By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case o.... More »
“Call Me Brady,” “The Touchdown Factory,” and “The Brees Knees” are just a few clever fantasy football names you might encounter in your league. Why the fascination with naming fantasy football teams? Whereas the winners of your fantasy league are typically hardco.... More »
Sports parents, do you know what’s best for your athlete? If you’d asked me that question when I was raising three young athletes, I would have adamantly said YES. Of course I know what’s best for my children. I know them better than anyone; I understand their quirks, their weaknes.... More »
Do you have green spaces within walking, driving, or public transport distance from your home? If you’re looking for positive ways to feel connected as a family, it’s time to get yourselves and your kids outdoors—into green spaces, parks, beaches, forests, backyards, and neighborhoods!
The lat.... More »
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 »
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…