Of Rowing and the River + MORE

Of Rowing and the River + MORE

Tackling Childhood Cancer + MORE

Tackling is a tough job for NFL linebackers. Tackling childhood cancer is even tougher. But the Washington Redskins linebacker crew was up to the task after being challenged by Washington Redskins inside linebackers coach, Kirk Olivadotti. Fundraiser for Curing Kids Cancer Kirk told his players that.... More »

How to Pull Your Child Out of the Dumps of Discouragement + MORE

Youth sports is a roller coaster of emotions, for parents and kids. And when you are at a low point in the ride, it seems like climbing out of the dumps of discouragement is a very daunting task. Hitting slumps. Dry shooting spells. Missed shots. Or maybe your child feels dejected because of team .... More »

5 Truths That Will Help Your Child Play Well with Kids Who are “Different.”

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. Youth sports is a great place for kids to learn how to deal with kids who are different. Whether it’s race, religion, skill-level or economic status, kids come together to play sports and they a.... More »

Eat Fat, Get Fat or Eat Fat, Get Healthy? + MORE

  Remember when the "eat fat, get fat" mantra was all the rage? Athletes avoided fat like the plague. They ate poached fish, dry salads, and steamed vegetables in efforts to reduce the risk of getting fat - to say nothing of having a heart attack. Unfortunately for many low-fat .... More »

When To Evacuate in Youth Sports

Please forgive me if I have the word evacuate on my mind; I’ve been hearing it a lot lately here in Southwest Florida. When to evacuate has been a huge topic of discussion ever since we got wind of Hurricane Irma’s coming. Did you evacuate?  Where did you evacuate to?  How long were yo.... More »
youth flag football tournaments 1430325031 1942526404 Of Rowing and the River + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University

 
Key Points:

Many types of cancers are strongly associated with repeated exposures to cancer triggers, and the association between sun exposure and some types of skin cancer is strong
Sunscreen is a simple and effective way to reduce sun exposure risk
Only about 20% of young athletes routinely use sunscreen for daytime outdoor sports
Coaches are in an excellent position to positively influence the young athlete’s attitude and use of sunscreen

Veteran soccer referee Randy Vogt wrote an excellent piece in Soccer America’s Youth Soccer Weekly about the importance of sun protection for referees…

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national youth football tournaments 1430325034 1933988150 Of Rowing and the River + MOREBy Hal Barnes
“So we beat on, boats against the current,
borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)
Of Rowing and the River
I came to rowing rather late in life. I’ve always been an eager participant in human powered travel. Cross country skiing, biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking – all these activities had my enthusiastic participation…

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