Here’s a great way to show your team spirit! My husband is a business owner by day and a coach by night and one way he shows support for his team is by hanging a team flag in his shop. The locals coming in know that he is a supporter of their beloved Cowboys! I...Read More
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By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Today’s post is purely my opinion, with some observations on parental influence in teenage athletics.
Towards the end of the school year, we gather with the Athletic Traine.... More »
Youth sports officials are probably some of the most abused people on the planet. They are under strict scrutiny by over-protective parents, dedicated fans, and very competitive athletes and coaches. They are insulted, attacked, blamed, and harassed. It’s a wonder they don’t quit. I thin.... More »
To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 3 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on Athletes and Their Body Images. My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, counselor, blogger, and recoverin.... More »
Earlier this month, I had Rob Nelson, the inventor of Big League Chew, on my show to talk about the sudden and rapid decline of kids signing up for youth baseball in this country. As I mentioned on WFAN, I have been getting these reports of a lack of participation for the past few years, but this ye.... More »
Using a lighter baseball would not significantly increase batted-ball impact injuries to position players in youth baseball, but would likely increase such injuries to pitchers, suggests a first-of-its-kind study.
Studying reaction time among youth baseball players ages 9 to 13 in laboratory tests intended to mimic game conditions, researchers reported that the 10% reduction in time to respond to a batted ball expected from reducing ball weight by 20% would lead to less than a 5% increase in impact probability to nonpitchers, but increase impact probability for pitchers by more than 25%…