How to Communicate with Your Teenage Daughter + MORE

How to Communicate with Your Teenage Daughter + MORE

How to Show Self Control as a Parent and Stay off the Sports See-Saw + MORE

How to show self control as a parent is a challenge for most sports parents. In many ways, sports parenting can be like riding a see-saw; one minute you are riding high as you watch your child hit a home run, score a touchdown or make her first soccer goal. The next minute you are watching your....... More »
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Be On The Lookout For Heat Illness and Exertional Heat Stroke

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Heat Illness is a broad term used for a range of problems such as dehydration, cramping, dizziness, heat exhaustion and a very serious problem called heat stroke.... More »
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Overthrowing: Abnormal Shoulder MRIs In Young Baseball Players Without Shoulder Pain

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent medical study showed that more than 50% of throwing shoulders in young baseball players without shoulder pain had MRI abnormalities These MRI issues have t.... More »

10 Rules of a Team Player

Coaches and parents talk about the importance of being a team player, but what really does that mean? When my oldest daughter gave up gymnastics for softball, it was because she loved being on a team. She’s a social butterfly and loved the team interaction. But it wasn’t long before she .... More »

TRAVEL TEAMS: Why Doesn’t US Soccer Academy Give HS Players and Coaches a Break?

I have explored this issue of US Soccer Academy siphoning off talented HS soccer players over the last few years, but despite the pleas from HS coaches from all over the country, they still don’t seem to get it. On this AM’s show, I interviewed Dan Woog, who is the highly accomplished bo.... More »
flag football tournaments 1426035661 1404525332 How to Communicate with Your Teenage Daughter + MOREIs your child playing on a team where he is competing against another player for a starting sport or for playing time?
All three of my kids faced this situation at various times in middle and high school.
My oldest daughter had a girl competing with her for her catching spot, my son had another QB trying to take his position from him, and my youngest daughter had another girl who desperately wanted her starting libero spot…

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Is playing time in youth sports a constant issue in your home?  For you and your child? Take 3 minutes and watch this video: it may help your perspective.     Are You Frustrated with the Politics of Youth Sports? The issue of politics in youth sports can take all the fun out of the…Read More

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The “female athlete triad” is a combination of eating disorder, lack of menstrual cycle, and low bone density
This is a complex medical issue requiring care from a number of medical professionals
If not treated, the female athlete triad can be a career ender as well as have lifetime consequences

There’s an excellent article about American teenage runner Mary Cain in yesterday’s New York Times…

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I have two teenage daughters and they are the light of my world. I feel privileged to say that most of their lives I’ve been right by their sides. It’s been the greatest honor of my life. Each phase presenting its own challenges and learning curves, but each full of love, laughter, and a closeness that I thought was beyond my capability…

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