Is It Time To Hang Up Your Cleats? + MORE

Is It Time To Hang Up Your Cleats? + MORE

Athletic Trainers' Group Issues Position Statement On The Use Of Mouthguards In Preventing Dental Injuries

With increased participation in high school and college sports, and injuries, including to the teeth, on the rise as well, the National Athletic Trainers' Assocaition has issued new guidelines (1) on how to prevent and manage sport-related dental and oral injuries through the use of mouthguards. .... More »

GETTING CUT FROM A TEAM: What Parents — and Coaches – Need to Know

FOR THE PARENT…. I want to discuss difficult moments in an athlete’s life when – as the Mom or Dad – you find yourself on the spot to have to say the right thing – to find the precise words – to talk with your son or daughter when things aren’t going their way. We’re talking .... More »

WOC #10 Angela Hucles: 2x Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Player on Why We Need Introverted Players + MORE

Founder and CEO of Empowerment Through Sport, Angela Hucles is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for US Soccer, two-time World Cup Bronze Medalist, former professional soccer player of the Boston Breakers and the US Soccer Foundation’s 2009 Humanitarian of the Year. Angela led the U.S. team in scor.... More »

Is Your Child Winning in His/Her Head?

I suppose you hear it all the time. Sports is a mental game more than a physical one. After watching 3 kids play sports from pre-school through college, I know for a fact that if an athlete cannot win in his or her head, it’s doubtful he or she will win in the game. Parents,...Read More .... More »

Head Games: Time Management, Priorities and Feeling Overwhelmed + MORE

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 2 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on Time Management, Priorities, and Feeling Overwhelmed.   My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, coun.... More »
5 Things Your Coach Wants Athletes to Avoid Doing At the youth sports level, the majority of your coaches are just volunteers doing their best. Which means they are trying to navigate the field and strategy just as their athletes are. As a coach, there are just some things that hate hearing from those playing […] The post 5 Things Your Coach Wants Athletes to Avoid Doing appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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Is It Time To Hang Up Your Cleats?


youth football tournaments 1476857438 1221493392 Is It Time To Hang Up Your Cleats? + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Athletes will occasionally face the very difficult decision to retire from their sport
This complicated and emotionally difficult process should be discussed carefully with those close to the athlete, and with others who’ve gone through the process
In our experience, an athlete retiring from one sport will almost always find another sport that’s fulfilling

In the past couple of weeks we’ve seen news of two sports superstars facing questions about their ability to continue in their sport…

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