ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Latest Update from Australia + MORE

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Latest Update from Australia + MORE

How to Be an Athlete-Oriented Coach + MORE

I’ve written about the topic of good coaching vs. bad coaching many times in my career, and it always amazes me how much of a chord this strikes in the hearts of athletes, parents, and coaches alike. There are a lot of great coaches out there, but there are also many who just don’t know how to.... More »

Dr. V writer Caleb Hannan talks about the mistakes he, Grantland made + MORE

Caleb Hannan, who wrote the controversial Grantland story Dr. V’s Magical Putter in January 2014, has spoken about it for the first time. His big takeaway: He should have stopped and thought about what he was doing. That sounds obvious, and it might even sound like I’m being sarcastic by.... More »
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Using Painkillers To Play

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol or ibuprofen are commonly used to reduce pain and soreness from mild sports injuries. It’s okay for young a.... More »

An Interview with Sue Bird, All-American at UConn and WNBA Superstar + MORE

I had the opportunity to interview Sue on my show this AM, and I jumped at it. Lots of questions for her, but most of all, how and why is Geno Auriemma, the long-time head coach at UConn women’s basketball, so successful year after year. As you may know, UConn just won its 11 NCAA championship.... More »

5 Sports Parenting Principles to Raise Your Athlete On

These 5 sports parenting principles can change your child’s youth sports journey–and yours. Do you ever feel like you are parenting in the dark, groping through the darkness of the unknown and barely seeing one step ahead? You question your decisions, doubt your parenting strategy and wo.... More »
How do you raise a champion? Last year I watched a show about Olympic parents. I wondered, would they all be hard-driving parents?  Were they super competitive? What did they do to help their child achieve championship status? Their answers were not really what I’d expected, but they most definitely made me smile…

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More About Australia’s Ugly Parent Syndrome: Post-Game “Debriefing”
By Doug Abrams
 Australians have a label for the negative influence of some adults in that nation’s youth sports leagues. Aussies call it the “ugly parent syndrome.” Most often, the label describes acts of parental violence, particularly acts that are serious enough to reach the headlines…

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