Helping Young Athletes Cope with Pregame Distractions + MORE

Helping Young Athletes Cope with Pregame Distractions + MORE
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Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries and How You Can Help Your Child Deal With Them, Part 2: ACL Tears + MORE

I am very excited to be partnering with the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system, to bring you a 5-part series of sponsored posts on youth sports injuries. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe y.... More »
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CRISPR and the Super Athlete

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points:  A gene editing technique called CRISPR offers amazing possibilities to cure genetic diseases It also offers the possibility to manipulate a genome to improve athl.... More »

Young Athletes MUST Learn About Hard Work

Before I talk more about hard work and why it is so important for youth athletes to learn an important work ethic, let me say this: Kids should be having fun in sports too. That’s what will keep them coming back to the game. But having fun and working hard can both be part of...Read More .... More »

Sport Technology Update: Realtime Feedback from Medball or Barbell + MORE

I first blogged about new RFID technology being implanted in a basketball back in 2012. I recently came across similar technology being implanted in a medicine ball or attached to a barbell. Thanks to Assess2Perform, coaches and athletes now can measure almost instantly such MOEs as: Angle of relea.... More »

What Olympic Parents Want to Tell Sports Parents

Every two years, we are in awe of Olympians and inevitably, we meet some Olympic parents and hear their stories of sacrifice and support. There was a time, however, when those Olympic parents were sports parents much like you are. I doubt that most of them really grasped that someday their children .... More »
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Help Sports Kids Focus Before Games
Let’s say you’re getting your sports kids ready for a soccer game. But a number of unforeseen events pop up. First, you can’t find their uniforms, and have to borrow some from the coach.
Next, you arrive at the game, and it’s pouring—even though it was supposed to be a nice day…

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As always, we’re simply delighted to report on any positive news on the youth sports side of things and this certainly fits the bill. Per RTV6 in Indianapolis, starting in 2017, all public school coaches in grades 5-12 must take a course on concussion safety. Of course, this will include training on spotting symptoms, the […] The post Indiana to make all public school coaches take concussion training appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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How are you doing when it comes to nurturing your child’s love for sports? There are so many reasons that youth sports and physical activity are good for your child. I don’t think you need convincing of that. Some of you have kids that absolutely love sports and can’t wait to head out the door…

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