How to Keep Youth Sports Competition Where it Belongs: in the Game + MORE

How to Keep Youth Sports Competition Where it Belongs: in the Game + MORE

REFLECTIONS: The Games That Your Young Athletes Will Remember…

Editor’s note: DAN VENEZIA, a former professional baseball player in the Twins’ organization, is a youth sports coach and author of the children’s book, “Coach Dan on Sportsmanship.” His website is www.CoachDan.com.  Dan recently shared his coaching story with me, and I wanted to .... More »
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Baseball After “Tommy John” Surgery: High Return To Play Rates

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Surgery to reconstruct the torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow can result in return to play rates around 90% for high school aged athletes If you’re ta.... More »
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Why should you care about sports science? + MORE

By John Cone, PhD, CSCS Founder and President, FitFor90 Key Points: At Sideline Sports Doc, we try whenever possible to use an “evidence based” approach to youth sports health and this week we feature an article by John Cone, who uses scientific evidence to support his athlete training and reco.... More »

8 Reasons that Sports Parents Need a Coach

Everyone can use a good coach. Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen. Pete Carrol, head coach Seattle Seahawks. I love that this .... More »
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Tips for Helping Athletes Transfer Sports Skills to Life

We all talk about the importance of transferring the skills kids learn in sports to other areas of their lives. But how exactly can we expedite that process? Megan Bartlett, chief program officer for Up2Us—who oversees the training of coaches in sports-based youth development—gave us some great .... More »

Mike Veeck on Father’s Day

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junior football tournaments 1402412011 716379811 How to Keep Youth Sports Competition Where it Belongs: in the Game + MOREEDITOR’S NOTE: With Father’s Day approaching, a time when we recognize fathers and remember those who have passed, we asked maverick, baseball promoter Mike Veeck to write about his favorite Father’s Day memory of his dad, baseball Hall of Famer, Bill Veeck.
First, some background.
Bill Veeck in his office
Baseball legend Bill Veeck was a genius at getting fans into seats…

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The 2014 MLB draft is officially over. For a lot of our local superstars it turned out to be a day to remember. With a handful of local players going in the top ten rounds, New England was once again represented nicely. Let’s take a closer look into where players from this part of the country got scooped up and where they will be playing in the immediate future…

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national flag football tournament 1402412015 2145084417 How to Keep Youth Sports Competition Where it Belongs: in the Game + MOREAlthough competition is a healthy and necessary part of youth sports, there is one very important fact that many parents, players, and coaches seem to forget: it should stay on the field–or court, or pool or green, or mat.
Some people are competitive by nature–I get that, I live with four of them–but that does not mean that you or your child must look at everything as if it were a competition…

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Yesterday we talked about making a close study of writing you like so you can try to figure out what the author did to make you have a positive reaction.
I tried this type of dissection for the first time in the late ’80s, when I found myself laughing hysterically as I read Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry’s Pulitzer Prize submission package…

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It’s the simple things that children remember. For me personally, one of my fondest memories of childhood is what my dad would do for me whenever I would get sick. He was a very busy man who ran his own business and traveled a lot. Yet, when I was sick he would always go out of his way to bring me things to make me feel better…

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By James MacDonald, MD, MPH

Reaction time (RT) is commonly prolonged after a sport-related concussion. Besides being a marker for injury (e.g. one of the signs and symptoms of concussion), a rapid reaction time is necessary for protective maneuvers that can reduce the frequency and severity of additional head impacts…

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