The trend for kids to get recruited for college sports as early as middle school disturbs many youth sports experts. But there is no doubt that kids have a better chance of playing in college if they plan ahead. The question is, how early is too early? According to Athnet, a college recruiting site,.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
A skilled athletic trainer (ATC) is an invaluable part of the student-athlete’s sports injury care
Schools with ATCs will consistently have healthier athletes .... More »
A lot of coaches regularly employ punishment as a "teaching" tool with their athletes and teams. If the team/athlete fails to execute well, makes a lot of mistakes or loses, the coach punishes them with more physically brutal practices, extra trainings and usually extra, long hard conditioning.
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Great seasons in any sport general require some planning on the part of the coach. Knowing what order to teach skills and effective activities to engage kids is important. Wouldn’t it be nice to have every practice completely drawn out for the season?
Savings for Baseball, Soccer and Softball .... More »
We are pleased to announce the winners of the second annual CoachUp Scholarship program. Applicants submitted essays describing how sports affected their lives, recommendation letters, and videos for consideration. The CoachUp Scholarship Program awards student-athletes who embody the CoachUp valu.... More »
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“Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.” – Author Unknown.
Anyone that argues with that is truly lucky, or has never raised a teenager. There is nothing perhaps as age intensifying as teaching your child to drive a car…