6 Unrealistic Expectations Sports Parents Place on Young Athletes + MORE

6 Unrealistic Expectations Sports Parents Place on Young Athletes + MORE
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What Does Your Child’s VICTORY Look Like? + MORE

Sometimes there is victory in just finishing. When I talk in this video about working through the pain, I’m also referring to the emotional stress. Sometimes that hurts more than the physical.          Related StoriesWhy Keeping the Fun in Youth Sports .... More »

5 Essential Ingredients for a Winning Team + MORE

Is your child on a winning team? Although youth sports should not be solely fixated winning games, it should be focused on building a winning culture. There is a difference between the two: a team that is obsessed with only winning games will do whatever it takes to make that happen, regardless of h.... More »
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The Top 20 things you need to know to enjoy NASCAR + MORE

There are definitely some things you need to know in order to enjoy NASCAR racing. As a lifetime fan and writer, I can help you wade through some of the great unknowns of a niche sport that has legions of followers and is not only fan-friendly, but also family-friendly. Here’s a quick primer on th.... More »

A Thank You to All the Fathers in CoachUp Nation

A Thank You to All the Fathers in CoachUp Nation Last month, we detailed our favorite and most unique Mother’s Day gift ideas, but now it’s time to shine a light on the second half of your dynamic duo: the father. To many young athletes, their father is ultimately one of their first coac.... More »
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Elbow “Tommy John” Surgery: Are You Better Than Before Surgery? + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: A common myth is that Tommy John surgery will actually make the elbow better than a “normal” elbow- this is not true But results from surgery on a torn .... 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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