Is It Time To Hang Up Your Cleats? + MORE

Is It Time To Hang Up Your Cleats? + MORE

10 FREE Youth Sports Courses for Parents and Coaches

Coaches and Parents, are you looking for a way to help your kids get better in sports? Do you wish there was more that you could do? Parents, you may feel helpless because you don’t know enough about your child’s sport. Or Coaches, maybe you’d just like some fresh ideas for running.... More »

Vision Assessment Should Be Part Of Return-To-Learn Protocol, UAB Researchers Say + MORE

A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children reporting academic difficulty, says a new study. (1) read more.... More »

6 Memories You Absolutely Must Make With Your Athlete Before He Quits Playing Sports

Part of the fun in youth sports is all the memories you will make with your athlete. You’ll have lots to reminisce and laugh about when your kids are older. After 22 years of being a sports mom, there’s some specific memories that stand out. Can I encourage you to look beyond the usual .... More »

SPECIALIZATION CONCERNS: Why Does This Trend Continue When the Best Athletes Don’t Specialize?

A recent study by the prestigious American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons came up with two conclusions that sports parents ought to keep in mind. The problem is….they seem to contradict the other. Specifically, the Academy said that a recent survey found that 45% of all current HS athletes special.... More »

What to do When Two Kids Win…AND Lose At the Same Time

What do you do when two kids win–and lose–at the same time? If you’ve ever had two children playing in the same game, match or event, it can be a tangle of emotions for mom and dad. Especially if one young athlete places at the top, and the other near the bottom. Since my kids ar.... 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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