DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: More and More States are Stepping Up at the HS Level + MORE

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: More and More States are Stepping Up at the HS Level + MORE

How to Defeat Sports Parenting Anxiety + MORE

Do you ever suffer from sports parenting anxiety? Just about every sports parent feels it, the anxiousness in the pit of your stomach when you’re worried about your child. I’ve felt it many times in 22 years of sports parenting. There were times when my son was a senior quarterback that .... More »
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Looking for a Good Pair of Youth Sports Cleats? Here’s the Top Sellers + MORE

When looking to buy your child youth sports cleats, the choices are many. And the hours you can spend that you really don’t have can quickly add up as you tried to shop around and choose. One good way to determine what’s the best choice is to see what others have bought. Usually if they..... More »

Only Three Types Of Mouth Guards, Right? Think Again! + MORE

Used to be that there were only three types of mouth guards: off-the-shelf (stock), boil and bite, and custom. Now, says Sassa Akervall, Chief Executive Officer of Sissu Mouth Guards, there is a fourth, one which provides more protection, is lighter, allows a player to breath, and fits so snugly to .... 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 »
 DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: More and More States are Stepping Up at the HS Level + MORE

How I Changed from a Toxic Mom-Manager to an Encouraging Soul Builder + MORE

From New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Macy Stafford There was a time in my life when I barked orders more often than I spoke words of love … when I reacted to small everyday inconveniences as if they were major catastrophes … when normal human habits and quirks raised my blood pressure.... More »
 

Ask the average person what special day is celebrated in May, and most will say Mother’s Day. Ask sports fans who athletes most often thank when they are interviewed on television after a big win, and they are most are likely to say their moms. Now, ask someone in what month does the country celebrate National Sports Moms Month, and I bet you would be met with a lot of quizzical looks…

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According to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than 3.5 million children age fourteen and under get medical treatment for sports injuries each year. Of those, nearly half are overuse injuries, such as Sever’s disease (a heel problem often associated with soccer), Osgood-Schlatter disease (knee pain common in male soccer and basketball players), gymnast’s wrist, runner’s knee, swimmer’s shoulder, shin splints (common in soccer players and track athletes), and Little League elbow or shoulder…

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Motivating your athlete in youth sports  is not an exact science; it’s more like an art form.
It’s trial and error — a learning process for parents as much as it is for kids because every child is different and every child responds differently to motivational tactics.
But before you start looking for ways to help your child get motivated in sports, consider this: Are you keeping the big picture in mind? If your objective is to help your child work hard so they can learn physical, emotional and mental skills that will stick with him or her for life, then avoid these short-term motivators:
Nagging…

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Georgia Announces New Football Concussion Rules
By Doug Abrams
Last month, the executive committee of the Georgia High School Association, the state’s governing body for interscholastic sports, voted unanimously to limit full- contact drills in football practice sessions. The new limits, which take effect August 1, apply during both the preseason and the regular season…

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High school and college athletes with a history of developmental disorders such as attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disability (LD) are 2 to 3 times more likely to self-report having experienced multiple concussions than those without such history, a first-of-its-kind study (Nelson et al 2015) finds…

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Risky Behavior For Baseball And Softball

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national youth football tournaments 1430850691 625737247 DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: More and More States are Stepping Up at the HS Level + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University

 
Key Points:

Baseball and softball pitchers need to be aware of the burden placed on young shoulders and elbows by playing on multiple concurrent teams, or by overpitching
Players would be wise to follow published recommendations for good pitching behavior by Dr…

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