Difficult Things Men Need to Understand about Marriage + MORE

Difficult Things Men Need to Understand about Marriage + MORE

TRAVEL TEAMS: A Club Team Worth Emulating….

For years on my Sports Edge radio show, I have cautioned sports parents about the potential pitfalls and real concerns regarding travel team sports. Everything from unfair tryouts to coaches who want to win at all costs to the escalating amounts of time and money that having a child on a travel can .... More »
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227 Funny Fantasy Football Team Names for 2015

What are you going to call your fantasy football team this year? Do you take the literary route with “Game of Throws”? Or, pay your respect to a famous retail store with “Victorious Secret”? Have a favorite QB? You could go with “Brady’s Bunch” or “Arm.... More »

March Madness Terms: Understanding The Big Dance

The NCAA Basketball Tournament is a big deal, and understanding March Madness terms will help you talk conversationally with most basketball fans. The annual, three-week NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament accounts for over 85% of the NCAA’s annual revenues. It’s estimated that some $9 bil.... 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 »

How to Show Self Control as a Parent and Stay off the Sports See-Saw + MORE

How to show self control as a parent is a challenge for most sports parents. In many ways, sports parenting can be like riding a see-saw; one minute you are riding high as you watch your child hit a home run, score a touchdown or make her first soccer goal. The next minute you are watching your....... More »
national youth football tournaments 1427259623 639145517 Difficult Things Men Need to Understand about Marriage + MOREWhen I signed my first child up for gymnastics and then later for softball, I entered a whole new world. Youth sports is its own unique culture, and I had certainly had no idea what I was getting into.
I figured it couldn’t be very hard to stand on the sidelines or sit in the bleachers cheering for your kid…

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youth flag football tournaments 1427259619 576913325 Difficult Things Men Need to Understand about Marriage + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Kneecap instability can be a frustrating source of pain and limited function for the young female athlete
A combination of anatomic and sport-specific factors is involved in creating the instability
Kneecap instability can often be treated successfully without surgery but surgery may be needed for recurring instability
Recovery can be very long, sometimes taking six to 10 weeks without surgery and four to nine months with surgery

The kneecap can be a source of trouble for young athletes, especially girls…

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Photo Essay #NATM2015

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Feel free to send in a note, picture, video about your favorite Athletic Trainer or the profession itself.  I don’t know where the credit goes but DANG ITS AWESOME!!! (click to enlarge) Filed under: Athletic Training Tagged: #NATM2015, Athletic trainer, Healthcare Professional

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First, let’s be clear about one thing: An epic marriage is one of the best and hardest things ever, period. Plus there are probably legions of difficult things men need to understand about marriage.
Next, let’s not forget the fact that any relationship of a high caliber demands constant adaptation and change…

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Sooner or later it will happen. Here’s what I have to say:   If you are struggling with politics on your child’s team this season, get my podcast and report on Navigating the Politics of Youth Sports. I promise it will offer help to maneuver the messiness. 

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The decision by San Francisco 49er Chris Borland to retire from the NFL after just one season out of concern for the long-term effect of head trauma has predictably generated a media firestorm. But lost amid the hoopla is what it means for sports parents.

Here are two lessons I think parents with kids playing — or considering playing — football or other contact and collision sports can take away from the Borland retirement, and one lesson they shouldn’t take away:
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