When Can I Return To Sports After ACL Surgery? + MORE

When Can I Return To Sports After ACL Surgery? + MORE

6 Memories You Absolutely Must Make With Your Athlete Before He Quits Playing Sports

Part of the fun in youth sports is all the memories you will make with your athlete. You’ll have lots to reminisce and laugh about when your kids are older. After 22 years of being a sports mom, there’s some specific memories that stand out. Can I encourage you to look beyond the usual .... More »
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6 Tips for Raising Independent Children

As parents, it feels good—great even —when our kids NEED us. When they turn to us for guidance, affection, even that peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Those are all good things. We do have to remind ourselves, however, our long-term parenting goal is to guide our kids from being totally depen.... More »
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Parents Who Have Different Objectives for Their Young Athletes + MORE

Helping Sports Parents Get on The Same Page With Athletes A sports parent asks: “I would like to know how to face the challenge of competing parent interests. My x-husband and I seem to want very different things from our children’s experience with sports.” Parents who communicate dif.... More »

CoachUp Coach Antwon Hicks to run at the Rio Olympics

CoachUp Coach Antwon Hicks to run at the Rio Olympics (Shoutout to Making of Champions for their awesome photo + video!) CoachUp is excited to announce that Antwon Hicks, a member of our family and exceptional CoachUp Coach, has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Hicks, who will be competing in th.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: What’s the Key Ingredient for Young Athletes Today?

 Advice From the Pros to Parents and Coaches By Doug Abrams In the Sun Herald late last month, writer Patrick Ochs reported on a talk that former all-star outfielder Darryl Strawberry delivered in Biloxi, Mississippi. Reflecting on his 17 seasons in Major League Baseball, Strawberry spoke about you.... More »
national youth football tournaments 1444156281 1420991758 When Can I Return To Sports After ACL Surgery? + 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

We’ve written previously about the timing of ACL surgery for high school age athletes, and in the post one of us (Dr…

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Bleacher Report has maintained a blacklist of clichés to avoid since 2012. The Quality Control team, using a combination of analytics and human judgment, has revised and expanded the list. These are the words and phrases that editors will zap from copy every time.
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All right, we won’t do that thing of using a bunch of clichés in this blog post about clichés…

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One of the country’s latest and greatest obsessions to hit the sports training market is the desire to constantly consume protein bars. These protein bars are hailed as not only a weight loss tool, but as something that will help you get bigger and stronger in no time. However, as Kelly Rodgers Victor points out on her blog, Kale and Kant, protein bars can actually cause more harm than good…

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Parenting Tips for the Sidelines

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The Huffington Post shared an article entitled, “10 Tips for Soccer Parents on the Sidelines.” Bruce Reyes-Chow, a pastor, parent and writer, says one of the top parenting tips to remember is to cheer, not coach. Bruce stresses that your child probably won’t hear what you yell during the game either way, but if they do, you want the message to be overwhelmingly positive and cheerful! He suggested cheering not only for your child but for their teammates – and even the opposing team when they make a nice play…

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