Improvements In Youth Sports Safety Seen At State Level, But Work Remains + MORE

Improvements In Youth Sports Safety Seen At State Level, But Work Remains + MORE
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Winning the Race to the Right Finish Line in Youth Sports + MORE

Kevin McLaughlin, USA Hockey’s Director of Youth Hockey Development, was not looking forward to opening his email in January 2009. He knew it was going to be full of angry posts. He knew he and his colleagues at USA Hockey would be accused of destroying the game and taking the toughness out of the.... More »
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Our Spine Stress Fracture Mini-Epidemic + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Stress fractures in the low back (lumbar spine) are injuries that can result in months off from sport and in some instances can lead to withdrawal from the sport.... More »
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Jammed Finger- See A Doctor Or Not?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A jammed finger occurs with direct impact to the tip of a finger and is generally a mild sprain that resolves in a few days Some finger injuries can be more seri.... More »

Sport Parenting Podcast: How to Wrestle (or any play other sport) with Character

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Robert Murphy of Wrestling With Character. Robert Murphy is a husband, father, sales professional, and teacher. Coach Murphy recently combined his knowledge of wrestling along with his passion for molding young kid.... More »

REFLECTIONS: The Power of a Simple Phone Call….

Repaying Favorite Coaches and Teachers Years Later By Doug Abrams  My most recent column explained the enduring player-coach bond. “Behind only the parent-child and child-sibling bonds, the teacher-student bond can be one of life’s most lasting. Coaches are teachers, and players are their stude.... More »
Statistics released by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in March 2016 show improvement in the number of states that have adopted best practices in three major areas of sports safety, but that safety gaps persist.

The number of states (and percent improvements since the 2014-15 school year) that meet current, evidence-based recommendations are as follows:
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This week’s CoachUp Spotlight features Zach Stevenson, who will be sharing some examples of how he leverages social media to grow his private coaching business. Zach was one of the first to join CoachUp as he created his profile way back in 2012. We’re really excited to share his thoughts on building a following and interacting with athletes […] The post CoachUp Spotlight Series: Zach Stevenson on using Social Media to his advantage appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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Help Young Athletes Develop A Pregame Routine
Just before a game, a number of challenges hurt kids’ confidence. A big one among them, parents tell us, are worries about who will come to kids’ games to watch them perform.
Young athletes worry about coaches, friends, girlfriends and boyfriends, parents, and parents’ friends watching them and possibly seeing them mess up…

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