A Guest Post from Katie Hurley, LCSW
A thirteen-year-old girl comes to me week after week with a litany of complaints about social media. She doesn’t like the
way her friends act on Instagram. She doesn’t like it when people unfollow her because they’re mad about something,
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How to Handle Bullying in Youth Sports
Parents, it’s easy to assume that bullying won’t strike your sports kids.
Truth is, bullying is rampant in youth sports today.
Kids bully each other and even coaches bully kids… Even parents bully each other!
The weaker players are not always the tar.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Proper football helmet fitting is a very important step in reducing risk of injuries such as concussions, facial lacerations, and facial fractures
Many high scho.... More »
Mental Game Coaching For Young Athletes
A sport parent asks:
“My son has been in a slump with all his baseball activities that he cannot seem to shake. He cannot communicate to us what he needs to help him and we don’t want him to fail even more. How do we help him understand?”
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Young Athletes And Pregame Mental Preparation
It’s so tempting, as parents, to give kids your top tips so they perform well in the game…
This is because we want so badly for our kids to perform well, stay focused, and be confident about their performance.
We can’t help but say things li.... More »
Ask a group of grade school students to name their favorite class and the overwhelming and immediate response is “recess!” Kids are not wired to sit still for hours focused on learning math equations or memorizing facts. They’re built to move and need the time in their day to unplug their brain and restart their legs…
There was so much feedback about the Bobby Petrino-themes show I did this AM on WFAN that I decided to reprint the highlights of my fantasy dialogue between Petrino and Tom Jurich, the athletic director at Louisville.
Let me give you a Fantasy job interview…now, play along with me for a few minutes and see if you get my drift…
This is a make-believe one-on-one conversation between Tom Jurich, the Director of Athletics at the University of Louisville, and a prospective head football coach…we’ll call him Robert…
Meet Coach Matt S! Coach Matt coaches soccer with CoachUp. He specializes in offensive soccer skills, footwork, and shooting and passing techniques, and he has experience playing soccer in a DI school.
Tell us about yourself:
I’ve played both school and club soccer since age 6 and I also played in various indoor leagues in the winter…