Will We Need To Rethink Tackle Football For 12-Year-Olds? + MORE

Will We Need To Rethink Tackle Football For 12-Year-Olds? + MORE

What Jacoby Brissett’s success tells us about being prepared + MORE

What Jacoby Brissett’s success tells us about being prepared One injury is all it takes — just one.  The loss of a player for the season on any team could even happen in an event off the field. Shoot, the 48-hour stomach flu has made its mark in crucial moments throughout sports —.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: New Study Suggests Fewer Kids Are Playing Sports

A new study was just released this past week which  suggests that fewer kids between the ages of 6-12 are participating in sports. In fact, the number of kids playing organized team sports has dropped by a stunning 8 percent over the last decade. Now, if this is really true, that is quite a drop of.... More »

SmartTeams™ Talk: Individualized Return To Learn Approach Needed, Says Pieroth + MORE

Return to learn is just as important as return to play, says Neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy.D, Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program of NorthShore Medical Group and consultant to the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox and Fire. Need to assess the child's individual symp.... More »

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Here’s a Plan to Help Keep Your Child From Quitting Sports + MORE

It all starts out so innocent and fun, doesn’t it? What happens? How can we keep kids from quitting youth sports? Learn more about how you can keep your child playing and having fun in youth sports!         Related StoriesHow to Make This the Best Year of Y.... More »
national youth football tournaments 1422979084 1955970320 Will We Need To Rethink Tackle Football For 12 Year Olds? + MORENo one likes to lose. But everyone has to do it now and then, some more than others. Losing is simply part of life. Set the example by showing your kids how it’s done, and hopefully they will follow your lead.

Thank the coaches and refs for their work. The game’s outcome doesn’t matter; the refs and coaches did their job and gave their best effort…

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What happens when coaches are the ones who cause the drama? They quit, or one gets fired, or they fight within themselves? I talk on this week’s video on the best way for you to handle that.     It’s coming February 18! Are you Signed Up? Are You Frustrated with the Politics of Youth…

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A recently published scientific study showed that retired NFL players who started playing tackle football before age 12 scored substantially worse on tests of brain function than other players who started after age 12
Both groups scored worse than the average person
This study is important because it does not focus on concussion, it looks at the age at which the player started taking day to day contact in football

A scientific article was published on January 28, 2015 in the journal Neurology that will add to our discussion about the appropriate age to introduce tackling in youth football…

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The American Society of Magazine Editors and Columbia Journalism School handed out the National Magazine Awards Monday night in New York.
As with any awards, it’s hardly a slam dunk that the winners were the most deserving. But it’s a good bet that the winners make up a reading list of top-notch magazine writing…

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