Helping Young Athletes Define Their Self-Concept
A sports parent asks:
“How do I help my child be more focused on his role on the team and not so worried about disappointing his teammates and others?”
It’s common for sports kids to worry about disappointing others. Kids often seek soc.... More »
This post is sponsored by Xeros Gear, creator of a bag that fights sports equipment odor. Learn more about their first bag, designed specifically for shin guards. Soccer was one of the several sports that my three kids all played at a young age. And even though my husband also played at a small co.... More »
In this era of highly competitive sports, more and more runners, cyclists, soccer players and other serious athletes are eagerly seeking information on how to fuel optimally. Performance nutrition is also of interest to Marines, special operations troops such as the Navy Sea, Air and Land .... More »
Brad stopped by his friend Steve’s house to drop off some tools he’d borrowed and to enjoy a brief visit. One of Steve’s kids was watching baseball in the kitchen. So they grabbed their coffee and moved into the family room—only to find Steve’s wife was watching a loud sitcom with t.... More »
How Your Athletes Benefit When You Support Their Coach
A parent asks a very thoughtful question: “What are the coaches thinking and how do I access this information, not to aide my child, but to become a better parent/coach/cheerleader/technician?”
Truth is, if you want to understand what your .... More »
An 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…
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…
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…
By 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…