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

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

Drill of the Week: Defending The Deep Ball + MORE

It’s almost time for fall playoffs around the country, so it’s crucial that you’re in peak form, both physically and mentally. The pressure on defensive units to excel will never be higher, but do you feel like you’re prepared for everything? For defensive backs and corners i.... More »

3 Words That Will Combat Childhood Obesity + MORE

Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. Almost 1 out of 3 children (ages 2-19) in the US is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.  That fact alone is a huge reason to encourage your kids to play sports.  Today’s guest post by nutritionist Cassandra Gold.... More »
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Help Young Athletes Overcome Mistakes + MORE

Help Young Athletes Let Go Of High Expectations When athletes are composed under pressure and can let go of mistakes quickly, they’re more likely to feel more in control and perform well. In fact, like a lot of the mental skills we talk about, they can transfer this important skill from sports to.... More »

Vision Assessment Should Be Part Of Return-To-Learn Protocol, UAB Researchers Say + MORE

A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children reporting academic difficulty, says a new study. (1) read more.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Is Adam LaRoche Being a Good – or Bad – Father?

Here’s what I find so amazing about sports parenting issues: You never know when the next controversy is going to come from. Case in point: Long-time major league slugger Adam LaRoche made national headlines this past week, insisting that he had language in his contract with the Chicago White .... 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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