HELPING COACHES DO THE RIGHT THING
Dev K. Mishra, M.D. Founder, Sideline Sports Doc
Injuries in youth sports are bound to happen. About 5.5 million injuries require medical care for young athletes each year in the U.S.
The problem is that many coaches are not properly trained to make the right decision on the field. The result is that each year up to 2 million young athletes are sent back in to play before they are ready, turning a mild injury into something that can result in weeks or months of lost playing time.
In my own sports medicine practice I?m likely to see one injury each week that could have been much less severe if the athlete did not prematurely return to play.
I created Sideline Sports Doc as a resource for coaches and parents, so they can help their young athletes avoid unnecessary injury.
“When an athlete?s health and well-being are on the line, you owe it to your players and yourself to know what to do. In only 60 minutes, Sideline Sports Doc will equip you with the knowledge to handle any common situation.”
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
It?s the second half of a soccer game that your team has well in hand. One of your substitutes accidentally collides with a member of the opposing team, and suffers a blow to the head. He appears a bit dazed, but springs back to his feet moments later.
He usually doesn?t get much playing time and is pleading with you to let him continue playing?
Should he be benched or allowed to continue playing?
Discover what you need to know to make the right decision…