Exercise For Your Vision Might Save Your Brain + MORE

Exercise For Your Vision Might Save Your Brain + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Inside the Mysterious World of Baseball Scouting

There was a time in which baseball scouts and associate scouts (aka “bird dogs”) were found everywhere at amateur games. High school games, college, summer leagues, Babe Ruth games, you name it. If a young man had a big game at the plate or on the mound, chances were good that somebody r.... More »
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4 Ways Children Learn the Art of Giving

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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + MORE

I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »

SOCIAL MEDIA CONCERNS: The Plague of Sexting is Commonplace with HS Athletes

The national epidemic of “sexting” — HS kids sending photos of naked classmates via text messages — has become the latest trend in social media that coaches, parents, and the law have been struggling to deal with. As law professor Doug Abrams pointed out on The Sports Edge th.... More »
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Seven Reasons to Cheer For Iceland

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Last year I watched a show about Olympic parents, and I wondered, would they all be hard-driving parents?  Were they super competitive? What did they do to help their child achieve championship status?
Their answers were not really what I’d expected, but they most definitely made me smile. These are the thoughts that their sports parent behavior broadcast loud and clear:
You help your child become a champion by being supportive, not pushy…

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Exercise For Your Vision Might Save Your Brain

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national youth football tournaments 1432076846 1731854678 Exercise For Your Vision Might Save Your Brain + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University

 
Key Points:

Published research from the University of Cincinnati shows that visual field training has the potential to significantly reduce concussion rates in college football
This very early research needs to be repeated for applicability in youth and high school football as well as other sports, but may have promise

 
I do hope that someday we’ll have a tighter handle on reducing concussion risk so we won’t have to write about it quite so much, but until then I’ll continue to highlight some developments in science that could benefit young athletes…

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