There are more children ages 6 to 17 dropping out of youth sports than ever before. The number one stated reason for this, whether for boys or girls, is because it’s not fun anymore. When asked why it’s...
As fall sports begin in earnest this weekend, I am often asked if head protection can prevent a concussion while engaged in play. Since most fall sports head protection-related questions are directed at football and soccer, we will deal primarily with these two sports.
Many sports medicine providers agree that intense training and practice is needed to achieve an 'elite' status in that sport. So the question remains, at what age should such training begin? Dr. Hong offers some evidence to help find an answer.
When helping your kids make the important decision whether to play a sport year-round, be careful not to over-generalize.
Youth sports remain a great place for children to learn life skills such as goal setting, dealing with frustration, discipline, and teamwork. But that doesn't mean they will have a positive experience.
Doctors and therapists working with teenage student-athletes learn to play many roles during physical rehabilitation.
Though snow covers the ground and temperatures dip below freezing, make no mistake, spring and baseball are just around the corner! It behooves any committed ballplayer, young and old alike, to begin the appropriate preseason conditioning.
A lot of people think that track and field is a sport that is solely based on God-given speed, endurance, and strength when compared to more 'complex' sports. However, it is exactly the opposite.
Sports seem to saturate our lives. In fact, it’s hard to go through a day without reading, hearing or seeing something about sports. Studies show that there are over 45 million young athletes in the United States participating in a broad range of sports activities.
Yet with this increased participation...
In the 80s and 90s, most sports were played in a particular season. Soccer and football were in the fall, basketball and wrestling were in the winter, and baseball/softball were played in the spring. But specializing in one sport could put your child at a higher risk for overuse injuries.
It turns out those responsible for torturing us with that phrase the majority of our childhood might have been on to something after all.
There's a simply way you can improve your ability to perform when it's crunch time -- and all you have to do is make a fist.