How did your child’s youth sports coach respond the last time you went to him or her with a problem? Coaches may nod their heads and smile, but there’s always a chance that they are only hearing you, and not really listening. Coaches hear every parent that confronts them, but there is a .... More »
John Cena is known as one of the two greatest WWE athletes of all times. With 25 championships and 16 world champion reigns, there is only one more player in the spot who has equaled his feat. He has been more than a wrestler, a movie star, a rapper and a reality show host. He […]
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By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
eSports are rising rapidly in participation, viewership, and money flow
Gamers are prone to overuse injuries of the upper extremity due to long hours of practice.... More »
Building Confidence in Youth Sports
A sports parent asks:
“I hear that it’s important to help kids set goals in sports. I’m not at all sure about how to go about this. Do you have any advice?”
Goal setting is essential in and out of sports.
A 1979 Harvard study illuminated this by t.... More »
Meals and snacking patterns have changed over the past 40 years. You have undoubtedly noticed that many of us are eating fewer calories from meals and more calories from snacks. As a result, I get questions from both athletes and non-athletes alike about how to best fuel their bodies: Shou.... More »
Parenting a teen athlete is a different world from parenting a little leaguer or a pee-wee player. Things rise: the costs, the stakes, the competition, the drama, and your sacrifices. Your kids are growing up and changing right before your eyes, but the problem is that as kids mature, many parents stay the same…
I gets lots of queries all the time when it comes to the arcane world of college recruiting, and one question comes up all the time:
How can a college coach offer an athletic scholarship to a kid in 8th or 9th grade — is that offer really legit,or just some sort of publicity stunt? And in addition to that first question, others follow right away:
1 – Can the athlete count on that scholarship money being there when they graduate HS?
2- What happens if that college coach who made the offer has since moved on, or has been fired? Is the university and the subsequent new coach on the hook for the scholarship for the kid?
3 – And what about the athlete? Suppose they change their mind about going to that college which offered the scholarship……
Your ability to focus on what’s important and let go of everything else is absolutely essential to reaching your potential as an athlete. If you concentrate on the wrong things at the wrong time, you’ll never perform to your true potential!
Concentration is one of the KEY mental skills responsible for athletic excellence…