Remember all those wonderful platitudes that we sports parents like to point to as to why it’s a positive life experience for our kids to play HS sports?
You know what I mean – all the intangibles that coaches and we like to point to? Playing competitive sports leads to better sportsmans.... More »
In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about how to overcome being intimidated by competitors. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcas.... More »
“No one is loved as much as you by the people. Don’t waste that power.” This is a quote from the movie Lincoln. It was spoken by Mary Todd Lincoln to her husband Abraham Lincoln. That’s a huge statement and reflected how much of an impact Lincoln had on our country.
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By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
There’s a common belief that running leads eventually to arthritis in the hips or knees but evidence shows that runners have no increased risk for arthritis and i.... More »
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Tyler Kepner’s tribute to Tony Gwynn in the New York Times is worth your time because it’s a great piece, full of great stories about a great player who, by all accounts including Kepner’s, was a wonderful person as well.
But since I’m talking about it you’ve probably guessed already that I think there’s something in it that us scribbling types can make use of…
As parents, we seek to develop positive character qualities in our kids. It’s usually easier said than done, but it is always worth the effort. You may be familiar with The Marshmallow Test for kids, but take a minute to watch this short video that shows a series of kids facing the difficult task of exerting self-discipline and delaying gratification…
Over two years ago I sent an open letter and proposals to the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) regarding hit limits in football. Some took this as a “candy ass” approach and one that was not needed. I disagreed with that assessment, in fact, I felt that what I wrote at the time was proactive […]
“With self-discipline most anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt
From a parenting perspective, it is very important to counteract what our children are exposed to with lessons of exerting will over want. Recently my daughter made a promise to not eat any meat for a period of five weeks…