One of the more disturbing trends over the last 30 years in baseball is that we have become a nation obsessed with radar guns. There was once a time that only pro scouts had radar guns, and they varied in velocity; that is, some guns would project one speed for a pitcher, and another make of a radar.... More »
Well, there goes that golden piece of parental logic. For years, we’ve been arguing, imploring and threatening our kids to get off their Xbox, PS4 or even Wiis (are those still around?) and get outside for some fresh air and reality. It isn’t healthy, we argued, to sit in front of th.... More »
These 5 sports parenting principles can change your child’s youth sports journey–and yours. Do you ever feel like you are parenting in the dark, groping through the darkness of the unknown and barely seeing one step ahead? You question your decisions, doubt your parenting strategy and wo.... More »
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
It’s important to see a doctor trained in sport concussion management after a concussion. Not all doctors know about return to play protocols.
Appropriate doctors.... More »
Middle school is often linked to that awkward stage of development when young people start to question their confidence and abilities. This occurs as they gain awareness of the world around them and as they compare themselves to friends and classmates.
Middle school is also a time of accelerated lea.... More »
As you prepare for the upcoming Little League, Cal Ripken, youth baseball, travel team, or rec ball, here are some basic tips every parent and coach should keep in mind at all times:
BASEBALL IS THE TOUGHEST SKILL GAME TO PLAY
You have to learn how to throw. How to catch. How to field. How to hit. How to learn the rules…
Like most successful teen athletes, Christina Gordon felt like an unbreakable, invincible force for much of her youth. Standing head and shoulders above her peers in terms of talent, she dominated the highest levels of youth soccer and caught the attention of college recruiters around the country with her impressive athleticism, inspired play and leadership qualities…