The Road to Varsity – Arrived! + MORE

The Road to Varsity – Arrived! + MORE

4 Important Things Your Child’s Youth Sports Coach Wants You To Know

Have you ever asked your child’s coach how you can best help him or her do their job?  Last month, I shared in a video that parents and coaches have a disconnect and that communication is a must if they are to work together to give kids a positive youth sports experience. In order to...Read .... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: Give Your Athlete the Physical Advantage + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Bryan Schwebke of Bryan is the founder and owner of Paramount Performance, a physical therapy, performance training and consulting practice dedicated to helping athletes stay healthy and.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: What’s the Fastest Growing Sport with Kids in the Midwest?

I wasn’t able to do my radio show this Sunday AM because I’m home recuperating from hip surgery. Specifically, I had my right hip “resurfaced” —  which is a form of hip replacement that is designed to allow the patient to maintain more stability and mobility once I rec.... More »
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Difficult Things Men Need to Understand about Marriage + MORE

  First, let’s be clear about one thing: An epic marriage is one of the best and hardest things ever, period. Plus there are probably legions of difficult things men need to understand about marriage. Next, let’s not forget the fact that any relationship of a high caliber demands co.... More »

10 Unexpected Things You Can Expect in Youth Sports

Every youth sports parent should embark on the youth sports journey remembering the quote first uttered by playwright Oscar Wild: To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.  Expect the unexpected is a perfect prediction of what will happen when your child plays sports. After 22.... More »
I hate it when people criticize my parenting. Our two-year-old had been screaming for five minutes, and we were out of distractions. There’s nothing worse than being stuck on a runway when your kids start freaking out. We had been entertaining him as best we could with games, toys, snacks, and movies…

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 The Road to Varsity   Arrived! + MOREBy Marc Safran, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
And Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

FAI surgery is sometimes necessary to return the athlete to sports participation
Results from FAI surgery are generally excellent, with 95% of athletes returning to sport at about 4-6 months after surgery

Last week we wrote about a condition called “femoroacetabular impingement”, commonly referred to as “FAI”…

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 The Youth Coach’s “Theater”
By Doug Abrams
A few years ago, I happened to watch a pee wee hockey practice conducted by a coach who spent nearly the entire hour-long session barking instructions at his 11-12-year-old players. The players seemed willing to follow directions even if the coach spoke in a measured tone without a steady shout, but the coach never gave them the opportunity…

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national flag football tournament 1418167644 1063521105 The Road to Varsity   Arrived! + MORENo matter what your athletic or fitness goals are, the way you fuel your body before, during, and after workouts is crucial. CoachUp partnered with professional Food Scientist Lauren Fortin to create unique, delicious, wholesome recipes, specifically targeted for individuals with goals focused on:
• Weight Loss (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

• Improving Endurance (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

• Recovering from a strenuous workout, big race, or game (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

• Building Strength (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

We gathered some of our best coaches (who have some serious skills in the kitchen) to showcase these easy to make flavorful recipes that will fuel your workouts…

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Lyle Micheli, M.D., Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, O’Donnell Family Professor of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, provides a fascinating overview of the history of sports medicine from ancient Greece to modern times, and says that if there is one population we should try to keep safe and healthy it is youth athletes.

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High school basketball season began just before Thanksgiving and in early November, I received the email I’ve been waiting ten years for : “You have new games”, read the subject line— and when I logged into the officials’ website— I received my first VARSITY assignments!!  I could barely contain my excitement, but being superstitious, I refrained from blogging about it so as not to jinx the event…

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How does your child handle getting benched? When I say benched, I mean, being either pulled out of the game for some “unknown” reason after he or she seemed to be playing a lot. Getting benched is one of those things that is probably harder for the parents to watch than it is for your child…

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