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

Winning the Race to the Right Finish Line in Youth Sports + MORE
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Start ACL Injury Prevention Programs When The Players Are Young

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The FIFA 11 injury prevention warmup program has been proven effective in reducing lower extremity injury rates in soccer players Pre-adolescent and adolescent fema.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Talking Lacrosse with Matt Madalon, Princeton Head Coach Men’s Program

I was delighted I could arrange an interview with Matt Madalon on my show today. We all know that lacrosse has become one of the most popular sports with kids today, but having a chance to chat with Matt was personally rewarding for me. That’s because I hadn’t seen Matt since he and my s.... More »
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How to Help Athletes Who Stop Trying or Give Up

Is Your Young Athlete a Perfectionist? A young athlete asks: “I’m 14 years old and have been playing tennis since I was 5. But 2 years ago I started to go to an academy. And at the same time I started to play tournaments. One of my coaches calls me a bull because I’m always so stu.... More »
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What to Say to Sports Kids After a Game + MORE

Communicating With Sports Kids After Games Sports parents often ask how to best communicate with their sports children after a game. This is a critical question; the messages that parents give their sports kids after a game can do wonders for their self-esteem and confidence, or on the contrary, do.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: How Do You Explain “Tanking” to Kids? + MORE

I suspect that these kinds of conversations will become more common in the next few years: “Coach, the best team in the tournament is in our bracket. But if we somehow figure out a way to lose our next game, we will then go into the loser’s bracket… and then we can bypass playing the top s.... 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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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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