Hootsuite’s six secrets of successful engagement on Twitter + MORE

Hootsuite’s six secrets of successful engagement on Twitter + MORE
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Mental Toughness Podcast: How You Can Use Sports to Help Build Your Child’s Self Esteem + MORE

Is your child’s self esteem constantly taking a hit? I think it’s a battle many kids fight at one time or another in their lives. In this episode of the Sports Parenting Podcast, I talk with Kirk Mango, author of Becoming a True Champion, about how coaches and parents can use sports .... More »
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Review Your Emergency Action Plan

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case o.... More »

Visit us at City Sports Sunday!

If you live in Massachusetts or Maryland, we may be coming to a City Sports near you this Sunday August 23rd! Check out the locations and times below to see if you can join us. We’ll be showing live soccer demos and giving away swag – including a chance to win a football signed by Julian Edelma.... More »

The Most Underrated Value of the US Woman’s Gymnastics Team + MORE

The Most Underrated Value of the US Woman’s Gymnastics Team For many years, young girls did not dream to be Gymnasts. Thanks to Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, and the rest of the US Women’s Gymnastics team competing in the Rio Olympics, that has massively changed. Not only did they dominate.... More »
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7 Tips For Sports Parents To Help Athletes Stay Composed + MORE

Many young athletes have a difficult time staying composed after making a mistake during competition. Check out the infographic below to help your athlete stay composed: Please share the info graphic with other parents and coaches who you think would appreciate it. The graphic below will help you te.... More »

To Brace Or Not To Brace

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national flag football tournament 1412733489 816984131 Hootsuite’s six secrets of successful engagement on Twitter + MOREBy Lance LeClere, M.D.
LCDR MC, United States Navy
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California
Note: this article first appeared in InMotion, published by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and is available as a free resource
Key Points:

Use of prophylactic (or “preventive”) knee braces is common in youth football
Evidence for effectiveness in reducing the severity of MCL injuries for some position players such as linemen, linebackers, and tight ends is fairly solid
There is no evidence that knee braces can reduce the incidence of ACL tears

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and other ligament injuries of the knee can be devastating for football players and may result in significant loss of playing time and/or require surgical treatment…

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On the Hootsuite Blog, Olsy Sorokina writes about six lessons the social media platform learned when it studied its most popular tweets.
After listing the 10 most popular tweets and asking readers if they detected a pattern—full disclosure: This reader did not—Sorokina offers the six lessons. Read the post for elaboration, but they six, with Canadian spelling, are:

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The playing fields and courts of children’s sports abound with life lessons and character development. For me, they built teamwork skills, provided lifelong memories, and friendships. Sports taught me things about myself that have helped guide me in my life direction. For starters, thanks to Pop Warner football, I learned at an early age about getting knocked on your rear end and then getting back up to try to do it better the next time…

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