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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Coach Spotlight Series: Lauren Richards + MORE

The ever-so popular Coach Spotlight Series is back for another round! We’re headed back outdoors and to the pitch this week as we interviewed Lauren Richards, a superstar soccer coach from Frisco, Texas. Coach Lauren is one of our top soccer coaches in the country, so we wanted her to impart s.... More »

SPORT SAFETY: Has HS Football Become an Endangered Species?

The last few years have been a rocky time for HS football players – and for their parents as well. So far this season, eight HS football players have died while participating in the sport. Clearly, no one ever wants to go through the heartache of watching a teen-aged son collapse  — and.... More »

CoachUp Previews: European Cup Finals — France vs. Portugal + MORE

CoachUp Previews: European Cup Finals — France vs. Portugal At long last, we’ve reached the European Championship Finals and the host-nation France will face off against sloppy-but-successful Portugal on Sunday. Of course, these victors come on the heels their defeats of scrappy underdog Wal.... More »
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Sports Parents: Do Your Kids Want Your Approval?

Pressure And Social Approval Often, young athletes worry too much about what teammates, parents, coaches and friends think about how they’re performing on the court, field or course. When they seek others’ approval of their performance and abilities, and then don’t do well, they can feel inad.... More »

TRAVEL TEAMS: Why Doesn’t US Soccer Academy Give HS Players and Coaches a Break?

I have explored this issue of US Soccer Academy siphoning off talented HS soccer players over the last few years, but despite the pleas from HS coaches from all over the country, they still don’t seem to get it. On this AM’s show, I interviewed Dan Woog, who is the highly accomplished bo.... 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

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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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