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
youth football tournaments 1464325655 54673181 Ivy League Bans Tackling At Football Practices: A Sign Of Things To Come? + MORE

The Key to Success is Within Your Child’s Developing Mind + MORE

Every parent wants to know the key to success that will help a son or daughter thrive in life, that “secret sauce” for raising a healthy child. Does such a sauce exist? The answer depends on your mindset as a parent and how you turn your mindset into practice with your children. Here’s a quiz:.... More »
 1488775537 2136951821 Ivy League Bans Tackling At Football Practices: A Sign Of Things To Come? + MORE

Resourcefulness: How Parents Help Children Achieve Goals + MORE

When our daughter Sarah was in 7th grade, her Latin Class held student chariot races—reenacting a sport that began in ancient Greece. Sarah’s goal was to build the best chariot so she and her team could win the competition. It was a fun school project, and one that had the potential to help Sara.... More »
 1495815245 564972679 Ivy League Bans Tackling At Football Practices: A Sign Of Things To Come? + MORE

How to Tap into Your Athletes’ Personal Motives for Sports Participation + MORE

Motivating Young Athletes Without Pressuring Them In our survey of more than 3,000 sports parents, the top challenge cited by parents of young athletes is this: How can I help my kids get the most of out sports without pressuring them? In the survey, 68.7 percent of respondents named this issue as a.... More »
flag football tournaments 1494580446 475784591 Ivy League Bans Tackling At Football Practices: A Sign Of Things To Come? + MORE

How Do Parental Expectations Hurt Young Athletes? + MORE

 How High Expectations Lead to Pressure in Young Athletes A recent NCAA poll of more than 21,000 current college athletes shed some interesting light on how pressured these athletes feel about making it big. The data, from NCAA’s GOALS Study of the Student-Athlete experience, and just reported in.... More »

Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries and How You Can Help Your Child Deal With Them, Part 1: Overuse

I am very excited to be partnering with the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami healthy system, to bring you a 5-part series of sponsored posts on youth sports injuries. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe y.... 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…

Continue Reading On blog.sidelinesportsdoc.com »

Last month, we chatted with Chase Wickham, one of last summer’s CoachUp MVPs — so it only felt right to feature Ryan Patterson next. Coach Ryan has been with us since September 2013 and he teaches almost everything under the sun. Thanks again to you, Ryan! Your hard work and effort has undeniably shaped Sean […] The post CoachUp MVP Awards: Ryan Patterson appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

Continue Reading On blog.coachup.com »