Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries and How You Can Help Your Child Deal With Them, Part 2: ACL Tears + MORE

Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries and How You Can Help Your Child Deal With Them, Part 2: ACL Tears + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: New Study Suggests Fewer Kids Are Playing Sports

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 »
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Athletic Trainers Are The Heroes Of Athletic Medicine

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: 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 »

COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS: The Magic – and Power – of Email from Coaches

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 »
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Performance is a Behavior, NOT an Outcome! + 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 »
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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…

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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…

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