Whether you are a parent of a 5, 15, or 25-year-old, it’s always good to take a hard look at how you are doing at parenting. This year, I want to be sure that there are some things my kids really, really know, and in order for them to know these things, I will...Read More
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Over the last couple of weeks, Matt Stanmyre and his colleague Chris Baxter of NJAdvanceMedia (NJ.com) unleashed a series of investigative columns examining why so many hundreds of HS, college, and local park and rec fields — all covered with beautiful lush green artificial turf – is see.... More »
Coaches & Friends, Not Parents, Pressure Sports Kids, Says Study
The number of kids playing team sports is dropping quickly…
To understand the factors behind this drop off, Yellowbrick Treatment Program surveyed 1,000 Americans about pressure in youth sports, says Matt Zajechowski, senior.... More »
Every time you go to a sporting event to watch your child play, there’s a good chance that’ll feel a strange metamorphosis take place. In a way, it’s almost as if an alien takes over your body. Your calm gives way to crazy and you are not even sure how or why it happens. Why […]
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Have you figured out how to eat healthy when going to games and tournaments? Let’s be real. Life in busy sports families means that something has to give.What is that “something” for you? For many, mealtimes seem to suffer the most neglect. Travel teams and late afternoon or early.... More »
Just like that, we’re more than halfway through the 2015-2016 NBA season and the Golden State Warriors + Stephen Curry are atop the Western Conference. With the All-Star Break right around the corner, now is a good time to evaluate your progress, set new goals, and get hungry for success all over again…
Inspired by autistic student manager, Jason McElwain’s 20 points in 4 minutes of play at a high school basketball game, Sports Feel Good Stories was launched on February 2, 2009. Today, marks our 7th Anniversary. Yeah!
Lots has changed since our early days. From an audience of friends and family members to start, we’ve grown to 2…
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
A recent report called The Future of Sports sheds light on opinions from a group of futurists touching on many areas in the world of sports. While aimed principally at adults, the report also has several aspects that will affect the young athlete…
I previously looked at some new ideas about goal setting a few months ago and found some new thinking to add to it. If you are curious the previous blog on goal setting can be found here.
We are all familiar with SMART goal planning:
Specific–Is the goal defined and obvious enough?
Measurable–Is there a means of determining progress towards attaining the goal?
Action–What effort is required?
Realistic–Can the athlete achieve the goal? A future blog will look at stretch goals…