Weightlifting For Youth: Can Be Safe and Enjoyable, Expert Panel Says + MORE

Weightlifting For Youth: Can Be Safe and Enjoyable, Expert Panel Says + MORE

Youth Sports Heroes of the Month: Alex Norwood (Conyers, Ga.) and Schuyler LaRue (Maryville, Tenn.) + MORE

Sixteen-year-old Atlanta-area first baseman Alex Norwood hit a dramatic grand slam in a winning cause on March 21, but his truly game-changing hit was none that never appeared on the scoreboard. In a junior varsity game at Newtown High, the Rockdale County High junior came through in the clut.... More »

LEGAL CONCERNS: Are We Witnessing the End of Pop Warner Football?

Pop Warner Football has been an American tradition since at least the early 1950’s. Literally millions of kids and several generations of young athletes have learned how to play and enjoy tackle football from playing Pop Warner ball. But as the scene shifts these days in sports, we may see the.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Why Running Track is Good for Your Child in So Many Ways

In what has become something of a tradition on NYC Marathon Sunday, I like to spend an hour talking on the air with long-time running coach, Joel Pasternack who is based in northern New Jersey. Joel is a veteran of many marathons, having competed and done very well in his races back in the day. I li.... More »
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SPORT SAFETY: Early Morning Practices/Games Can Bring Unforeseen Dangers + MORE

  Early-Morning Practices and Games Raise Safety Questions By Doug Abrams   Earlier this month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirmed that “chronic sleep loss and associated sleepiness are a serious threat to the academic success, health, and safety of our nation’s youth.” .... More »
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Can 6 Questions Predict Elbow Injury Risk For Young Pitchers?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: We are gaining more knowledge about the factors responsible for overuse injuries and catastrophic elbow ligament tears in young pitchers It is far better to moni.... More »
 

Participation in the sport of weightlifting and the performance of weightlifting movements as part of a strength and conditioning program can be safe, effective and enjoyable for children for children and adolescents, says a new position statement by an international panel of experts, as long as qualified supervision and instruction is available and progression is based on the technical performance of each lift…

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Would you like to take your family to see the Boston Celtics play the Toronto Raptors at the T.D. Bank Garden?  

Here’s your chance!

MomsTEAM has four tickets to give away for the Celtics-Raptors game this coming Wednesday, March 26th, at 7:00 p.m. Just follow the rules at the end of this article to learn how to enter…

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While geared to sports medicine professionals, a new position statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (DiFiori JP, et al. 2014) provides helpful guidance to sports parents on the causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of burnout in youth athletes.

Response to chronic stress

Burnout is considered a response by a young athlete to chronic stress in which he or she ceases to participate in a previously enjoyable activity, withdrawing from the sport because they perceive it is not possible to meet the physical and psychological demands of the sport…

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