Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MORE

Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MORE
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8 Steps to Seamless Youth Sports Fundraising + MORE

This post is sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to make back-to-school sports as easy as possible by providing the best tools to help teams and parents run their organizations smoothly. It’s back-to-school time! And one of the first orders of business for sports teams wi.... More »

How to Be an AWESOME Basketball Parent! + MORE

Basketball season is here for many of you? Are you ready? Here’s some things you must bring to the game if you want to make it a great season: It’s Your Last Chance! Nominate a coach, volunteer, or parent for the November Positive Youth Sports Award! Take just a minute and nominate someo.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: HS Boys Lax Team Intrudes on Visiting Girls Before Playoff Game

Well, what happened the other day in Yorktown, NY? Depending on who you talk to, there was some sort of dust-up between the members of the Yorktown HS boys lax team…and the Somers HS girls lax team that clearly ruffled some feathers – especially on the Somers side. Many of the Somers parents.... More »
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How Parents Can Help Young Athletes Improve Focus + MORE

Concentration Tips For Young Athletes Parents, do your kids focus on the score, their statistics, or other outcomes in sports? If so, you can help them avoid the problems associated with these types of focus. When kids focus too much on the outcome, they can’t concentrate on the process. In addit.... More »
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10 Youth Sports Travel Hacks for Parents + MORE

These travel hacks for youth sports parents provide shortcuts and ideas which will make the trip easier. With my daughter playing travel softball, my son playing travel basketball and my youngest playing travel volleyball and basketball, we traveled a lot for youth sports. We probably didn’t d.... More »

Happy New Year!  Duke Won!  UConn won! Basketball  season is officially over, and in a few months, my new year begins.  Thats right, at the end of June I’m headed for officiating summer camp.   In preparation for the new season, my eleventh year of officiating  I begin with  New Years Revelations…

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national youth football tournaments 1429097394 260954617 Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University

Key Points:

The coach will often have to make a decision on return to play during competition
One tactic would be to observe the player in pregame warmup for any pain or poor movement
A second in-game method is to make sure the player is pain-free, has no swelling, and can pass a sideline functional test of jog, cut, sprint, and jump

One of the toughest decisions in youth sports is determining when a player who has suffered an injury is ready to return to action…

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Coach, you have a big job. Not only do you have to strategize a game plan, manage parents, and organize volunteer help, you also have to inspire your team to be the best they can be. That may be easy at first, when you’re pumped up and the season is new, but as time goes…Read More

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