Not All Superheroes Wear Capes + MORE

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes + MORE

DADS AS SPORTS PARENTS: Everything I Learned About Youth Sports I Learned from My Father

My Dad —  Hall of Fame Sportscaster Bob Wolff – passed away two weeks ago at the age of 96. My father was one of those rare individuals who knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life. He loved sports, and he loved talking about them on the air. And he not only had the good fortune .... More »

5 Essential Ingredients for a Winning Team + MORE

Is your child on a winning team? Although youth sports should not be solely fixated winning games, it should be focused on building a winning culture. There is a difference between the two: a team that is obsessed with only winning games will do whatever it takes to make that happen, regardless of h.... More »
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Review Your Emergency Action Plan

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case o.... More »
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun? A sport parent asks: “My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »
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Knee Cap Instability: Surgery Or Rehab?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Knee cap instability is common in young athletes, especially in girls who participate in jumping, cutting, or pivoting sports Most mild instability issues and fi.... 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

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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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