The Crucial Importance Of Good Football Helmet Fit + MORE

The Crucial Importance Of Good Football Helmet Fit + MORE
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Helping Kids Kick the “Helpless” Habit + MORE

Empowering Your Child to be Capable & Self-Sufficient Fellow parents… raise your hand if you ever feel the overwhelming sense of irritation when your child asks you (maybe for the fifteenth time) to do something he or she can totally do for themselves. Is your hand up in the air? Take c.... More »

ALL STAR SERIES Sports Parenting Podcast: Why Communicating is Crucial in Youth Sports + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Welcome to my All Star Podcasting Series! Episode #2 This 10-week series features 10 indepth podcast discussions with some of my best past podcast guests. In my other podcasts, we touched on some of these subjects, but I want to go deeper, ask hard.... More »
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After Concussion: Don’t Just See A Doctor, Be Sure To See The Right Doctor + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: It’s important to see a doctor trained in sport concussion management after a concussion. Not all doctors know about return to play protocols. Appropriate doctors.... More »
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NFL Wildcard Weekend + CoachUp Contest! + MORE

One of the best weekends of the entire year is upon us, CoachUp friends — the NFL Wildcard Round! While the favorites like the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers are taking a much needed week to regroup, eight teams will face-off starting tomorrow for the right to move on towards etern.... 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 »
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


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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