Sideline Tips: Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MORE

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Coaching Do's and Don'ts for Slumping Athletes + MORE

Far too often when high-performing athletes begin to lag in their success rates, speed, or concentration in games or practice, coaches just don’t know how to handle it. First they think it’s just a temporary hiccup and that the athlete will quickly recover, then they try aggression or stating .... More »
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Foot and Ankle Injuries in Ballet + MORE

By Adam Bitterman DO and Simon Lee, MD Rush University Medical Center Foot and Ankle Section Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Foot and ankle injuries are extremely common amongst those participating in dance activities. Those impacting the lower extremity account for roughly 65-80% of all dancer in.... More »

The Secret to Helping Your Child Defeat Discouragement + MORE

This post is sponsored by Shannon McDougall, author of Beginning Mental Training Skills, a  program that trains athletes to deal with anxiety and disappointment in youth sports.  It’s not fun to watch  your child get discouraged when playing sports. Unfortunately, we can’t give our kids.... More »

All the King’s Horses

Editor’s Note: Sports Feel Good Stories is proud to include an excerpt from Barry Milazzo’s All the King’s Men – Finding Purpose and Hope in Brokenness and Impossibility. Book Background Barry Milazzo’s son Bryson suffered a catastrophic medical brain injury after his 8.... More »

4 Important Things Your Child’s Youth Sports Coach Wants You To Know

Have you ever asked your child’s coach how you can best help him or her do their job?  Last month, I shared in a video that parents and coaches have a disconnect and that communication is a must if they are to work together to give kids a positive youth sports experience. In order to...Read .... More »
 1443015084 934798994 Sideline Tips: Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MOREBy Dev Mishra, MD
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
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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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Use all of the baskets – minimize lines
Nothing bores kids as much as waiting in a line…

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