Difficult Things Men Need to Understand about Marriage + MORE

Difficult Things Men Need to Understand about Marriage + MORE

New Sports Training Categories Added to CoachUp! + MORE

Here at CoachUp HQ, we’re constantly racking our brains to find new ways to help athletes around the nation progress in sports and life. But we wanted to take it one step further. How can we help our athletes and their parents in their day to day lives? How can we really make a big impact? L.... More »
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Science Experiments for Kids: Making Learning Fun + MORE

Whether or not you have a budding ecologist, neuroscientist, or engineer, all children gain important abilities when parents support and encourage doing at-home science experiments. For kids of all ages, the benefits are enormous. Doing science projects helps develop a child’s resourcefulness, par.... More »

How Parents and Coaches Can Help Cut Down on Concussions + MORE

On September 13, 2016, coaches and youth sports leaders around the world will participate in Team Up Day, a day designed to focus on cutting down on youth sports concussions. The straightforward, but powerful goal of Team Up Day is to make sure as many athletes as possible hear a simple speech. Th.... More »
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Help Sports Kids Feel Self-Confident Before Competition

Improving Self-Confidence With Mental Preparation Parents, it’s important to recognize that confidence is the Number One mental game skill that helps kids perform to their potential. And when young athletes learn how to build their confidence in sports, it can transfer to other areas of their.... More »

How to Raise A Virtuous Athlete

Yeah, so virtuous isn’t usually a word used to describe athletes. We’ve all heard athletes described as persistent, tenacious, and hard-working. But Virtuous? If you’re one of those who believes that youth sports is just youth sports and it really has no significance in the scheme.... 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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