A new study was just released this past week which suggests that fewer kids between the ages of 6-12 are participating in sports. In fact, the number of kids playing organized team sports has dropped by a stunning 8 percent over the last decade.
Now, if this is really true, that is quite a drop of.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
A skilled athletic trainer (ATC) is an invaluable part of the student-athlete’s sports injury care
Schools with ATCs will consistently have healthier athletes .... More »
Using Email to Communicate With the Team’s Parents (Part One)
By Doug Abrams
Community youth sports programs and their coaches increasingly seek to maintain open lines of communication with parents before, during, and sometimes even after the season. The term “transparency” is in vogue in p.... More »
Last week I received the following email (edited for anonymity). We get calls and emails like this quite often from amazing, passionate coaches who are trying to make a difference. Take a read: Dear John, I’m currently a head football coach…I took over the program last January after bein.... More »
Overcoming Fear of Reinjury in Youth Sports
A sports parent asks:
“I notice my children tend to take a long time to mentally rebound after an injury, often not returning to regular form for weeks or months. Is this normal, and is there anything I can do about it?”
Returning from an injury is an issue that even professional athletes have a hard time dealing with…
I am very excited to be partnering with the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system, to bring you a 5-part series of sponsored posts on youth sports injuries. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe youth sports experience for every young athlete…