffer from Cerebral Palsy. Still not much is known about this condition. It is in order to spread more awareness about this unique condition that Hunter Gandee, 16, from Michigan goes on a walk every year carrying his 9-year old brother who has cerebral palsy on his back…
The Life of The Concussed: One High School Player’s Account
By Elijah Rechler
“One Family, One Goal!” That was my high school football team’s motto. We were a tightknit group of brothers, and our goal was to achieve the highest caliber team both on and off the field. Each individual player felt an unwavering loyalty toward the rest of our unit…
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