Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MORE

Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MORE
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Choose Your Words Carefully When Motivating Your Young Athletes

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Top 10 Nutritional Snacks for Athletes

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NYT Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies

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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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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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