Giving The Green Light To Resistance Training In Young Athletes + MORE

Giving The Green Light To Resistance Training In Young Athletes + MORE

The Power Play of Kids + MORE

  My wife and I had these beautiful plants in our living room. When my son was eighteen months old, he was drawn to them. Probably because we were new, uptight parents, we had stern rules that he was not to touch them. Every time he walked over to them, we consistently told him, “no.̶.... More »
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Running Backwards Could Help Your Game + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Backwards running can be used in training, with several benefits. Forces across the kneecap are reduced compared to forward running, this backwards running can b.... More »
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TRAVEL TEAMS: Time to Re-Think Them? + MORE

I think I touched a nerve this AM on the radio show because I brought up a topic that most sports parents don’t want to talk about – the fear and anxiety of their youngster being on a travel team. In short, once your kid is on a travel team, there’s tremendous pressure to play that.... More »
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Why Communication is More Important for Athletes

How to Develop Confidence in Sports Kids Sports parents, and coaches alike, play an integral role in how your sports kids feel about the sports they play and their overall experiences. Often sports parents, however, can unwittingly hurt their kids’ confidence by being overly enthusiastic. For exa.... More »

SPORT SAFETY: New Federal Lawsuit Charges Pop Warner Football As Source of Concussions

Concussions have been making headlines across the country for several years now, but this past week, a new lawsuit was filed that pits the family of a former football player against Pop Warner football. In short, this  focuses on a young man who played Pop Warner football for four years as a kid, b.... More »
Just a quick medical tip for those sports parents who have daughters who play sports.
According to a number of medical studies, female athletes suffer anywhere from 4 to 7 times more ACL tears than their male counterparts do. Many Moms and Dads aren’t aware of this painful reality, but it’s true…

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It is the time of year for spring cleaning. For me I begin to think of our garage, which happens to be super cluttered, grimy, and just all-around dirty right now. There are storage boxes which need to be emptied or removed. Trips to the Goodwill are needed. The search for warm weather and outdoor equipment and toys is needed as well…

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University
I am frequently asked questions about resistance training (otherwise called “weight training”) for young athletes.  Is it “right” or “wrong”?  When is the right age to start?  How can it be done safely?  A recently published consensus statement in the British Journal of Sports Medicine from several highly renowned sports medicine professionals has detailed answers…

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We’ve all been afraid of being that table in a restaurant. Aidan is more interested in playing musical chairs than sitting still in his. Josie refuses to use her inside voice. Luke and Lauren keep exchanging mac and cheese torpedoes across the table. Eating out with young kids doesn’t have to be a stressful battle royale – with some planning and practice, your family can enjoy peaceful meals out…

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Communities make a positive difference for children and families when they connect around common values, form meaningful relationships with each other, and provide resources that help kids flourish in life.
We know this to be true, not just from the recent research published in the journal, Youth & Society, but because we know deep in our bones that the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is spot-on…

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Today’s version of Our Changing World of Sports Media comes to you from spring training, where the Washington Nationals, unlike certain fellow citizens of our nation’s capital, have agreed to stop using drones.
What?
Poynter’s Andrew Beaujon reports that the club had used a quadcopter to take aerial photos at its complex in Florida…

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