Nick Mercer: Adjustment/Accomplishment + MORE

Nick Mercer: Adjustment/Accomplishment + MORE
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Binge Watching Sports + MORE

The third season of House of Cards will be released by Netflix on February 27, 2015. The popular series featuring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood has been eagerly awaited by fans. Many of whom will watch multiple shows in one sitting in a practice known as binge watching (or binge viewing). Binge wa.... More »
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When Can I Play Again: Ankle Dislocation

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An ankle dislocation is a severe and uncommon sports injury. In a dislocation, the relationship between the bones is completely disrupted Ankle dislocations typical.... More »
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Teach Kids To Trust In Their Skills Before A Game

Just before a game, you want your athletes to trust in their skills. If they don’t trust in what they’ve learned, they’re likely to try too hard to perfect their skills during the game or perform tight—and that will hurt their performance and confidence. In fact, kids should trust so much in.... More »

Social Screening is a Slippery Slope (despite what the Carolina Panthers say) + MORE

The Carolina Panthers of the National Football League are making shock-waves this season for their (so far) undefeated season. But a story on the team’s website is capturing our attention for an entirely different reason. The post, “Scouts Honor: The Importance of Background Checks,” explains.... More »

One Question That Will Help Your Child Compete Better

Are you looking for answers on how to help your child compete better? Maybe you’ve spent a lot of time and money teaching her skills, but she can’t seem to perform consistently. For young athletes, the mental toughness struggle is real. As the pressures of youth sports have increased ov.... 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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