By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Most hand metacarpal fractures in high school aged athletes can be treated in a cast, although in some instances surgery may be needed
Cast treatment will typica.... More »
3 Ways for Athletes to Travel Fit Whether it’s an away game, out-of-town tournament, or a family vacation, the chances are high that traveling is in your near future. And, if you’re anything like me, your body is likely not used to traveling on a regular basis. Unfortunately, traveling can t.... More »
I’ve known Bob Bigelow for close to two decades as a sports parenting advocate like myself. Back in the mid-1970s, Bob was a 6-8 sharp-shootingAll-Ivy forward at Penn who was so talented that he became a first-round draft choice in the NBA.
After Bob’s playing days came to an end, Bob an.... More »
It's Mothers Day once again. Time for spring sports, warmer weather, longer days, planting gardens, and, of course, watching kids play sports. Each year for the past seventeen years, MomsTEAM has published my Mother's Day Wish list. As you will see, many of the wishes on this year's list will look .... More »
Storming and Dogpiling:
Dangerous Uncontrolled Celebrations In Youth Sports
By Doug Abrams
Earlier this season, tragedy struck at a third-tier soccer game in Mizoram, a state in northeast India. After scoring the tying goal in the 62nd minute, 23-year-old midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala tried im.... More »
For well over a decade, I have predicted that the reach, scope, and growth of travel teams will eventually (and sooner rather than later) overtake traditional HS varsity sports programs.
That’s for all HS sports, except for one: football.
After all, we have already witnessed HS soccer players being forced to choose between their HS team and their travel programs…
"Sports does not build character. Sports reveals character," said journalist Heywood Broun more than half a century ago. He meant that athletic competition can bring out either the best or the worst in an athlete, depending on the inner strengths or weaknesses that the athlete brings to the game…