10 Ways to Divorce Proof Your Marriage + MORE

10 Ways to Divorce Proof Your Marriage + MORE

6 Signs You’re Micromanaging Your Athlete + MORE

6 Signs You’re Micromanaging Your Athlete Simply put, no one likes to work for a micromanaging boss. It suffocates and aggravates us, while also keeping us from taking risks. Your young athlete feels that same way when you micromanage as a sports parent. Perhaps you are not even aware of your.... More »
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The Psychology Of Words And The Young Athlete + MORE

Ken TaylorYoung athletes live in a pretty strange world. So many adults saying things to them but no one really communicating. Its hard enough for them to decipher one adult's vague instructions but then have to blend the mixed messages of parents and coaches.  Ken Taylor, former NFL cornerback.... More »
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When Kids Play Better in Practice Than Games

 Helping Sports Kids Take Confidence to Games A sports parent asks: “My child is consistently amazing in practice, his coach tells me he’s one of the best practice players on the team, but he freezes up when game time comes! What can I do to help this?” When kids under perform in comp.... More »
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What to do When Your Athletes Are Benched

Helping Young Athletes Rebuild Confidence One parent asks: “My child was recently demoted out of the starting lineup on his basketball team and has been having troubles playing ever since. What can I do to help him get back in the starting lineup?” Demotions of any kind can undermine ki.... More »

I Love WATCHING You Play! + MORE

By James Leath “STOP LOOKING AT YOUR PHONE!” yells Tasha, a point guard on the 6th grade YMCA basketball team I was coaching. Immediately, I smile and start to explain to her that I forgot my watch and I needed to make sure we were on schedule. Tasha rolled her eyes, clearly unimpressed .... More »
Navigating youth sports politics is messy business. Start with these three words…   If You Are You Frustrated with the Politics of Youth Sports, don’t miss my live webinar, February 18, 1 pm EST.  Last Day for my early bird price of $10! Navigating the Politics of Youth Sports The issue of politics in youth…

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In a report from the National Survey of Families and Households, 5,232 married adults were interviewed and 1,315 said they were “unhappily married.” Five years later, the same adults who said they were unhappily married, some of whom had divorced and some of whom had stayed married, were interviewed again…

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Supplement use is common amongst high school athletes
Supplements such as creatine and protein powder have good safety profiles for use in teenagers
You must purchase from a very high quality manufacturer otherwise you risk having banned substances or dangerous substances in your supplement mix

This week, I had a number of parents enquire about the safety of various supplements their high school aged sons were considering using to prepare for spring and summer football practices…

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Felix Salmon of Fusion set off a little journalism nerdworld firestorm yesterday with his letter “To all the young journalists asking for advice.”
Salmon’s message was dark, as hinted at by the story graphic, a photo illustration that featured the words “We won’t pay you” superimposed onto newspapers:

I’m sure that many people have told you this already, but take it from me as well: journalism is a dumb career move…

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