Minnesota Wild – Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Series: Valuable Lessons For Youth Coaches

Minnesota Wild – Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Series: Valuable Lessons For Youth Coaches

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Parochial HS Football Powers Dominate Public HS Teams – Is this Fair?

Let’s say you live in northern New Jersey, which is a heavily populated area. And let’s say you send your son to local public schools in your town. But as your son gets into middle school, it’s apparent that he’s going to be a top athlete, and especially in football. Before t.... More »

Proposed ASTM Standard For Women's Lacrosse Headgear: Why I Voted To Approve + MORE

Today, I did something I had never done before. As a member of ASTM International's subcommittee on standards for headgear and helmets, I had the privilege of voting on a proposed helmet standard, in this case a new standard developed for headgear in women's lacrosse. (F08.53). read more.... More »

6 Unrealistic Expectations Sports Parents Place on Young Athletes + MORE

One of the biggest reasons for conflict in relationships is unmet expectations. And in youth sports, it is no different. Parents expect things from their kids who play sports, things that the child may not be ready or able to deliver. We should be hoping for the best for our kids. We should express .... More »
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Knee Cap Instability: Surgery Or Rehab?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Knee cap instability is common in young athletes, especially in girls who participate in jumping, cutting, or pivoting sports Most mild instability issues and fi.... More »
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Football Under Assault- But Good News About Heads Up Tackling

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed an alarmingly high percentage of brains of deceased football players had fin.... More »
 

The six-game Stanley Cup conference semi-final series between the Minnesota Wild and the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks was really exciting, no matter how disappointed fans in Minnesota were at the outcome (the Blackhawks won the series, 4 games to 2).

As a longtime student and teacher of the game, I had to admire the level of play and skills on display night after night…

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