UNICEF UK Names MomsTEAM Institute Pioneer Organization For U.S. Implementation of Int'l Safeguards for Children In Sport + MORE

UNICEF UK Names MomsTEAM Institute Pioneer Organization For U.S. Implementation of Int'l Safeguards for Children In Sport + MORE

Building Muscle Memory in Youth Sports and Soccer + MORE

Building Proper Striking Muscle Memory in Youth Sports When it comes to the game of soccer, children in youth sports will automatically get out on the field and kick the ball in a way that feels natural to them. Unfortunately, this kicking technique is ineffective and could cause potential injury, e.... More »

3 Quick & Easy Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Kids Playing Sports

Thanks to Vincent Pugliese from Sports Photo School  for writing this post on some quick tips for taking great photos of your kids playing sports. I see the frustration at almost every one of my kids’ games. No, it’s not from the players. It’s from the parents. Being that I’.... More »

DANGERS OF HAZING: After a Serious Hazing Incident, HS Football Players Win the Right to Continue Season

Well, if it’s HS football season… then unfortunately, it’s also hazing season. That’s not to say that hazing doesn’t occur in all sports…it certainly does.  But that being said, hazing seems to be an unwanted annual tradition when it comes to HS football — and especially during Au.... More »
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Radio interview with Dr. Goldberg + MORE

Saint Michaels University School has recently been the subject of a coach abuse investigation by Canadian Television and The Toronto Star Newspaper. The following is a follow-up radio interview with Dr. Goldberg and the journalist who put the story together for The Star, Robert Cribb. The coach und.... More »

10 Things Every Sports Parent Must Have

Dear Sports parent, let me start by saying this: I am not writing this post for any advertisers. I’m not using any affiliate links. This information is purely based on 21 years of sports parenting, on what I did have, and what I wished I had. Let me save you the agony of trying to...Read .... More »
The headline on the latest piece by Poynter media ethics columnist Kelly McBride made me think of drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs, who often writes, “I’m surprised I have to explain this.” As in this observation from 1992: “The star of a horror flick—and they’re always women—defeats the psycho killer…

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Playing 2nd string or “backup” is not always a fun place for your child to be. In this 5 minute video I give three guidelines to use as you talk with your child about his role.   Despite the ups and downs of teen sports angst, your child can still have a successful youth sports…Read More

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CONCORD, MA, January 13, 2015 

MomsTEAM Institute, a leading youth sports safety advocacy, education and watchdog non-profit organization, has been named as a "pioneer organization" to implement the International Safeguards for Children in Sport in the US, in a global initiative coordinated by UNICEF UK…

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Returning To Sports After ACL Surgery


youth sports 1421229498 803496093 UNICEF UK Names MomsTEAM Institute Pioneer Organization For U.S. Implementation of Int'l Safeguards for Children In Sport + MOREBy Geoffrey Abrams, M.D.
Assistant 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:

Most surgeons will like to see at least 90% strength in the operated knee and 100% motion compared to the normal knee before allowing a return to sports
We often use “functional testing” such as hops or 3-D motion analysis to provide more data on readiness
High school aged athletes will typically take at least 9 months after surgery before they are successfully able to pass all the tests and return to cutting, pivoting, or power based sports

Last week we wrote about the timing of ACL surgery for high school age athletes, and in the post one of us (Dr…

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Former United States President Harry Truman’s father struggled his whole life to eke out a living as a farmer. Unfortunately, a drought hit and the farm had to be foreclosed on. Many years later, a reporter asked Harry why his father was a failure. Harry replied, “How can my father have been a failure when his son is President of the United States?”
We can fail in a lot of areas…

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