The upcoming Winter Olympic Games – which get going in Beijing in February – will showcase some of the world’s greatest athletes delivering performances we’ll remember forever.
We all have our stories about the time we’ve spent, the miles we driven, the BP (batting practice for non-baseball fans) we’ve thrown with our athletic kids. Myself, through a quick calculation, I’ve thrown roughly 75K pitches in the last 4 years alone to my 11-year-old son. I’ve caught another…
If your young student athlete is showing talent and enthusiasm for a specific sport, it is very tempting to go “all-in” on the one sport as soon as possible, especially if there are aspirations to play in college and professionally. Parents are faced with many opportunities and decisions on how to help…
Now, as a sports podiatrist, of course I’m prejudiced, but the fact is that strengthening your kid’s feet and ankles is one of the smartest things you can do as a sports parent. So is working on balance. It doesn’t matter what sport, what level or age. The 2 very important goals for all parents and coaches…
Always on. Always connected. Always in the spotlight. Social media has benefits for athletes, but also creates a new level of pressure. For many sport parents, getting media coverage was fun back in your day. It meant getting your name in the local paper when you played well.
In our modern, tech-infused society, it seems like children are practically born with a smartphone in their hands. How many of us have seen toddlers sitting in their strollers casually tapping and swiping on their parents’ digital devices like pros? How many tweens are walking around with their own smartphones?
As winter training slowly comes to an end, athletes eagerly await the start of a new season. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the sport of baseball. The “Boys of Summer” are once again ready to set new records, and, hopefully, replace any previous disappointments with cheers and thrills.
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Summer 2021 is heating up with the excitement of returning to sports. While it can be a truly exhilarating time, it can also spell disaster for those who are not prepared for the summer heat and humidity.
A Word From the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (nata.org)
If you or your child is involved in sports, either recreationally or competitively, or you are just an avid baseball fan, you are probably familiar with the term “rotator cuff.” This term is usually associated with an injury that is keeping an athlete out of the game. Athletes can drastically reduce the likelihood of suffering a rotator cuff injury with some very simple steps in the offseason through proper training and then managing the stress placed on the rotator cuff during the season.
By Jay Vincent