COACHING TIPS: When the Coach Shifts Your Athlete to a New Position on the Team… + MORE

COACHING TIPS: When the Coach Shifts Your Athlete to a New Position on the Team… + MORE
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The Heat Is Still On. Pay Close Watch For Heat Illness In Football + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: It’s still hot and humid. Young athletes are still very susceptible to heat illness in football. Be on the lookout for signs and take immediate action Allow re.... More »

SOCIAL MEDIA CONCERNS: The Plague of Sexting is Commonplace with HS Athletes

The national epidemic of “sexting” — HS kids sending photos of naked classmates via text messages — has become the latest trend in social media that coaches, parents, and the law have been struggling to deal with. As law professor Doug Abrams pointed out on The Sports Edge th.... More »
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The World’s Most Watched Sports Physicals

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The real purpose of the NFL Combine is to do preparticipation physical exams on the athletes entering the NFL draft Will Sam Darnold throw? Apparently not. Will a .... More »
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How Video Games Can Improve Your Kids' Hand-Eye Coordination + 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 »

SPORTS PARENTING: Is It Okay for Our Young Athletes to Fail in Sports?

As many of you know, I was on vacation last week. That break gave me some time to catch up on a lot of email and articles, and during my time off, one parenting column in particular – written by a parenting reporter from CNN, Kelly Wallace —  caught my eye. The column’s headline was: Why .... More »
 
When I was in fifth grade my family moved states. I was a long way from my friends and the life I loved. The environment was different and I didn’t want to be there. The change was almost unbearable, in fact it made me physically nauseous. All I wanted to do was go home. So I went to the nurse and told her I should go home…

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As a dedicated football player, Mike has been working hard all of his life, waiting for his senior year to arrive. And now it finally has.
As an up-and-coming running back, Mike started to earn real acclaim as a junior, including having some big games, and as a rising senior, he’s hoping that more colleges will be sending along more correspondence of their interest in him…

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