On October 10th, Huffington Post posted an article that helped summarize the findings of Dr. Chris Stankovich, a sports psychologist, who is focused on youth sports and their effects on the development of children. There is an exceptionally interesting keyword at the crux of the research: burnout. T.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case o.... More »
The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic is here!
It’s that time – or ALMOST that time anyway! My new book, The “ME, ME, ME” EPIDEMIC: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World hits bookstores in less than a month on August 11, 2015!This book has been a labo.... More »
From New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Macy Stafford
There was a time in my life when I barked orders more often than I spoke words of love … when I reacted to small everyday inconveniences as if they were major catastrophes … when normal human habits and quirks raised my blood pressure.... More »
I wasn’t able to do my radio show this Sunday AM because I’m home recuperating from hip surgery. Specifically, I had my right hip “resurfaced” — which is a form of hip replacement that is designed to allow the patient to maintain more stability and mobility once I rec.... More »
It’s Football Writers Week at Bleacher Report, meaning the World Football team is presenting pieces all week about the world of football writing and writers.
It started Monday with Duncan Castles’ piece on covering the transfer window and the launch of the #classicmatchplot contest. The latter will continue all week, with Guillem Balague deciding on Friday who did the best job of describing a classic match in 140 characters—including that hashtag…
Let me start by saying that I am thankful you are giving your time to coach my child’s team. Parents often don’t act very grateful, and so I want to assure you that even when we get testy, we are still glad that you are out there doing the job. Maybe some day I will be doing the coaching, but until then, I’m glad I can just watch!
If you are a parent, then you will understand everything that I am about to say to you…
Early-Morning Practices and Games Raise Safety Questions
By Doug Abrams
Earlier this month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirmed that “chronic sleep loss and associated sleepiness are a serious threat to the academic success, health, and safety of our nation’s youth.” The Academy’s new report comes four years after the American Medical Association identified “adolescent insufficient sleep and sleepiness as a public health issue,” and advocated “education about sleep health as a standard component of care for adolescent patients…
In July this blog broke the news that Canada was facing its first law suit based on concussions in their professional football league. Since that time there has been plenty of information, misinformation and general commentary about this issue in Canada. The fact remains that this is a long way from getting settled, if you […]
I received an email and press release about a new foundation for awareness on concussions. PAC was conceived by Jim McMahon (NFL) and Jeremy Roenick (NHL). PAC’s mission is to become a global leader in concussive education, research and treatment. They have many athletes on board to support this mission as you can see from the invite […]
“The great thing is that the funny side of getting old is fuel for my comedy.” – Steve Coogan (Actor and Comedian).
Men, there are no loopholes to cheat time. There is no guy that your buddy knows who will give you a great deal on aging slower. But as the very funny Mr. Coogan astutely points out, there is great benefit to using the situation to your advantage…