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

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Focusing on The Often Overlooked Concerns During Practice + MORE
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LEGAL CONCERNS: Making Our Playing Fields Level for ALL Athletes + MORE

When Game Officials Overlook Youth Leaguers’ Cultural, Ethnic, or Religious Identities  By Doug Abrams When the Flagstaff (Ariz.) High School Eagles girls basketball team faced Greenway High School earlier this month, the Eagles wore their hair in traditional Navajo buns during pregame warmup. F.... More »
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What Young Athletes Learn From the Mindset of Olympians + MORE

Mental Toughness Lessons From Olympians With the start of the summer Olympics, kids and teens have lots to learn from Olympians—dedication, perseverance and courage, for example. Daniel B. Peters, PhD., a psychologist who specializes in children and families, notes that many Olympians begin their.... More »

Celebrating One Year With Stephen Curry + Curry Two Sweepstakes!

Wow, has it been one year already? Just about one year ago, Stephen Curry made the decision to join the CoachUp team! Since then, we’ve made countless videos with Stephen and have enjoyed seeing his career bloom in front of our very eyes. We’ve watched in earnest as Stephen became an MVP.... More »

MORE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ADVERSITY: Every Athlete Will Encounter It – and What You Need to Say

Let me ask you this. What have you have learned, or your kids have learned, from dealing with adversity in sports. And along those lines, when your youngster runs into a setback, how do you – as an adult – let them handle this important life lesson? In my mind, when it comes to kids in sports .... More »
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Pregame Mental Preparation For Kids + MORE

Pregame Mistakes Kids Make Just before a game, kids can derail their mental game by failing to trust in all that they’ve learned in practice. Without trust in what they’ve learned, kids are more likely to play tentatively and to avoid making mistakes. Instead, we want your young athletes to tru.... 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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