By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Hamstring strains can be frustrating for the athlete because they can take a long time to heal, and even after healing they have a tendency to happen over and ov.... More »
How Referee Shortages Threaten Player Safety
By Doug Abrams
On March 27, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer published a thoughtful article by Tim Stevens, “Abusive Fans Make It Tougher to Recruit High School Sports Refs.” The article led with this troublesome forecast: “Irate high school sport.... More »
“Oh, what fun” … queue the holidays. ‘Tis the season to be thankful – right? Yes.
But raise your hand if you’ve ever cringed at the “how do I tackle my kid’s holiday wish list” scenario it invokes! We’re all in, right?
We’re all on boar.... More »
If you want to reach your potential as an athlete and go as far as you can in your sport, then you’ll need self-confidence to help you get there.
Physical talent, strength, great reflexes, coordination and endurance are not enough. You have to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOUR ABILITIES. You have t.... More »
Imagine an activity that your kids could do after school every day that would improve their brain’s ability to make better decisions and solve problems. Online cognitive drills? Special tutors? Actually, researchers at the University of Illinois have found that just an hour of fun, active play not only gets kids in better shape but significantly improves their cognitive functioning…
If you are interested in sports or the brain trauma/concussion debate you probably did not miss the news about Chris Borland’s abrupt retirement from the NFL and the San Francisco 49ers. In case you missed it, he broke this news to Outside the Lines on ESPN. Since he made his decision there has been quite […]
“Just keep your eye on the ball.” Seems like simple enough advice for a young slugger at the plate. That may work in the early years of Little League baseball when the pitches they see have not yet cracked 50 mph. But as the fastballs get faster and the change-ups get slower, having quick eyes and an even quicker perceptual brain is the only way hitters will be able to “hit it square” with a round bat and a round ball…
Spring Break is a wonderful time to build family camaraderie. You can hit the beach or visit a national park. There are also many great activities you can do with your family around town, like attending a minor league baseball game or backyard camping. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do with Your Family on Spring Break and make some outstanding memories.
It’s not exactly Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Interviewing But Were Afraid to Ask*, but this week Steve Buttry’s blog has offered enough interviewing advice from enough smart people that if you sit down with it, you’ll be feeling like you could tell Studs Terkel a thing or two…
Got the mid-season blahs? Your Child’s coach may have have them too. So when you feel like chewing him or her out, or even turning a cold shoulder, think about doing this instead… Basketball season may be over, but for many basketball is NOT! If you are a basketball mom–yes, DADS can read this book…
The other day I had a conversation with a coaching colleague about the state of youth sports. I stated that the emphasis on travel sports and playing multiple games per day for young children was hurting kids and damaging sports. “I agree with what you are saying,” he said, “but you are forgetting that youth […