Lightning Safety For Outdoor Sports

Lightning Safety For Outdoor Sports

SEXUAL PREDATORS IN YOUTH SPORTS: What Parents Need to Know – and to Ask

Sadly, you have all heard, of course, about the horrible sexual abuse case that Larry Nasser exacted on hundreds of US gymnasts. This story has made for sickening –and terrifying — headlines for the past couple of years. But the truth is: there are sex abuse cases from across all youth sport.... More »

Atlanta Falcons Fan Guide, Schedule, Traditions + MORE

This Atlanta Falcons Fan Guide will get you pumped for the NFL season if you’re a fan of the Dirty Birds. It’s a great resource for the season schedule, famous players, rivalries and traditions. Being an Atlanta Falcons Fan Guide The Atlanta Falcons joined the NFL as an expansion team in.... More »
flag football tournament 1537528619 81674847 Lightning Safety For Outdoor Sports

Finding a Balanced Level of Involvement as a Sports Parent + MORE

How to Be a Supportive Sports Parent, Not a Pushy Sports Parent A sports parent asks: “How can I help my children really own their own sports experience?” Sports parents can sometimes forget that the sports experience should belong to their children. When parents are too intrusive, cont.... More »
youth flag football tournaments 1532240198 408756895 Lightning Safety For Outdoor Sports

College Golf Scholarships for Girls Going Unclaimed

A few weeks ago my daughter (a rising high school junior) and I headed to our local driving range to hit off a few buckets of golf balls on a Sunday morning. While taking our turns, the owner of the range stopped out to say hello and he was somewhat surprised to see the Mother-Daughter team we made.... More »
youth football tournaments 1537352224 191551562 Lightning Safety For Outdoor Sports

Sports and Exercise: Good For Your Mental Health + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published scientific study shows a strong correlation between regular participation in any type of sport or fitness activity and improved mental healt.... More »

Lightning Safety For Outdoor Sports

blog.sidelinesportsdoc.com

 1530654377 1449585100 Lightning Safety For Outdoor SportsBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The summer months are the peak time of year for lightning strikes
If you hear thunder, abandon outdoor practice and go indoors. “If the thunder roars, go indoors”
Outdoor play should not resume for at least 30 minutes after thunder and lightning stops

The end of summer and early fall are some of the busiest times of the year for outdoor sports participation, and unfortunately this is also the time of year with the highest number of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes…

Continue Reading On blog.sidelinesportsdoc.com »