It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MORE

It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MORE
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Hit Your New Year’s Goals

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: New Year’s goals can be achieved with the right set of guidelines to help you Pick a relatively small goal and go bigger when you succeed with the smaller one .... More »

When To Evacuate in Youth Sports

Please forgive me if I have the word evacuate on my mind; I’ve been hearing it a lot lately here in Southwest Florida. When to evacuate has been a huge topic of discussion ever since we got wind of Hurricane Irma’s coming. Did you evacuate?  Where did you evacuate to?  How long were yo.... More »

6 Ways Good Sleep Can Help Your Athlete Play Better

This article is sponsored by SleepAdvisor.org, a company that is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their optimal sleep level and wake up each day with more energy and focus. Good Sleep is often overlooked as a fitness strategy for athletic performance. Every athlete knows they need the right cal.... More »

How I Made Peace with My Child’s Lack of Playing Time

Lack of playing time is a cause for extreme concern for many sports parents. I know it was for me. Worrying about playing time kept me awake at night, made my stomach upset and sometimes made me irritable and negative. I suppose if it happened every season with every child, I would have gotten used..... More »

ACCOUNTABILITY: What’s the Right Thing to Do When the Scorekeeper Messes Up?

Ask any coach or parent, and one of the main issues in sports today is a sense of accountability. That means that you need to measure up to – and own – your mistakes. Being held accountable is often a painful and inconvenient process for the key person involved. But the reality is, it ha.... More »

It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity

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As soon as I stepped out of my car in the parking lot, I could hear it. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon of travel soccer, but there it was. You know what I’m talking about: that sometimes beautiful, often times excruciating cacophony of sounds that we have come to know as “cheering for our
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youth football tournaments 1491934442 851402622 It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MOREAt its core, creativity is about brewing new ideas.
If you carefully observe children before the age of six, you’ll notice they are idea-generating enthusiasts! Why? Because humans are uniquely creative beings, born with a gift to create new ideas and innovative outcomes that evolve from their ideas…

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junior football tournaments 1491934447 1905719915 It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Sport specialization by adolescent and early teenage athletes is associated with a relatively high injury risk
One study of Division 1 athletes showed that only about 17% of athletes were “highly specialized” when they were in 9th grade, with about 41% “highly specialized” by 12th
Only a small number of the athletes felt that they were pressured by their parents to specialize

Young athletes, and high school aged athletes in particular feel a lot of pressure to specialize in one sport…

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