For parents like me trying to make sense of today’s youth sports landscape, there is a steady stream of new influences and impacts to consider when signing your child up for the next season. We are inundated with information about the risks of contact and non-contact sports such as football, lacr.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Snowboarders tend to get more ankle injuries than skiers, and skiers tend to get more knee injuries than snowboarders
The “snowboarder’s fracture” is uniqu.... More »
PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNTS TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON
By Steve Kallas
In July 2016, the National Federation of State High School Associations (“NFHS”) announced that, beginning with the 2017 spring baseball season, each state member would have to institute a pitch count rule for high sch.... More »
The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent Amidst all the crazy, loud, pushy, and hovering adults are a select group of leaders minding their own business as they focus on being great youth sports parents. These parents may not get noticed much, but that doesn’t stop their efforts b.... More »
When looking to buy your child youth sports cleats, the choices are many. And the hours you can spend that you really don’t have can quickly add up as you tried to shop around and choose. One good way to determine what’s the best choice is to see what others have bought. Usually if they..... More »
Training and practice are 90% physical, 10% mental. But during a performance or game-time when it really counts, that ratio gets flipped, and 90% of your success depends on your mental strength and concentration.
What does this mean?
To become a champion you must train like one. Of course that means doing whatever it takes physically to get yourself to the next level…
Two weeks ago, in the NY Times, sportswriter Jere Longman looked at the IMG Academy HS football program in depth. Started just a couple of years ago, the IMG administration is very upfront about their approach: in short, they are recruiting nationally (except Florida) for the very best HS football players in the country…
After the game, when the lights are out, the gym doors are closed, who is your child? Do you know someone in youth sports who is making youth sports a positive experience for kids? If you’ve already nominated someone, they are still eligible for the October award. If you haven’t, nominate them now!
Related StoriesAnd the First Positive Youth Sports Award Goes to……
We’re back for another edition of Weekend Fun, so if you don’t have plans yet, we’ll help make them for you! On top of our favorite activity of the week, we’ve included some of the hottest sports tilts of the weekend as well. That way, once you’re exhausted from all your exercise during the day, you’ll know what CoachUp’s thinks you need to watch at night — who do you think will win?
Unfortunately for us up in the Northeast, we’re slowly seeing those nice, warm outdoor days slip away — so make sure you take advantage of this weekend and get active! This time, our Weekend Fun is FootGolf — yes, you read that correctly…