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Buck Hill – The Little Hill that Launched a Legend

By now you’ve probably heard of skier Lindsey Vonn. But did you know that she has now become the most successful American ski racer in history? Superstar Lindsey Vonn Lindsey Vonn has Olympic gold and bronze medals, two World Championship gold medals, seven World Cup season titles in the downhill,.... More »
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The Parents & Coaches Guide to Winning at the Youth Sports Game + MORE

With the start of another school year comes great excitement and anticipation for those who will be participating in sports. For some, this becomes a great way to make friends, have fun, learn new skills and reach for excellence. For others, it quickly transforms into a time of anxiety and fear. If.... More »
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ABUSIVE COACHES: “Steph Curry….Stay Away from My Students!” + MORE

Sometimes, a teacher means well, but the words they choose unfortunately just don’t come out the right way. And because of that, I’m going to give Matt Amaral, a teacher at Mount Eden HS in Hayward, CA, a break on this. Let me explain why. Back in May, Amaral wrote a letter to NBA MVP St.... More »
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NEW Swimming Award Certificates Make a Splash! + MORE

These swimming award certificates will come in handy for all types of swimming occasions. When kids learn how to swim, take their first dive into the pool or just excel at swimming, it might be time to recognize their achievements in a memorable way. This 6-pack bundle of swimming certificates templ.... More »

School Is Where Teens Get Exercise, But It's Not Enough, Study Says + MORE

Even though adolescents spend less than 5 percent of their time at school engaging in physical activity, according to a new study, such time accounts for almost half of their overall exercise, and was still 20 minutes than the amount experts recommend. Researchers looked at data from 549 healthy .... More »
“Welcome to a historic event.” Is how Associate Executive Director, Kurt Gibson opened the first meeting of its kind in Illinois and for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). With the vast majority of the Council present it did not take long for all of us to get to “work”…

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national youth football tournaments 1434528071 595230300 Minutes From First Illinois Advisory Council on Player Safety + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University

 
Key Points:

A stress fracture is a type of overuse injury
Stress fractures often start with mild activity related pain that never disappears
Stress fractures will usually heal with proper treatment, allowing return to sports but the healing process can take a long time

 
Last week we wrote about an overuse/growth related injury called Osgood-Schlatter syndrome and this week I’d like to focus on another overuse injury: stress fractures…

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One of my biggest gripes about the media in the age of Twitter and ever-shorter attention spans is that it doesn’t lend itself well to an examination of issues in the depth they deserve.  

Recently, I was asked a series of questions by a newspaper journalist for a story on a concussed athlete who had decided to quit football despite being cleared by the team doctor to return to play…

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Have you been hearing stories that fats are better than carbs for fuel for endurance athletes? Maybe you have wondered if scientific research supports those stories?

To find out about the latest science, I recently attended the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), an organization comprised of more than 26,000 exercise physiologists, sports nutrition researchers, and sports medicine professionals all eager to share both their research and extensive knowledge…

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