Winning the Race to the Right Finish Line in Youth Sports + MORE

Winning the Race to the Right Finish Line in Youth Sports + MORE

COLLEGE RECRUITING: How to Prevent Your Athlete Making a Bad Choice of College

I have long subscribed to a theory – and I will tell you up front I have no numbers or research to prove this – so it’s just a hunch – but over the years, I have witnessed too many top HS athletes go on to college with huge sports expectations….only to become disillusioned when they ar.... More »

What Olympic Parents Want to Tell Sports Parents

Every two years, we are in awe of Olympians and inevitably, we meet some Olympic parents and hear their stories of sacrifice and support. There was a time, however, when those Olympic parents were sports parents much like you are. I doubt that most of them really grasped that someday their children .... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: HS Baseball Team Wins Game 82-0 + MORE

Well, this is just wrong. Numerous reports surfaced over the last couple of days where a HS varsity baseball team defeated an opponent 82-0. Here are the details. Old Rochester HS of Massachusetts wanted to add an extra game or two to its spring schedule, and their coach, Steve Carvalho, looked arou.... More »

Understanding the 2018 World Cup + MORE

The 2018 World Cup is upon us. Every four years the world’s 32 best national soccer teams gather for a tourney that captures global attention like no other event. 2018 FIFA World Cup Guide The Super Bowl and NBA finals are fine American traditions whose worldwide popularity pales in comparison. Th.... More »
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How Proper Gear Boosts Confidence When Coming Back From An Injury

Helping Sports Kids Feel Confidence Again After Injury Coming back from an injury can be one of the toughest mental obstacles for athletes at all stages. Tracy McGrady, seven- time NBA all-star, spent eight straight seasons scoring more than 24 points per game before fading out in a flash after arth.... More »
Kevin McLaughlin, USA Hockey’s Director of Youth Hockey Development, was not looking forward to opening his email in January 2009. He knew it was going to be full of angry posts. He knew he and his colleagues at USA Hockey would be accused of destroying the game and taking the toughness out of the sport…

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kids football tournaments 1516810467 370753616 Winning the Race to the Right Finish Line in Youth Sports + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

An athlete’s natural sleep/wake cycle has a major effect on performance
Early risers tend to perform at their best about 6 hours after waking; late risers tend to perform at their best about 11 hours after waking
If you need to perform at your peak and are traveling through different time zones, coordinating and getting your body used to a new sleep/wake cycle will have a significant effect on your performance
Try to get to your new destination several days in advance, or if you can’t do that try to stay as close to your normal time zone on that first day

Most teenagers don’t get enough sleep…

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