Football Under Assault- But Good News About Heads Up Tackling

Football Under Assault- But Good News About Heads Up Tackling
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How to Raise Socially Responsible Girls

A Guest Post from Katie Hurley, LCSW A thirteen-year-old girl comes to me week after week with a litany of complaints about social media. She doesn’t like the way her friends act on Instagram. She doesn’t like it when people unfollow her because they’re mad about something, .... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Plane Fly-Over Banner a New Low in Parental Behavior

Chances are that you heard about this absolutely bizarre incident that took place last week at a HS baseball playoff game. It was first reported on all sorts of twitter feeds, and a number of you made sure I was aware of it. In short, at Briarcliff HS in Westchester County (NY), right before the sta.... More »

How to Completely Change the Way You Look at Youth Sports

Are you content with your child’s youth sports experience? Here’s how you can tell if you are: You don’t stress about playing time or position. You can sit down and enjoy the game without getting upset at someone. You are not counting the days until the season ends. You are not nag.... More »

Listening: 4 Traits of a Parent Who Listens Well

Do you do more talking than listening as you parent? It’s a habit that many parents have. I did it a lot because I felt that my words would fix my kids and that they certainly needed to hear what I had to say! But I’ve come to learn, through my 30 years of parenting,...Read More &#.... More »
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Help For Elbow Injuries In Pitchers? A Prevention Program Offers Hope.

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Overuse injuries to the elbow are common in young baseball players, and prevention programs are needed to reduce injury risk A recently published scientific study h.... More »
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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

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