Confessions from an Adult Child of an Alcoholic + MORE

Confessions from an Adult Child of an Alcoholic + MORE

3 Ways to Protect Your Child When He’s Playing Outdoors

This post is sponsored by N’visible patch, a safe and effective way to protect your kids from but bites when playing outdoors.  With spring here and summer fast approaching, playing outdoors is an everyday event. Outdoor athletes face unique challenges as they not only battle sports opponents, th.... More »

Head Games: When is Therapy Right for Your Athlete?

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above MP3 link. Welcome to Week 5 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on When is Therapy Right For Your Athlete? We talk about when parents can know that therapy would be helpf.... More »
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Why Young Athletes Give Up + MORE

Perfectionism In Young Athletes We recently received a note from a parent about how her 10-year-old’s high expectations lead her to give up when faced with adversity. This is common when a child, like this softball player, has achieved success. She has pitched many perfect games, including at sta.... More »

“10 Reasons My Dad is the Best Sports Dad Ever”

This post contains affiliate links which means I might get a commission if you click on any of the links on in this post and make a purchase after doing so.   Being a great sports dad has nothing to do with your athletic skills or your knowledge of the game. In fact, it actually has...Read.... More »

DANGERS OF THROWING TOO MANY FASTBALLS: A New Study Suggests Max Effort Causes Injuries

Last week, as you may recall, I interviewed Jeff Passan, the author of new bestselling book, THE ARM. And if there was one major takeaway from that show, it was that the world of pitching —  and trying to prevent arm injuries —  has never been more complicated. And now, in yesterday’.... More »

After my recent trip to Orlando, I now have the answer to the question that millions of parents and children ask on a daily basis.
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youth flag football tournaments 1406082398 2005444962 Confessions from an Adult Child of an Alcoholic + MOREIf every youth sports team took the time to list their core values and then worked to implement them throughout the season, I think that things might look a bit differently in today’s youth sports culture.
Coaches and parents are so busy buying uniforms, finding a place to practice, setting up volunteer lists, and organizing equipment that it’s way too easy for them to forget the value of youth sports…

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A CJR Behind the News piece asserts that “Twitter and factchecking don’t mix during debates.” Televised presidential debates, that is.
Writer David Uberti, citing a University of Texas study, points out that “most journalists resort to either stenography or snark when live-tweeting presidential debates…

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Terry Ott files a follow-up regarding the law suit in Canada and Arland Bruce.  This is his commentary on the coverage of the issue; all information, illustrations, pictures and links are his. ========== DOES CANADA’S TSN, THE HOST CFL BROADCASTER, APPEAR TO BE “CIRCLING THE WAGONS” OVER ARLAND BRUCE III CONCUSSION LAWSUIT AND SUBSEQUENT NATIONAL […]

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I received this email late last night: Friends…. Assemblyman Cooley’s office just phoned to say that Gov. Brown has signed Ca. AB 2127, making California the first state to legislate reduced contact on high school practice fields.  As you know, other states have taken similar action via their governing bodies of high school athletics but, […]

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Every time my boss would walk in I would get nervous. I’d bury myself into my computer screen hoping to not be noticed. I felt like an eleven year old in a room full of adults.  The problem was that I was in my thirties. A deeply rooted fear of authority and constant need to please ruled my world…

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kids football tournaments 1406082390 1414783038 Confessions from an Adult Child of an Alcoholic + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Hamstring injuries can take a long time to fully heal, ranging from 3 to 8 weeks for most young athletes
See a physician soon after injury if you heard or felt a “pop”
Full recovery is needed before return to sports in order to lower your chance of reinjury

Hamstring injuries are common in any sport involving sprinting, jumping, or rapid change of direction…

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