The One Question All Coaches Should Ask Their Athletes + MORE

The One Question All Coaches Should Ask Their Athletes + MORE
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The Three Elements You Need in Order to Beat Fear in Sports: Part 1 + MORE

Fear can often become a catalyst that propels athletes into a slump and keeps them stuck there. The batter in a slump is afraid of not getting a hit. The gymnast stuck on a back hand-spring is afraid of moving backward. The swimmer who seems to “die” at the end of all he.... More »

COACHING TIPS: More Important Suggestions for Volunteer Youth Coaches

Because of the great response I had to my program last week on youth coaching tips, I felt compelled to continue with more this week. Again, these are aimed at volunteer youth coaches — most likely parents with kids between the ages of 6-12 – who are playing sports at the local rec level.... More »
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Coming Back From: Knee Meniscus Surgery

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Recovery is highly variable, but generally speaking most young athletes can return to sprinting, cutting, and jumping sports at about 6 weeks after partial menis.... More »

VIDEO: Your Greatest Opponent as an Athlete + MORE

Athletes: your toughest opponent is YOURSELF! I'm all for striving to be the best you can be. But when you try to be perfect, then fail and beat yourself up, you're actually slowing your progress down. I explain more in this video.   [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oiZ2HsDi50] .... More »
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Making The Game Day “Go” Or “No Go” Decision

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The decision to allow an athlete to play or recommend sitting out is complex, and involves an assessment of medical factors, sport based risk evaluation, and sit.... More »
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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

On any NFL gameday, there will be a minimum of 29 healthcare professionals on site
The medical professionals are there to ensure player safety, and healthier players give the team a better chance at winning
At the youth and high school level it would be wise to follow the NFL example at least to some extent: coaches must know basic injury recognition and schools should hire an athletic trainer
Regardless whether you’re a recreational team or a competitive team you’ll be able to achieve your objectives better with healthier players

Injury prevention and recognition works…

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Coaches, imagine if there was a way to gain insight, understanding, and connection with your athletes by asking a simple question? There is. let me explain how. A few years back, I coached a talented, yet underperforming sixteen-year-old girl I will call Maddy. She was incredibly inconsistent in her play and often looked very depressed…

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