Pregame Mental Preparation For Young Athletes
Just before a game or competition, kids need to be as mentally ready as possible.
However, it’s hard to do this when kids feel anxious, distracted, worried or tense about what’s about to happen.
This can undermine kids’ performance and con.... More »
You may have seen a recent post by a dad, Bert Fulks entitled X-Plan: Giving Your Kids a Way Out. The article recently went viral, and for
good reason. In it, Bert shared a powerful strategy that helped his children safely remove themselves from situations that were dangerous or uncomfortable.... 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 »
There was a time in which baseball scouts and associate scouts (aka “bird dogs”) were found everywhere at amateur games. High school games, college, summer leagues, Babe Ruth games, you name it.
If a young man had a big game at the plate or on the mound, chances were good that somebody r.... More »
Written by Ben Nadeau, Daniel McGuinness, Danny Moon, and Terrell Brown Today, Copa America Centenario kicks off all across America, starting with the USMNT facing off against Colombia, one of the world’s best. In most years, Copa America is a tournament typically held every four years between.... More »
Brent McFarlane, noted Canadian hurdle and sprint coach, wrote one of the best books on hurdling, The Science of Hurdling, which unfortunately is out of print. The last time I read it I had to use the interlibrary loan system to find a copy.
But fortunately for us, Brent made a brief pitch in it for visualization, a mental skill easily used in sport, and other psychological skills needed by athletes on page 239 of his book…
Twins… double the love, the fun, and the joy! But sometimes twins can be double the trouble – or at least that’s how it feels when sibling competition kicks into high gear and you’re trying to manage the chaos in “stereo.” And it’s not just twins. Parents with siblings close in age can experience the same frustration…
I have covered a lot of unusual developments in amateur sports over the years, but this one really made me sit back and think.
Suppose I told you that in the state of NJ, there are a bunch of talented HS basketball players who decided to transfer from their current HS to a different school district, then enroll in that school, and then play on the basketball team right away…