President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
And Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD DHL (hon)
Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group and Sports Foundation
Team Physician LA Galaxy, US Soccer, Pepperdine University
Member FIFA and CONCACAF Medical Committee and F-MARC
Assistant Medical Director Major League Soccer
The coach will often have to make a decision on return to play after injury 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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Also, check out the excerpt below.
Excerpt from Michael O’Halloran’s “Layups and Life Lessons: 101 Coaching Tips for Youth Basketball Coaches”
Use all of the baskets – minimize lines
Nothing bores kids as much as waiting in a line…