10 Things I Want My Athlete to Experience During Youth Sports Dear Coach, I am excited for my child to play on your team. As you put in hours and hours of your time preparing for the game, and I put in hours and hours watching the results, I would ask you to remember that […]
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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.
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Helping your child’s youth sports team is important for you, your child, and your child’s team. We tell our kids over and over that in order to win they must work together as a team. A great way for you to show them how this works is by working with other parents on the team...Read .... More »
When I was young my family took an annual trip to the New Jersey shore. One of my favorite things we did was we would get up early and walk to the local donut place. It was one of those mom and pop places where they would let their customers watch them make the donuts. Then we would all.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
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
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If you’ve been following my recent advice to stay current on chatter around media issues and you feel like you need a dose of optimism, take a few minutes and read what Marc Andreessen has been writing lately.
Andreessen’s one of those people: When he talks, the business world listens. He developed Netscape Navigator, the web’s first dominant browser, in the early ’90s, and has since been a successful executive and investor…
Most All Pro Dads get their children involved in traditional sports. That’s fantastic and teaches our children many great things, including teamwork. But it is equally important to involve them in creative pursuits and activities that nurture brain skills. Maybe they will learn an instrument like the piano or the flute…
When it comes to the development of young soccer players in the United States, many parents and coaches come to that proverbial fork in the road, and are unsure what path to take. Most parents want their child to try many sports, yet are faced with the harsh reality of high participation costs, nearly year-round […
For those new to the blog, Nick Mercer is our only “staff” writer here at The Concussion Blog. He provides a great layman’s perspective; one from a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury. If you want to know why he does this – for us and himself – you can read THIS POST…