10 Youth Sports Travel Hacks for Parents + MORE

10 Youth Sports Travel Hacks for Parents + MORE
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When Can I Play Again: Hand Metacarpal Fracture + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Most hand metacarpal fractures in high school aged athletes can be treated in a cast, although in some instances surgery may be needed Cast treatment will typica.... More »
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun? A sport parent asks: “My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »
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Sports Parents: Do Your Kids Want Your Approval?

Pressure And Social Approval Often, young athletes worry too much about what teammates, parents, coaches and friends think about how they’re performing on the court, field or course. When they seek others’ approval of their performance and abilities, and then don’t do well, they can feel inad.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Should Varsity Letters Be Awards to HS Students Who Compete in Non-Athletic Pursuits?

On my WFAN radio show last Sunday we had a spirited discussion on whether videogames – or e-games as they are known – should be considered as a new kind of HS sport. Most of the debate centered on whether these very popular games should be classified as a sport…or simply as an activity. T.... More »
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PITCH COUNTS: Are They Really Working…or Resulting in Too Many HS Forfeits? + MORE

Now that we’re most than halfway through the HS baseball season, I thought it would be smart to review whether the state-by-state rules regarding pitch counts and limits are actually having a positive impact. And overall, I do think it’s very fair to say that the pitch count rules have – i.... More »
These travel hacks for youth sports parents provide shortcuts and ideas which will make the trip easier. With my daughter playing travel softball, my son playing travel basketball and my youngest playing travel volleyball and basketball, we traveled a lot for youth sports. We probably didn’t do everything right, but we managed and in the…

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Today marks a huge day in the evolution of the Changing the Game Project, as we launch the first three episodes of our brand new endeavor, the Way of Champions Podcast (click here to subscribe)! Our goal is to give parents, coaches, youth sports administrators, and athletes access to the top minds in coaching, talent
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Coaches Who Distract Young Athletes By Yelling
A sports parent asks:
“How do athletes handles coaches who are constantly yelling instructions? It appears that this distracts and confuses athletes more than it helps.”
The answer to this question depends in part on how old the athlete is…
Young players, in the 8- to 10-year-old range, often need to know where they should be positioned, and can benefit from instructions while they’re on the field…

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10 Youth Sports Travel Hacks for Parents + MORE

10 Youth Sports Travel Hacks for Parents + MORE

WOC #21 Nate Sanderson, Two-Time Iowa High School State Champion Basketball Coach, On The Art of Engaging Parents in a Winning Team Culture

If an athlete’s inner dialogue is made up of the voices they hear most often and most intensely in their daily lives, what are we as parents and coaches saying that can form a champion’s mind? Join us as we talk to Two-time Iowa High School State Basketball Championship winning coach, Nate Sande.... More »

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY SECRETS: What Sports Parents Need to Know

As sports parents, we worry so much about our kids learning the correct physical technique or mechanics in their sports…but about their mental approach? For example, what should you say to your youngster if they’re getting visibly nervous or moody before a game? Is it okay if they develop c.... More »

ACCOUNTABILITY: HS Athletes Who Put Integrity Ahead of Winning + MORE

“When No One Is Watching”: Two Stories of High School Athletes’ Integrity By Doug Abrams With national and international crises and discord dominating the news these days, it takes something special for a youth sports story to reach a major metropolitan newspaper’s editorial page. On June 2,.... More »

“10 Reasons My Dad is the Best Sports Dad Ever”

This post contains affiliate links which means I might get a commission if you click on any of the links on in this post and make a purchase after doing so.   Being a great sports dad has nothing to do with your athletic skills or your knowledge of the game. In fact, it actually has...Read.... More »
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Help Your Kids Avoid Sports Drop Out + MORE

How Parents Can Help Kids Stay in Sports More then 70 percent of children drop out of organized sports by the time they are 15. As sports parents, it’s up to you to try to keep sports as fun and stress-free as possible to avoid having kids drop out. The number one reason your kids will quit sport.... More »
These travel hacks for youth sports parents provide shortcuts and ideas which will make the trip easier. With my daughter playing travel softball, my son playing travel basketball and my youngest playing travel volleyball and basketball, we traveled a lot for youth sports. We probably didn’t do everything right, but we managed and in the…

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Today marks a huge day in the evolution of the Changing the Game Project, as we launch the first three episodes of our brand new endeavor, the Way of Champions Podcast (click here to subscribe)! Our goal is to give parents, coaches, youth sports administrators, and athletes access to the top minds in coaching, talent
The post Episode #1 of the Way of Champions Podcast with 36x NCAA Champion Dr…

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youth sports 1491581639 1290532311 10 Youth Sports Travel Hacks for Parents + MORE
Coaches Who Distract Young Athletes By Yelling
A sports parent asks:
“How do athletes handles coaches who are constantly yelling instructions? It appears that this distracts and confuses athletes more than it helps.”
The answer to this question depends in part on how old the athlete is…
Young players, in the 8- to 10-year-old range, often need to know where they should be positioned, and can benefit from instructions while they’re on the field…

Continue Reading On youthsportspsychology.com »