Controversial Headgear Mandate for Girl's Lacrosse Ignored Science

Controversial Headgear Mandate for Girl's Lacrosse Ignored Science
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The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors: the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... More »

Should You Go to Your Child’s Youth Sports Practices?

There’s been debate over whether youth sports practices should be closed to parents. Here’s my thoughts on parents and practice. Help Me Raise $500 for Caps for Kids! Caps for Kids is a program that gives autographed baseball caps to kids battling cancer. The  caps and autographs are f.... More »
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Terrorism and Children: Tough Conversations That Matter + MORE

Terrorism has become a sad and terrifying part of life in the 21st century. It is difficult enough for adults to understand and make sense of violent acts perpetrated against innocent people. But what about children? How do adults help kids make sense of terrorism while promoting children’s we.... More »
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Bad Behavior Causes Injuries + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Part of the reason for rules in sports is to help ensure the safety of the athletes playing the sport It’s estimated that perhaps 10% of the injuries in youth .... More »

The Solution to our Coaching Problem

ONCE AGAIN, recent news brought us a sad story from the world of youth sports. In the Little League World Series for softball, a team from South Snohomish, WA was found to have purposely given less than their best effort in a game, in order to eliminate a potential competitor from the semifinals. Th.... More »
 

The debate over whether helmets should be mandated in girl’s lacrosse, which has been raging for several years, reached a new level of ferocity recently with the publication of a blistering piece in the New York Times reporting on the backlash generated by the controversial decision by the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to mandate a soft form of headgear for everyone in a girls’ lacrosse game beginning this spring season…

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