Busy Sports parents, do you feel like you’re drowning? Last night I was talking with a sports mom, who was recounting her busy day to me: running from school to home to pre-game drop-off, to home, and back to the game. It made me tired just listening to her! I remember that life. There were....... More »
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More than three-fourth million Americans suffer from Cerebral Palsy. Still not much is known about this condition. It is in order to spread more awareness about this unique condition that Hunter Gandee, 16, from Michigan goes on a walk every year carr.... More »
How Your Athletes Benefit When You Support Their Coach
A parent asks a very thoughtful question: “What are the coaches thinking and how do I access this information, not to aide my child, but to become a better parent/coach/cheerleader/technician?”
Truth is, if you want to understand what your .... More »
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 »
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The countdown is on for the 2018 PyeongChong Winter Olympic Games happening in South Korea from February 9 through 25. I personally LOVE the Olympics.... More »
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Author Gregg Easterbrook recently published an excellent thought-provoking article in which he stated the risks of brain injury might be significantly reduced by banning tackle football until at least age 12
One cited scientific study showed that contact sports participation was the highest risk factor for late development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)
Another cited study stated that starting tackle football before age 12 is a critical risk factor for later poor brain function
Football may need to follow hockey and soccer’s direction in placing a minimum age on tackle football
Each month we see more published scientific data that allows us to dig deeper into the subtleties of concussion risk and outcomes…
The 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend crushed it as usual. From dunks to skills and everything in between, the three-day event in Toronto didn’t disappoint the viewers. Of course, we at CoachUp were a little biased thanks to our friend Stephen Curry competing on both Saturday and Sunday, but we’ve put together a list of our […]
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