SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Revisiting the Most Pressing Issues in Youth and Amateur Sports + MORE

Back in June of this year, I did a Sports Edge show in which I asked a fairly simple question about youth sports. And the response was so overwhelming that I promised myself that I would come back to revisit the topic soon. And today is that day. What was that question? What do you think is the bigg.... More »

Teaching Basketball and Life Lessons in India’s Slums

Steve Jobs once once concluded a short speech on the value of dreamers with the line, “…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do!” Pradyut Voleti, founder of Dribble Academy in Gejha village, India is one such dreamer. He star.... More »

5 Unique Gifts for Coaches This Holiday

Finding just the right gift for coaches is always a challenge. As a coach’s wife for 29 years, I think I saw just about every gift possible for a coach. But I decided to do a little digging and come up with some creative ideas. Here are 5 unique gifts for coaches (and volunteers) that...Read&#.... More »
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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes + MORE

Superheroes are defined as “benevolent fictional characters with superhuman powers, such as Superman.” Well, maybe it’s time to expand that definition to include non-fictional folks, and specifically, Shavarsh Karapetyan. Here is Karapetyan’s story. The world has seen many gr.... More »
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Can A Basketball Warmup Program Prevent Basketball Injuries?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Specific basketball warmup programs focusing on balance and agility show reductions in lower extremity injury rates These warmup programs are attractive because .... 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…

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national youth football championships 1454508356 172434865 7TH ANNIVERSARY SALE + MOREInspired 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…

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The Future Of Sports: The Young Athlete

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 1454508353 600610914 7TH ANNIVERSARY SALE + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

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…

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Goal Setting Part Two

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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…

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