Proper Helmet Fit in Boy's Hockey: A 12-Point Checklist + MORE

Proper Helmet Fit in Boy's Hockey: A 12-Point Checklist + MORE
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Coming Back From: Shoulder Separation

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A “shoulder separation” is a different injury than a shoulder dislocation The shoulder separation involves a sprain to the ligaments of a joint at the point .... More »
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Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE

The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors: the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... More »
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How to Maintain a Positive Attitude When You’re Losing + MORE

How to Maintain a Positive Attitude When You’re Losing This post is dedicated to a reader who asked a very important question about how to stay positive even when you know you are losing. I can understand how this would be difficult in our current sports culture where so much emphasis is placed .... More »

5 Things You Cannot Turn a Blind Eye to in Youth Sports + MORE

Sometimes you just have to ignore the ridiculous behavior in youth sports. Going on a crusade to stomp out all that’s bad in the youth sports culture is a daunting task. You will do more by being a positive voice for what’s being done right and how to do it right, instead of constantly harping...... More »
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Inspired by autistic student manager, Jason McElwain’s 20 points in 4 minutes of play at a high school basketball game, Sports Feel Good Stories was launched on February 2, 2009. Today, marks our 7th Anniversary. Yeah! Lots has changed since our early days. From an audience of friends and fami.... More »
To provide maximum protection against head injuries, helmets worn by athletes in contact sports such as youth lacrosse, need to fit correctly, but a new studyof youth lacrosse players age 8 to 14 years finds that less than half of lacrosse helmets are properly fitted. (Williams, 2014).

Because no validated helmet fit checklist currently exists in the literature,* researchers created, with the assistance of 2 helmet and protective equipment content experts, the following checklist to assess whether a lacrosse helmet fits properly:
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There are 53.8 million kids playing sports in the United States and, most of the time, when they talk about sports with their teammates and their parents, they begin with these two words: "Coach said… ."

It’s not at all surprising, as research shows that, in the hierarchy of adults, coaches occupy the top spot in the minds and hearts of their players…

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The times when it’s easy to choose the right path are beautiful. The door is wide open with big arrows pointing the way and we just know that we have done the correct thing. That was the way is was the night I met my wife and mother of my children. I wasn’t looking for her. My social life was full…

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To provide maximum protection against head injuries, helmets worn by athletes in contact sports such as youth hockey, need to fit correctly, but a new study of boy’s hockey players age 8 to 14 years found that less than one third of hockey helmets are properly fitted. (Williams, 2014).

Because no validated helmet fit checklist currently exists in the literature,* researchers created, with the assistance of 2 helmet and protective equipment content experts, the following checklist to assess whether a boy’s youth hockey helmet fits properly:
read more

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