Football Under Assault- But Good News About Heads Up Tackling

Football Under Assault- But Good News About Heads Up Tackling

WOC #21 Nate Sanderson, Two-Time Iowa High School State Champion Basketball Coach, On The Art of Engaging Parents in a Winning Team Culture

If an athlete’s inner dialogue is made up of the voices they hear most often and most intensely in their daily lives, what are we as parents and coaches saying that can form a champion’s mind? Join us as we talk to Two-time Iowa High School State Basketball Championship winning coach, Nate Sande.... More »

3 Quick & Easy Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Kids Playing Sports

Thanks to Vincent Pugliese from Sports Photo School  for writing this post on some quick tips for taking great photos of your kids playing sports. I see the frustration at almost every one of my kids’ games. No, it’s not from the players. It’s from the parents. Being that I’.... More »
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Five Tips for More Grateful Kids + MORE

“Oh, what fun” … queue the holidays. ‘Tis the season to be thankful – right? Yes. But raise your hand if you’ve ever cringed at the “how do I tackle my kid’s holiday wish list” scenario it invokes! We’re all in, right? We’re all on boar.... More »

Iowa Hawkeyes Start a New Tradition by Waving to the Children’s Hospital

What would you think if you saw the entire crowd at a packed football stadium waving to the children’s hospital behind them? Sports have long been seen as something that the ordinary people look up to for inspiration and encouragement. Whatever they are going through, they look up to their fav.... More »
flag football tournaments 1501724651 2063218329 Football Under Assault  But Good News About Heads Up TacklingBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A recently published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed an alarmingly high percentage of brains of deceased football players had findings consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disorder felt to be caused by repeated hits to the head
Another recently performed study showed positive effects of reduced rates of concussion and possibly reduced concussion severity in high school football players whose coaches teach Heads Up tackling

By now, many people following U…

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