By Steve Chmielewski, DPT
Physical Therapist at Athletico, Westchester, IL
This blog post first appeared in Sports Medicine Weekly, founded by our partner Dr. Brian Cole
The author points out the need for proper balance training as part of off-ice preseason hockey preparation, to improv.... More »
Building Proper Striking Muscle Memory in Youth Sports When it comes to the game of soccer, children in youth sports will automatically get out on the field and kick the ball in a way that feels natural to them. Unfortunately, this kicking technique is ineffective and could cause potential injury, e.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
A skilled sports knee surgeon or athletic trainer has about a 90% chance of accurately diagnosing an ACL tear on the sidelines immediately after an injury withou.... More »
Guest Post from Feeding Specialist, Melanie Potuck
What’s parenting got to do with raising a healthy eater? Everything.
Now, that’s not to say that kids become picky eaters because of “bad” parenting. When I teach classes around the United States, the audience learns that kids with ser.... More »
Here’s a great way to show your team spirit! My husband is a business owner by day and a coach by night and one way he shows support for his team is by hanging a team flag in his shop. The locals coming in know that he is a supporter of their beloved Cowboys! I...Read More
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“I don’t know where to turn,” an exasperated dad recently told me after a speaking event. “My son is fast, and he is skilled. We do lots of extra practice, we go to a private skills coach, we are doing everything it takes to get to the next level, but something is not right. He [...]
Many youth sports experts I’ve read lately have been emphasizing the idea of “just having fun” in youth sports. While I agree that children can only grow in their love for the game if they are having fun, there comes a point in their development when “just have fun” falls short. It is here that…
It was a real stunner when Mack Breed, the defensive coach at John Jay HS, came forth and acknowledged that he instructed his two defensive backs, Moreno and Rojas, to “hit” the ref and make him pay because the ref had made bad calls against John Jay all game.
And the two football players did just that…