SmartTeams Talk Short: Sports Specialization Strongly Linked With Much Greater Risk Of Serious Overuse Injury + MORE

SmartTeams Talk Short: Sports Specialization Strongly Linked With Much Greater Risk Of Serious Overuse Injury + MORE

The Best Way to Teach Your Child to be a Team Player!

There’s good ways to teach your child to be a team player, and there’s there’s the BEST way….   Learn How You Can Talk with Janis!        Related StoriesWhy Coaches Play FavoritesHere’s How You Can Help Your Athlete Handle Sports.... More »

Why Do Women Cheat? + MORE

  One of my favorite movies, particularly this time of year, is When Harry Met Sally. There are so many famous lines and funny moments. In one scene, Billy Crystal’s character, Harry, is at a football game with his friend Jess talking about how he and his wife are separating. Among a chee.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Epidemic of Trying to Find Refs and Officials to Work Youth Games Continues… + MORE

Another Reminder About How Referee Shortages Can Threaten Youth Leaguers’ Safety By Doug Abrams Late last month, The Daily News (Longview, WA) published a thoughtful youth sports article by Jason Leskiw, “Officials Shortage Widespread Problem With No Solution Yet in Sight.” Prominent among the.... More »

WWE John Cena is a Make-A-Wish Legend + MORE

John Cena is known as one of the two greatest WWE athletes of all times. With 25 championships and 16 world champion reigns, there is only one more player in the spot who has equaled his feat. He has been more than a wrestler, a movie star, a rapper and a reality show host. He […] The post WWE.... 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 »
Sleep deprivation increase sports injury risk, says Dr. Brian Hainline, Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Dr. Jim MacDonald, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at The Ohio State University, Dr. Hainline pointing to a study finding that, if an athlete is progressively sleep deprived over a period of 12 weeks, their neuromuscular performance will continue to diminish, even when the athlete believes that, after three days, they are back to normal…

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Five Myths About Playing “Elite” Travel Youth Sports
By VJ Stanley
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MYTH #1: Because you pay a lot of money, you believe your child’s athletic ability has a quantitative value.
I’ve heard this comment in many forms. Parents often brag about how much money they’ve spent on their child’s youth sport’s experience, how “whipped” they are from the brutal schedule their child has in youth sports, how far they had to travel last weekend, how many times they’ve visited their child’s orthopedic surgeon or personal trainer…

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Selfies are fun and harmless, right? To a certain extent, I’d say yes. But our society is obsessed with them and that preoccupation is not particularly healthy for kids. I recently read about a study on selfies which said this: Researchers from U.S. and British universities who surveyed nearly 900 female students in the American Midwest…

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Neeru Jayanthi, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Medical Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, says research shows that there is a significant association between sport specialization and substantially increased risk of serious overuse injury, such as stress fractures, that keep an athlete out of sports for a month or longer…

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The Day My Son Got Bullied

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A couple of weeks ago, my son got bullied. I took my kids to a bounce house playground. It’s essentially a warehouse with lots of bounce houses — perfect for young kids. For several hours, my kids played, laughed, and had a blast. My son is the older of our two children and he is big for his age…

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