ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Visiting the Sins of the Parents on Their Child + MORE

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Visiting the Sins of the Parents on Their Child + MORE

Social media and mobile: How people get their news and what they do with it + MORE

Two quick notes on how people get their news and how they share it. Pew Research Center recently wrote about some of its findings around How social media is reshaping news: The ever-growing digital native news world now boasts about 5,000 digital news sector jobs, according to our recent calculation.... More »

One Good Reason For Quitting Youth Sports + MORE

Quitting youth sports is not something I would usually go around recommending because I love it so much and believe it can teach kids so much, but there’s an exception to every rule and here’s one reason why I’d advise it for your child. If your child is not growing in o confidence.... More »


A lot of coaches regularly employ punishment as a "teaching" tool with their athletes and teams. If the team/athlete fails to execute well, makes a lot of mistakes or loses, the coach punishes them with more physically brutal practices, extra trainings and usually extra, long hard conditioning.  I.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: TIME Magazine Cover Story Reveals Youth Sports is a $15 Billion Industry

Hard to believe, but true. I grew up during a time when youth sports were not influenced by parents, travel teams, elite camps, the college recruiting of middle school kids, and so on. When you went outside to play with your friends, you found an empty field or sandlot, put down markers for boundari.... More »

Sports Psychology Secrets: Taking a Moment to Reflect on Serena Williams’ Meltdown at the US Open

Like millions of sports viewers worldwide, I happened to tune into the finals of the women’s tennis championship at the US Open yesterday – and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. If you haven’t seen the video by now (although I assume if you follow sports, you probably hav.... More »
 1398208797 1535202383 ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Visiting the Sins of the Parents on Their Child + MOREAn informed sports parents is ready to make the most of his child’s youth sports experience. He’s ready to support, encourage, volunteer, and guide his young athlete through the ups and downs of the upcoming season.
If you know the answers to these 6 questions before your child starts the season, then you are an informed and prepared sports parent…

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                 Disciplining Violent Youth Sports Parents
                                      By Doug Abrams
Earlier this month, Hockey Winnipeg banned a mother and father from watching their eight-year-old son’s hockey games for three years…

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Randy Bennett of the University of Florida writes in the Huffington Post that “the future of media and journalism is really bright.” He reached that conclusion after he “attended two disparate conferences that shunned hype and hyperbole (and despair), and provided a decidedly forward-looking and practical perspective…

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Many people honor today as Earth Day in an effort to raise awareness and appreciation for our natural environment.  Unfortunately, Earth Day can end up becoming a political hot potato and polarizing folks with a lot of finger-pointing.
In an effort to alleviate some of that stress, perhaps we can just think of today as Creation Day?  A special time set aside to appreciate the stunning beauty of this planet God has created and what role we have in caring for it…

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kids football tournaments 1398208792 369170409 ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Visiting the Sins of the Parents on Their Child + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University
This month we’ll be starting collaboration with a great company called CaptainU. We’ll feature CaptainU podcasts periodically, on fitness and performance issues of importance to young athletes…

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