DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Focusing on The Often Overlooked Concerns During Practice + MORE

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Focusing on The Often Overlooked Concerns During Practice + MORE

Keep Pushing: CoachUp coaches respond to Ashley’s Open Letter + MORE

Keep Pushing: A Response to Ashley’s Open Letter A few weeks ago, we received the wonderful open letter from Ashley, a high school athlete struggling with her experiences on the basketball team. Since we posted it, the letter has found its way to nearly 50,000 people and inspired many others i.... More »
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Safe Sledding

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Sledding is a fun winter activity that can be enjoyed even by the youngest kids Sledding is generally very safe but a surprising number of serious injuries do oc.... More »

A Beginner’s Guide to Sports Parenting

Sports parenting is as easy as signing your child up and getting him to practice, right? If this is your child’s first, second, or even third year of playing youth sports, then you are still relatively new to the game. It may seem easy, and you may think, This is great! This is fun! WhereR.... More »

DANGERS OF HAZING: After a Serious Hazing Incident, HS Football Players Win the Right to Continue Season

Well, if it’s HS football season… then unfortunately, it’s also hazing season. That’s not to say that hazing doesn’t occur in all sports…it certainly does.  But that being said, hazing seems to be an unwanted annual tradition when it comes to HS football — and especially during Au.... More »

3 Life Skills that Playing Sports will Teach Your Child

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. Perhaps you’ve heard over and over about the life skills that playing sports will teach your child. I believe very strongly that it offers a golden opportunity for parents and coaches to help d.... More »

An Understudied Area of TBI

– theconcussionblog.com

Although this blog primarily focuses on mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) – concussion – and the ramifications on adolescents there are many segments of society that deal with brain injury. The most severe of this is traumatic brain injury (TBI); the difference at its basics is that there is actual physical findings of damage to […]

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Yoga Catching On With Young Athletes

– blog.sidelinesportsdoc.com

youth sports 1433304057 1504534056 DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Focusing on The Often Overlooked Concerns During Practice + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University

 
Key Points:

Participation in yoga is increasing amongst all age groups in the United States
When done correctly, yoga has many benefits for young athletes in improving core strength, flexibility, and psychological benefits
Some poses may need to be avoided or modified if the athlete has some pre-existing medical conditions, such as avoiding lunges if you have Osgood-Schlatter syndrome

 
This week we’ll continue the discussion of sports and activities outside of team sports…

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You don’t have to be a crazy sports parent. I’ll be the first to admit that there are challenges to parenting an athlete, issues that could push you towards the extreme end of the crazy scale, but you can meet — and CRUSH — those challenges. And when you do, you and your child will have a much more enjoyable season…

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New Medical Study Spotlights Football Concussion Rates
During Practice Sessions
 By Doug Abrams
In early May, National Public Radio aired a story about a new study on the prevalence of concussions in football. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that at the high school and collegiate levels, players are more susceptible to concussions in practice sessions than in games…

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