Every two years, we are in awe of Olympians and inevitably, we meet some Olympic parents and hear their stories of sacrifice and support. There was a time, however, when those Olympic parents were sports parents much like you are. I doubt that most of them really grasped that someday their children .... More »
Our next stop in the Coach Spotlight Series is Daniel Flores, one of our excellent baseball coaches in California! If that name sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve featured Coach Flores in one of our incredible success stories — if you need a refresher on that, you can find his vid.... More »
I’ve written about the topic of good coaching vs. bad coaching many times in my career, and it always amazes me how much of a chord this strikes in the hearts of athletes, parents, and coaches alike.
There are a lot of great coaches out there, but there are also many who just don’t know how to.... More »
Helping Sports Kids Overcome the Fear of Making Mistakes
A sports parent asks:
“My daughter is 13 years old and is currently playing basketball. She is very athletic and has natural abilities but just doesn’t know it or use it. Her confidence level is not there. She gets in a game and j.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
The symptoms after concussion could potentially be reduced or eliminated if proper treatment is started soon after diagnosis
The exact pathways that cause concus.... More »
Tired of reading about all that is wrong in youth sports? So are we! TeamSnap and I have teamed up for the Make It Right Campaign this fall to share stories with you of people who are doing what they can to Make It Right in youth sports. There are lots of folks out there who…Read More
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Happy Thanksgiving! Immediately after the holiday, I will be headed to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers. It is a true blessing to play in the NFL; however, one of the hardest parts is traveling away from my family. Several months ago, we went to West Virginia for training camp. We stayed at The Greenbrier resort…
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a short feature on the CBS Evening news about the Aliquippa PA HS football team, which is located in one of the old steel mill towns in PA. In truth, it’s a town which has fallen on hard times.
Their HS football team, however, remains a mainstay of town pride – in fact, I believe they haven’t lost a regular season game in 5 years…
Two blog posts have been getting heavy rotation in my social media feeds lately, both of them talking about the future in journalism. Before you run away, make sure you read that right: The future in journalism. Not the Future of Journalism, with capital letters. Nobody needs two more blog posts on that subject…