Sport Technology Update: Realtime Feedback from Medball or Barbell + MORE

Sport Technology Update: Realtime Feedback from Medball or Barbell + MORE

How to Treat Your Middle School Athlete Like He Should Be Treated

As with every stage of parenting–from sleepless nights to potty training, all the way to setting curfews and paying college bills–there are adjustments you make in how you care for, discipline and relate to your child. And so it is in youth sports. You will not, and should not, treat t-.... More »

How I Made Peace with My Child’s Lack of Playing Time

Lack of playing time is a cause for extreme concern for many sports parents. I know it was for me. Worrying about playing time kept me awake at night, made my stomach upset and sometimes made me irritable and negative. I suppose if it happened every season with every child, I would have gotten used..... More »
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Timing ACL Surgery For High School Athletes + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: It’s very important to discuss timing of ACL surgery with your orthopedic surgeon I recommend looking out over your calendar and working backwards one year fro.... More »
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Jammed Finger- See A Doctor Or Not?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A jammed finger occurs with direct impact to the tip of a finger and is generally a mild sprain that resolves in a few days Some finger injuries can be more seri.... More »

Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries and How You Can Help Your Child Deal With Them, Part 3: Tommy John Surgery

This week, Tommy John Surgery is the third injury in a 5-part series on youth sports injuries, sponsored by the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe youth s.... More »

Confidence is King in Youth Sports

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Why confidence is king in youth sports? Confidence in one’s own abilities is one of the most important traits that make a great athlete. The best athletes are so full of confidence that they perform every time they are out on the field or court. Whether it’s LeBron James who makes a critical defensive block when the game is on the line, Serena Williams in early round of a major tournament, or the Patriots in need of a touchdown just minutes from game end, you know that LeBron will make the play, Serena will reach the finals, and Tom Brady will lead the Pats to a touchdown…

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I first blogged about new RFID technology being implanted in a basketball back in 2012. I recently came across similar technology being implanted in a medicine ball or attached to a barbell. Thanks to Assess2Perform, coaches and athletes now can measure almost instantly such MOEs as:

Angle of release
Rotational power
Bar speed and distance moved

Thanks to Bluetooth technology, that data is transmitted to a smartphone app at the end of each rep…

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