The One Question All Coaches Should Ask Their Athletes + MORE

The One Question All Coaches Should Ask Their Athletes + MORE

5 Ways You Are Encouraging Entitlement in Your Athlete + MORE

No parent wants their child to grow up with an attitude of entitlement. How can you keep that from happening? I didn’t grow up with things being handed to me. I had to work hard. Serena Williams I’m not one bit surprised to hear this statement come out of Serena’s mouth. She’.... More »
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Encouraging Words for Kids That Ignite Self-Discovery and Growth + MORE

Have you ever stopped to think how words of encouragement for kids help them thrive in school and life?  Positive words from parents, teachers, and mentors are a rich source of internal motivation and guidance to children and teens. Often, kids recall your words inside themselves for many years. At.... More »
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Five Tips for More Grateful Kids + MORE

“Oh, what fun” … queue the holidays. ‘Tis the season to be thankful – right? Yes. But raise your hand if you’ve ever cringed at the “how do I tackle my kid’s holiday wish list” scenario it invokes! We’re all in, right? We’re all on boar.... More »
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Running Backwards Could Help Your Game + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Backwards running can be used in training, with several benefits. Forces across the kneecap are reduced compared to forward running, this backwards running can b.... More »

Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries,Part 4: Female Concussions and 3 Facts You Should Know

This week, Female Concussions is the fourth 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.... More »
kids football tournaments 1510195458 1237390740 The One Question All Coaches Should Ask Their Athletes + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
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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