This is a given. If your son or daughter plays competitive sports, at some point in their career, they’re going to get hurt.
It might be an ankle sprain, a bump on the head, a jammed neck. Or it might be more serious, such as a sprained MCL, broken leg, etc.
The good news is that if your kid g.... More »
Regaining Confidence After Injury
A sports parent asks:
“How do my children stay motivated while coming back from a sports injury? They tend to play very conservatively and find it harder to work as hard or be as enthusiastic when coming back from such an injury.”
Often when your kids a.... More »
Considered as the best sibling pair in professional sports, both Venus and Serena Williams represent the epitome of professional tennis today. Their story from a simple life in Compton, California to tennis glory is a story of inspiration for everyone. The duo has won a total of 8 gold medals at the.... More »
Does your young athlete PAY ATTENTION? Kids have a knack for not paying attention. Whether in school, at practice, or at home, they often let their minds wander away from whatever it is they are supposed to be focused on. Maturity, however, will help them outgrow the tendency to be easily distrac.... More »
Remember all those wonderful platitudes that we sports parents like to point to as to why it’s a positive life experience for our kids to play HS sports?
You know what I mean – all the intangibles that coaches and we like to point to? Playing competitive sports leads to better sportsmans.... More »
The Korey Stringer Institute’s Douglas J. Casa, Ph.D., ATC argues that youth sports safety policies need to be developed and implemented by sports medicine professionals, not athletic administrators, notes that the level of risk of catastrophic sports injury unfortunately depends largely on how a state athletic association responds to the death of athletes in their states, some by enacting pro-active policies, some, unfortunately, by doing nothing, and views as "extremely positive" that a KSI survey reports certified athletic trainers now provide coverage to fully 85-90% of all high school athletes in the U…