Not All Superheroes Wear Capes + MORE

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes + MORE

6 Ways Good Sleep Can Help Your Athlete Play Better

This article is sponsored by, a company that is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their optimal sleep level and wake up each day with more energy and focus. Good Sleep is often overlooked as a fitness strategy for athletic performance. Every athlete knows they need the right cal.... More »
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How to Explain Mental Training to Young Athletes

Mental Game Coaching For Young Athletes A sport parent asks: “My son has been in a slump with all his baseball activities that he cannot seem to shake. He cannot communicate to us what he needs to help him and we don’t want him to fail even more. How do we help him understand?” To answ.... More »

WOC #22 John Kessel, USA Volleyball, Lines Teach You How, but the Game Teaches You Why

Neurosurgeons say if they practiced the way they did 18 months ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Heart surgeons believe if they practiced the way they did 5 years ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Yet, in youth sport coaching we still practice the way we did when we were kids. John Kessel .... More »
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How to Respect a Coach That You Don’t Respect + MORE

Has your child ever struggled with how to respect a coach that’s hard to like? Has this ever happened to you? Your child plays on a team with a coach that, for whatever reason, you just can’t respect. You are frustrated with him or her, and your frustration rubs off on your child. The en.... More »

5 Keys to Raising Fearless Children

Raising fearless children, whether on the ball field or in the classroom, is a goal of every good parent. But what if your athlete struggles with fear? Fear of failure? Fear of risk? Fear of not being good enough? Where does this fear come from? It shows up in children without any warning and  you..... More »
 1498020246 1524868200 Not All Superheroes Wear Capes + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Pitch counts during games, innings thrown in competition, and rest time between game sessions are factors that can be modified to reduce the load on a young pitcher’s arm
An ongoing observational study at the University of Florida shows that a reasonably high number of pitches are thrown during warmup and in bullpen sessions, possibly contributing to the overall load on the young arm
This is an interesting area that has not been studied in detail, and may lead to further refinements in recommendations for training and total number of pitches

Here’s another interesting point of view regarding risk factors for throwing injuries in youth baseball, especially for pitchers…

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes


Superheroes are defined as “benevolent fictional characters with superhuman powers, such as Superman.” Well, maybe it’s time to expand that definition to include non-fictional folks, and specifically, Shavarsh Karapetyan. Here is Karapetyan’s story. The world has seen many great sportspersons who have set and broken many records…

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