Is your child’s biggest competition in youth sports turning out to be someone on his own team? Perhaps he is trying to beat another player out for a starting spot or even just to get more playing time. All three of my kids faced this situation at various times in middle and high school. My ol.... More »
Several notable developments occurred this past week focusing on youth soccer – and most notably – on concussions and especially with girls and women who play soccer.
Let me start by giving you the headlines and we’ll go from there:
A new study, just published by the Journal of the American .... More »
As we approach the latter half of August, it’s ironic that as Little League Baseball from Williamsport becomes more and more popular each year on ESPN, the sad truth is that youth leagues all over continue to lose players.
For years, it was thought that many American kids were just opting for .... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Ice baths have been popular with adult endurance athletes for a long time, and are claimed to reduce soreness and improve recovery
The available evidence seems t.... More »
Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights
Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant. At first glance, it’s easy to see why Yao Ming made it to the NBA – he’s 7 feet 6 inches. But there have been a few 7 ft 6 in centers in the past and how many of them were 8-time All-Star and 5.... More »
Okay, in this day and age of “instant replay” and “upon further review,” we’ve become accustomed – even expectant – to seeing critically important calls in a game being overturned. And for the most part, we as sports fans understand if a ref’s call may have been decided wrongly…
Every day the limits of the human body and being pushed. From sport science to nutrition, and from psychology to neuroscience, elite athletes are being trained differently, and are pushing the boundaries of performance. In his fantastic new book Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes–and What We Can […