ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Growing Shortage of Sports Officials + MORE

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Growing Shortage of Sports Officials + MORE
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The Hottest Team in the NFL: The Vikings + MORE

With a 5 & 0 record, a sensational new stadium and a new quarterback leading the charge, the Vikings are the talk of the NFL. With Sunday’s dominating performance over the Houston Texans, and previous wins over the Carolina Panthers and arch nemesis the Green Bay Packers, the Vikes have establ.... More »
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5 Players to Watch in the 2016-2017 NFL Season + MORE

5 Players to Watch in the 2016-2017 NFL Season With the NFL season quickly approaching again, there are many questions left to ask — decidedly, however, none of those include the 5 Super Bowl Contenders or 3 Reasons Why The Broncos Won’t Repeat. Why? Well, it’s simple: nobody.... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: New Study Targets Long-Range Effects on 6-12 Year-Olds

This past week, new research out of Boston University revealed that kids under the age of 12 who play tackle football have a tendency in later life to develop  behavioral, cognitive and depression issues. Now, we have heard endlessly in recent years about the dangers of concussions from playing tac.... More »
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How Parents Can Encourage Kids Without Pressure

How to Avoid Pressuring Young Athletes A sports parent asks: “When should children be encouraged to push through the hard times and when is it okay for them to just take a break?” At a certain point in your children’s athletic careers, all parents must ask themselves this questionR.... More »
How are you at making good parenting habits that stick? Many are full of good intentions when they set out to establish new habits. Kinda like making new year’s resolutions. Whether you are trying to establish good habits in your sports parenting, in your job, at home. Or maybe you’re trying to help your child…

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 How Referee Shortages Threaten Player Safety
 By Doug Abrams
On March 27, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer published a thoughtful article by Tim Stevens, “Abusive Fans Make It Tougher to Recruit High School Sports Refs.” The article led with this troublesome forecast: “Irate high school sports fans …

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The “female athlete triad” is a medical condition composed of eating disorder, irregular menstrual periods, and low bone density
Girls in sports in which there is pressure to conform to a certain body image are particularly at risk, such as gymnastics, figure skating, dance, and distance running
Treatment often involves many different types of healthcare providers
I will look for the female athlete triad for any girl who comes to the office with a stress fracture

Last weekend I was with a friend watching his daughter in a NorCal Premier State Cup soccer match on a beautiful spring afternoon…

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Sports Parents Who Pressure Their Kids

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In “Mental Training Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about sports parents who pressure their kids. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr…

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One of the biggest distractions to an athlete during a youth sports game has to be the observing parents — to be more specific, it’s often his or her own parents. Be warned: your child knows your voice in the crowd and he is very aware of your words or actions. Let’s put the shoe on […] The post 5 Ways You Might Be Embarrassing Your Child During Youth Sports appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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