By Hal Barnes
“So we beat on, boats against the current,
borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)
Of Rowing and the River
I came to rowing rather late in life. I’ve always been an eager participant in human powered travel. Cross country skii.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Part of the reason for rules in sports is to help ensure the safety of the athletes playing the sport
It’s estimated that perhaps 10% of the injuries in youth .... More »
A preparticipation sports physical (PPE) is designed to assess for conditions that put an athlete at risk for serious harm or even death. It also provides the opportunity to educate athletes, parents, and guardians about the risks and benefits of sports participation, and, since it is th.... More »
Even though adolescents spend less than 5 percent of their time at school engaging in physical activity, according to a new study, such time accounts for almost half of their overall exercise, and was still 20 minutes than the amount experts recommend.
Researchers looked at data from 549 healthy .... More »
Pregame Mental Preparation For Young Athletes
Just before a game or competition, kids need to be as mentally ready as possible.
However, it’s hard to do this when kids feel anxious, distracted, worried or tense about what’s about to happen.
This can undermine kids’ performance and con.... More »
As usual, Mom was right. Her advice to get to bed early is being confirmed by human performance researchers, sleep specialists and sports medicine doctors. Kids, especially young athletes, need more sleep. While common sense tells us that a lack of shut-eye will cause children to be grumpy from a lack of energy, new knowledge about the brain details how sleep affects not only their physiological functions but also their ability to learn new skills…
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech is one of the most famous speeches in American history and defining a moment in our country. This speech helped shape modern America. Just like our nation, we need something to define our place and set our sights on becoming better fathers…
It’s a topic that isn’t discussed, but whether we like it or not, we will all have to come to grips with it at some point.
In short, what does a sports parent do when a youngster’s sports career comes to an end?
For most athletes, that day will be the very last game that they play for their HS or travel team…