How Fun Should Youth Sports Be? + MORE

How Fun Should Youth Sports Be? + MORE

INNOVATIONS: Why Not Set National Benchmarks so that Athletes Can See How They Match Up?

In today’s column, I’m going to make a strong suggestion and try to make a case that perhaps there’s a better way to raise our kids in sports than what we’re currently doing. Now, admittedly, this is something of a radical approach. I’m the first to admit that. But the truth is…..... More »

Why Praise is Not Always Good + MORE

In this culture of positivity, we’ve gone a tad overboard with the importance of praise. Here’s why it needs to be balanced with some critiquing… Are you struggling with a specific problem in your parenting? Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall and just don’t know how to .... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Are We Witnessing the Slow Decline of Youth Baseball? + MORE

As we approach the latter half of August, it’s ironic that as Little League Baseball from Williamsport becomes more and more popular each year on ESPN, the sad truth is that youth leagues all over continue to lose players. For years, it was thought that many American kids were just opting for .... More »
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The Importance of Understanding Injury in Females + MORE

Since the majority of our sports-driven medias are centered around males, it’s typically a safe assumption that they find themselves injured more than the female gender. However, did you know that it’s actually woman that are more likely to sustain a common sports injury? Dr. Robert Shme.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: What To Do When Neither Team Tries to Win….

Game-Fixing and Youth Coaching Ethics By Doug Abrams Under the headline, “Two Youth Teams Apparently Fixed a Match At a Tournament,” Fox Soccer writer Alex Dowd described a U-18 girls game played on July 28 at the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas. He reported that the two .... More »
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Travel and family go hand in hand when the destination is Disney, the beach, or camping in the great national parks. But the equation changes in a hurry when dad hits the road four days a week, flies to Vegas for conferences, or has to stay overnight somewhere when he’d rather be home. Hotels, airport lounges, conference hospitality rooms, long business dinners — the list goes on and it can make life difficult to say the least…

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Fall Sports Are Done: What You Must Do Now

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national flag football tournament 1418777938 989841998 How Fun Should Youth Sports Be? + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The time between the end of your fall sport and the start of your spring sport is an important time to do some “maintenance” on your body
Take some time off, see a sports medicine specialist if you have nagging issues, and start a conditioning program before spring practices start

There are quite a few high school athletes who have just finished a fall sport and will then have a short time off before practice starts for their spring sport…

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