6 Unrealistic Expectations Sports Parents Place on Young Athletes + MORE

6 Unrealistic Expectations Sports Parents Place on Young Athletes + MORE

Self-Awareness in a World of Constant Chatter + MORE

Technology and self-awareness can seem incompatible. In fact, mobile devices often prevent us from seeing what’s right before our eyes. YouTube is filled with hilarious and sometimes scary videos of people unexpectedly falling into water fountains, walking into walls, or tripping off curbs. On a r.... More »
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Pitch Smart Recommendations for Youth Baseball

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Young pitchers are at risk for arm injuries due to a number of factors, and pitching while fatigued is perhaps the biggest risk for injury MLB’s Pitch Smart gu.... More »
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Snowboarding Ankle Injuries: The Snowboarder’s Fracture

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Snowboarders tend to get more ankle injuries than skiers, and skiers tend to get more knee injuries than snowboarders The “snowboarder’s fracture” is uniqu.... More »
 6 Unrealistic Expectations Sports Parents Place on Young Athletes + MORE

How I Changed from a Toxic Mom-Manager to an Encouraging Soul Builder + MORE

From New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Macy Stafford There was a time in my life when I barked orders more often than I spoke words of love … when I reacted to small everyday inconveniences as if they were major catastrophes … when normal human habits and quirks raised my blood pressure.... More »

The NFL and Dancing with the Stars + MORE

A few years ago, if I told you that Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, Steelers’ star receiver Antonio Brown and football legend Doug Flutie were going to be on a TV show together, you may have thought it would be some type of football documentary. Maybe something like an ESPN Sports Center analysis o.... More »
 
No words exist to adequately describe what a father goes through when he gets divorced. He loses a wife who he had intended to spend the rest of his life with. He also usually loses his legacy by being removed from his own children. He doesn’t have to. He can do as much as you can given his limitations…

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With football season in full swing, there’s no shortage of talk about young players – from high school down to the Pee Wee levels – suffering from concussions. Yet many parents may lack knowledge about this mild traumatic brain injury, according to two studies to be presented Friday, October 10, 2014 at a pre-conference symposium on pediatric sports medicine at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego…

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One of the biggest reasons for conflict in relationships is unmet expectations. And in youth sports, it is no different. Parents expect things from their kids who play sports, things that the child may not be ready or able to deliver. We should be hoping for the best for our kids. We should express our…

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Youth baseball has morphed into a year-round sport (particularly in warm weather climates), with some athletes playing on multiple teams in the same season. One result: an increasing number of pitchers sidelined with overuse injuries or needing surgery (e.g. Tommy John).
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“The Sounds of Silence”:
Why Adults Should Listen to What Players Do Not Say
By Doug Abrams
 
A few years ago, my 9-10-year-old squirt hockey team held a practice three days before we played in the state championship tournament’s final game. By rotating games all season, our two goalies had helped keep us in title contention…

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Ben Koo of Awful Announcing did some great detective work to clear the name of Joe Streater, whose name had been dragged into the history of the Boston College point-shaving scandal of 1978-79, despite Streater never having been implicated. In fact, as Koo points out, Streater wasn’t even a member of the 1978-79 BC team…

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