Standardizing Preparticipation Physical Exams Is Goal Of New NATA Position Statement + MORE

Standardizing Preparticipation Physical Exams Is Goal Of New NATA Position Statement + 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 »
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + MORE

I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »
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The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent + MORE

The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent Amidst all the crazy, loud, pushy, and hovering adults are a select group of leaders minding their own business as they focus on being great youth sports parents. These parents may not get noticed much, but that doesn’t stop their efforts b.... More »
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April Basic Training: Pray for and with Your Kids + MORE

  The first quarter of the All Pro Dad Basic Training 2014 is in the books!  Let us be the first to congratulate you on taking MAJOR steps to becoming a better dad this year. You have added three new habits, which are helping you accomplish your goal. For those new to the All Pro Dad Basic Tra.... More »

The Day My Daughter Said, “I Quit!”

When youth sports gets hard, it’s no surprise that kids are tempted to quit. Nobody likes facing difficulty and through 22 years of being a sports mom, there were numerous occasions when our kids were discouraged and even if they didn’t say it, we knew they were toying with the idea of q.... More »
 

A standardized process for conducting the preparticipation physical examination is needed to ensure a safe playing environment for athletes and to help identify
those conditions that may predispose an athlete to injury or sudden death, says the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in a new position statement…

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As a writer, I find it educational when I get the rare chance to see how good writers work. Rebecca J. Rosen offers one such chance at Atlantic.com, where she looks into the revisions astronomer Carl Sagan made on a famous passage from his 1994 book, “Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space…

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The road to Olympic victory is not an easy or painless journey. However, for some athletes who found defeat in one Olympic sport, including former track stars Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams, an alternative route for Olympic success has been discovered: the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic bobsled team…

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Elite performance is determined by a number of factors, amongst them innate talent and genetics, hours of deliberate training, coaching, and luck. But performance is also great affected by what is between an athlete’s ears: mindset. An athlete’s state of mind is perhaps the single greatest factor that affects performance…

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The education of concussions is great, the legislation is in the right place but there is absolutely no accountability for instances where athletes are “failed”.  Before I go on, I am not perfect, I have and will continue to miss some things here and there (I missed an ACL in football which bothers me)…

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Basketball, baseball, tee ball, flag football, track, and sometimes soccer. This is the season our family has entered into. I grew up playing and absolutely loving sports, and our three kids are becoming chips of the old block. The only exception is I “only” played basketball, baseball, and football as a youth athlete…

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OK, that title may be hyperbole, but the new research out of Canada should make you take a step back and realize what our fine researchers are now able to discover.  Considering the context of hockey it shouldn’t be shocking that this was found in Canada (since posting we have been informed that work was […]

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The “biggest game of your life,” the Super Bowl, is over. College football ended a month ago. Now you have a weekend void. What are you going to do?
Hopefully you enjoyed football with your wife and kids during the season and you won’t be “re-introducing” yourself to them on Saturdays and Sundays (because you have been out of pocket each Saturday and Sunday since football started)…

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