Ivy League Bans Tackling At Football Practices: A Sign Of Things To Come? + MORE

Ivy League Bans Tackling At Football Practices: A Sign Of Things To Come? + MORE

ABUSIVE COACHES: Losing One’s Perspective During the Post-Game Handshake + MORE

When Coaches’ Misconduct Disrupts Post-Game Handshake Lines By Doug Abrams Late last month, the Omaha World-Herald reported that police ticketed a 52-year-old coach for suspected assault and battery on a 10-year-old opponent as the teams traded high-fives in the post-game handshake line after a fl.... More »

3 Ways to Protect Your Child When He’s Playing Outdoors

This post is sponsored by N’visible patch, a safe and effective way to protect your kids from but bites when playing outdoors.  With spring here and summer fast approaching, playing outdoors is an everyday event. Outdoor athletes face unique challenges as they not only battle sports opponents, th.... 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 »

How Parents and Coaches Can Help Cut Down on Concussions + MORE

On September 13, 2016, coaches and youth sports leaders around the world will participate in Team Up Day, a day designed to focus on cutting down on youth sports concussions. The straightforward, but powerful goal of Team Up Day is to make sure as many athletes as possible hear a simple speech. Th.... More »
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TITLE IX ISSUES: The Untapped Power of Moms Who Coach + MORE

 Women as Youth League Coaches  By Doug Abrams  With planning for spring youth league seasons underway in many communities, Renee Moilanen contributed a thoughtful article late last month in The Daily Breeze (Torrance, Calif.). The theme was that sports programs serve players best by assuring qu.... More »
youth sports 1458097750 1596035495 Ivy League Bans Tackling At Football Practices: A Sign Of Things To Come? + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The Ivy League took the extraordinary step to ban all player-to-player tacking at football practices. The news was reported this week by the New York Times
The ban is designed to reduce the risk of concussion, other head injury, and other contact related injury to the neck
On field performance at Dartmouth, whose coach Buddy Teevens instituted the ban himself in 2010, actually improved as in-game tackling improved and the team won the league last year
My opinion: if the Ivy League collects data going forward that conclusively proves a reduction in injury then this trend will spread

In medical epidemiology, the term “exposure” can be broadly applied to any factor that may be associated with an outcome of interest…

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