As we approach the latter half of August, it’s ironic that as Little League Baseball from Williamsport becomes more and more popular each year on ESPN, the sad truth is that youth leagues all over continue to lose players.
For years, it was thought that many American kids were just opting for .... More »
The last few years have been a rocky time for HS football players – and for their parents as well.
So far this season, eight HS football players have died while participating in the sport. Clearly, no one ever wants to go through the heartache of watching a teen-aged son collapse — and.... More »
Some great stories happening this past week on the basketball court.
Basketball Feel Good Story Roundup
Drake Student cans buzzer beater to win a new truck
At Drake University, as part of their “Bulldog Madness” half-time event, first year student Alex Tillinghast was chosen in a contest.... More »
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 »
Friday Night Tykes shows scary outcomes of untrained coaches
It’s quite simple: a well-trained coach leads to successful, healthy and confident players, while a poorly trained coach results in a team that does not reach its potential. The consequence of a coach that hasn’t undergone proper training isn’t only a lack of wins, but also an increase of injuries -a fact that is made more obvious by Esquire Network’s new docu-series, Friday Night Tykes…
ITHACA, N.Y. – Remember that slim kid in school – the one with the cook-from-scratch mom? He’s likely one of the fittest dudes at your high school reunion according to new research from Cornell University, published online in the journal PLOS ONE.
"One of the best safeguards against your children becoming overweight as adults is how involved you are with their lives," says Cornell’s Brian Wansink, professor in the Charles H…
As strange as it may sound, when it comes to performance and health, many coaches can manage their cars better than they can manage their players. Every time their car goes into the shop, a full history of diagnostic tests, odometer readings, scheduled maintenance recommendations and past problems are available from a few keystrokes of the service computer system…
Our kids had no choice when they came into this world. They couldn’t line up prospective dads, and choose which dad they thought would be the best for them. If your kids had a choice, would they pick you?
Tomorrow the NFL holds its annual combine, where more than 300 NFL prospects will perform physical and mental tests in front of NFL teams…
The following was posted here on TCB 10/24/13, I feel with the traffic it has been garnering that it should be reposted at the top of the cue for the time being. It is worth comment and questions… The post below is from Matt Chaney’s Blog, re-posted (in part) here with his permission. We are […]
If you visit any gym, weight room or running track, you are sure to see the same critical training device being worn by athletes of all ages – a pair of headphones connected to their portable music. Without it, workouts seem out of sync, longer and more difficult. Researchers have told us for years that there is a motivational link between exercise and music, but an interesting new study has now discovered that the connection goes even deeper, especially when an athlete can create his or her own beat…
In the new era of “bigger is better” in youth and high school sports, strength and conditioning programs emphasize muscle development over pure size. However, many kids get the formula wrong and simply bulk up with protein shakes, fast food and not enough movement.While we don’t typically think of athletes struggling with weight issues, they face the same battle as the general public in making the right choices and understanding their body’s unique metabolism…
What in the world has happened? It seems like months ago I was in New York on a huge stage sharing my opinion on athletic training and concussions; in particular secondary schools and adolescents. Now looking at the blog I have realized it has been some time since posting. I would be lying if I […]
U.S. Head Coach Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann understands what it takes to compete in a World Cup. With eleven goals for the German national team across the 1990, 1994 and 1998 tournaments, he is still the sixth leading goalscorer in World Cup history. As he prepares the U.S. men’s national team for this year’s trip to Brazil, his message of preparation begins with world-class fitness…
I had an instructor in my EMT (emergency medical technician) course who was a veteran paramedic/firefighter. He’d been on thousands of 911 calls, but he insisted he had never run one where he’d done everything to perfection.
He had great outcomes, saved plenty of lives and was a consummate professional, but he was positive he could have improved at least one aspect of every call…