Nick Mercer: Adjustment/Accomplishment + MORE

Nick Mercer: Adjustment/Accomplishment + MORE
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10 Ways to Help Children Who Have a Problem with Lying + MORE

  I was a teenager aching for summer. It was a cold winter afternoon and I was the only one home. Working on my golf swing in the middle of the living room seemed like a good idea at the time. The mechanics of my swing were perfect, but unfortunately I took a chunk out of the carpet. I quickly .... More »
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Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer + MORE

Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer Just because children have long forgotten about homework during the summer, that doesn’t mean they should also forget about all they’ve worked towards in sports. The warmer months are no excuse for children to fall out of the habit of training, but wit.... More »
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How to Help Your Child Throughout Tryouts + MORE

School is starting back up soon and so are fall sports. This can be a stressful time of year for young athletes with summer sessions and team tryouts just a few weeks away. momsTEAM shared a few pieces of advice for parents with a child trying out for the team this year: Emphasize that winning a sp.... More »
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The Shortest Workout Part 2: Blood Flow Restriction Exercise + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training involves use of KAATSU bands or pressure cuffs to temporarily restrict blood flow during resistance exercises This type of tra.... More »
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Be On The Lookout For Heat Illness and Exertional Heat Stroke

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Heat Illness is a broad term used for a range of problems such as dehydration, cramping, dizziness, heat exhaustion and a very serious problem called heat stroke.... More »

I Wanted to Get in His Face


I was driving to work one morning when I stopped at a traffic light. As the light turned green I noticed the car in front of me move and smack into the car ahead. The driver quickly put her hands on top of her head like she couldn’t believe what she had just done. I felt bad for both involved, until the guy she hit got out of his car…

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Nick Mercer: Adjustment/Accomplishment


Nick wrote two quick takes on his experiences with TBI recovery and where he stands, currently.  Here they are presented in one post.  We would like to thank Nick for continuing to post from a unique perspective and appreciate the work he has done for us. ========== Adjusting is not quitting. I finished my Pilates […]

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Renowned clinicians Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Kevin Wilk created an app called “Throw Like A Pro” to assist young pitchers in healthy pitching habits
Proper use of the app has the strong potential to correctly monitor pitching load across multiple teams and private training sessions, and reduce the chance for serious overuse injuries to the shoulder and elbow

This is heavy pitching season for a lot of talented young arms…

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nfl flag football tournament 1404858191 453352906 Nick Mercer: Adjustment/Accomplishment + MOREPlaying sports is said to be good for kids. You’ve heard the usual list of advantages: the most touted being character building, persistence, teamwork, and fitness.
I want to dig deeper into that rationale and explain 10 very specific reasons I am glad that my three 20-something kids played sports from knee-high through college…

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Coaching Resource of the Month — July 2014


As an athlete with asthma, I know firsthand how debilitating an attack can be. As a coach, working with athletes who are dealing with asthma is another challenge. The good news is that It can be controlled to allow athletes to stay in the game. The National Institutes for Health provide great information on how coaches can assist their athletes deal with asthma…

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