water

Water is everywhere – why every athlete (and non-athlete) should drink it! Water is precious, and water is essential for everybody’s well-being. Kids should not wait until they are thirsty to drink. The same goes for adults. You should have heard that we should all drink eight-ounce glasses of water every day! Players require more…

growth plates

Co-Director West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation Director, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Young athletes are either still growing or have only recently reached skeletal maturation. On average, females obtain their full height at age fourteen, and males at age sixteen. However, there is a wide range of skeletal maturation rates, and variations of a year or…

football season

Football steps into high gear: The Super Bowl is upon us. Millions of fans watch the last game on television, excited to see their stars score and find the way to glory. Every little boy in America dreams to be the next big NFL star. And as parents we want to support that dream, but…

New Year's Resolution

New Year’s Resolutions: Why Are They So Difficult To Keep? 2022! – Another year is upon us. New Year’s Resolutions are a big favorite for all of us on New Year’s Eve. This is the year to lose the extra weight, this is the year to finally get in shape, 2022 is the one where…

water

Holiday and Sports – often time they go hand in hand because we are at home with the family, and what better way to make room for the holiday feast than working out before sitting down with the fam. This blog is all about the importance of water while working out. Water is precious, and…

Jill Sleight

Jill Sleight receives Distinguished Service Award! Jill Sleight, our very own Executive Director and Co Founder of West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation (WCSMF) received a huge honor this week. She was presented with the CIF Southern Section or (CIFSS) Distinguished Service Award. The distinguished award was presented by Rob Wigod, CIF Southern Section Commissioner of Athletics….

overuse

To put overuse injuries into perspective, imagine you are painting a fence. It’s not a chore you do often, but in the spring you slap another coat on, repeating the brush strokes up and down, up and down, for the better part of the day. How does your shoulder feel the next day? A little…

football season

Football season at every High School in the US is about to start. And I am often asked if I would let my son play football. The number of times that I get asked this question has increased as the concerns about concussion has become a growing area of concern. I cringe when I hear…

winning

Winning or Losing: It’s all about life lessons Winning and losing is part of life. Playing sports is an emotional experience for kids. It builds character. Winning and losing teaches kids about the joy and disappointment in life. The parents of athletes should have good coping skills to handle this emotional roller coaster of kids’…

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