Sleep – The Next Best Thing To Practice

Sleep – The Next Best Thing To Practice

The Most Underrated Value of the US Woman’s Gymnastics Team + MORE

The Most Underrated Value of the US Woman’s Gymnastics Team For many years, young girls did not dream to be Gymnasts. Thanks to Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, and the rest of the US Women’s Gymnastics team competing in the Rio Olympics, that has massively changed. Not only did they dominate.... More »

How to Get Young Athletes to Eat Well for Sports + MORE

Parents want their young athletes to feel good, eat well, and perform their best. But that’s not always easy to accomplish when you’re dealing with hungry, growing bodies, different food preferences, and food temptations around every corner. I’ve heard a variety of food complaints from .... More »
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Sports Parents: Do Your Kids Want Your Approval?

Pressure And Social Approval Often, young athletes worry too much about what teammates, parents, coaches and friends think about how they’re performing on the court, field or course. When they seek others’ approval of their performance and abilities, and then don’t do well, they can feel inad.... More »

Controversial Headgear Mandate for Girl's Lacrosse Ignored Science

  The debate over whether helmets should be mandated in girl's lacrosse, which has been raging for several years, reached a new level of ferocity recently with the publication of a blistering piece in the New York Times reporting on the backlash generated by the controversial decision by the.... More »
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Spleen Injuries – Sneaky And Possibly Dangerous + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The spleen is the most commonly injured abdominal organ during sports An enlarged spleen, such as from mononucleosis, places an athlete at additional risk of inj.... More »
junior football tournaments 1421578665 287758671 Sleep   The Next Best Thing To PracticeAs usual, Mom was right.  Her advice to get to bed early is being confirmed by human performance researchers, sleep specialists and sports medicine doctors. Kids, especially young athletes, need more sleep.  While common sense tells us that a lack of shut-eye will cause children to be grumpy from a lack of energy, new knowledge about the brain details how sleep affects not only their physiological functions but also their ability to learn new skills…

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