The Crucial Importance Of Good Football Helmet Fit + MORE

The Crucial Importance Of Good Football Helmet Fit + MORE

The Fencing Response + MORE

Originally posted January 7, 2011 this was one of the first places to examine and educate people about the Fencing Response, since that time this post has been viewed nearly 50,000 times. This is a great resource. ========== The fencing response is an unnatural position of the arms following a concu.... More »
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Don’t Let An Injury Stop You From Exercising + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Being injured doesn’t always mean you need to completely stop all exercise or sport activity. Don’t be afraid to have a discussion with your doctor, physical th.... More »
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Lionel Messi and the Will to Compete + MORE

Lionel Messi lay battered on the turf. As he raised his head from the grass, he spit out a mouthful of blood and a tooth. He’d just taken an elbow to the face, one of many kicks, elbows, and bruises he would endure that day. Soon after another player was given a red card for The post Lionel Messi .... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: Youth Sports and Divorce

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Brian Brunkow of Zero Offseason. Brian Brunkow is a San Diego-based lawyer, Glazier Head Coach Academy speaker, and the author of Zero Offseason, a guidebook on divorce & sports parenting. With a background i.... More »

7 Things You Must Protect Your Daughter From

  A father’s urge to protect his daughter is cross-cultural. Truth be told, no matter what our parenting style, our daughters look to us for security. It’s not an old-fashioned sentiment. Our girls are hard-wired to look to us fathers as protectors. This article discusses just some of the.... More »
Walking into a running shoe store can be daunting, but knowing the common terminology and the concepts behind them is the first step to feeling empowered.  These commonly discussed running shoe terms will get you off on the right foot and will be a good starting point for you to begin more in-depth research on finding the perfect running shoe for you…

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The last two posts on the B/R Blog have been a little downbeat, so here’s a more optimistic takes on the future of journalism and sportswriting.
Andrew Bucholtz of Awful Announcing asks, Is Sports on Earth’s Demise Another Nail in the Coffin of Quality Sportswriting? The good news here is that Bucholtz follows Betteridge’s Law, which states that the answer to any question asked in a headline is “no…

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On August 26, 1883, the volcano Krakatoa unleashed one of the most violent eruptions in recorded history. It produced an explosion 10,000 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The blast pushed debris and smoke 6 miles above into the stratosphere, darkening the sky covering a 300 mile radius…

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By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Proper football helmet fitting is a very important step in reducing risk of injuries such as concussions, facial lacerations, and facial fractures
Many high school football players will release air from the air bladders in their helmets during the season to improve comfort, however, this leads to a loose helmet that protects poorly
Ideally, helmet fit needs to be checked weekly, especially for air bladder type helmets
Steps: if possible, select the best STAR rated helmet you can afford, next you need to follow the manufacturer’s fitting steps, and finally you need to maintain the fit at weekly intervals

This week’s post is short and sweet: make sure your football helmet is properly fitted and that you keep it that way throughout the season…

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Michigan Announces New Football Practice Session Policies
By Doug Abrams
Last week, the Michigan High School Athletic Association, the state’s governing body for interscholastic sports, announced new policies that limit helmet-to-helmet contact in football practice sessions during the preseason and the regular season…

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Does your young athlete have a difficult time focusing during practices or competition?
Not only can your athlete be distracted by outer distractions, such as parents coaching from the sidelines, but also their own internal distractions.
We have identified many internal distractions for young athletes…

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Sensor Overload

– theconcussionblog.com

With all that is new to the concussion realm, nothing is really new.  This includes: how the injury occurs (traumatic variable force vectors – often unanticipated – jarring the brain case), its recovery (unique and undefinable), its identification (mainly subjective but overtly obvious when objective), overall education and general understanding from day-zero to day-undetermined…

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