I want to talk about the age-old concern about getting cut from a team. I want you to consider this potentially life-changing event from the vantage point of the coach, from that of the athlete, and from the perspective of the parent as well.
As long as there has been competitive sports and teams, t.... More »
Coaches, you have a captive audience every season that you decide to take on the challenge of turning a group of individuals into a team. Your players are captive because in order to make the team, and in order to play, they must listen to you and do as you instruct. As a coach, this could be...Re.... More »
Do Parents Expect Athlete to Not Make Mistakes?
Do your sports kids struggle with their composure or game after making mistakes? We receive this question a lot:
A coach asks:
“I coach a U16 girls team, and I find that while they are great athletically, they tend to fold under pressure and cru.... More »
How Parents Can Help Kids Stay in Sports
More then 70 percent of children drop out of organized sports by the time they are 15.
As sports parents, it’s up to you to try to keep sports as fun and stress-free as possible to avoid having kids drop out.
The number one reason your kids will quit sport.... More »
Do Sports Help Self-Esteem?
A sports parent writes:
“My 12-year-old has always had low-self confidence and low self-esteem. My hope was that a competitive sport (baseball for us) could help him develop these but so far results (four years into the mission) are negative to neutral at best. How do .... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Part of the reason for rules in sports is to help ensure the safety of the athletes playing the sport
It’s estimated that perhaps 10% of the injuries in youth and high school sports are the direct result of fouls or other illegal activity…
Impress Your Youth Sports Coach in 5 Steps If your child is in a fight for playing time during youth sports and feels as if the coach hasn’t noticed her yet, it’s time to learn the art of getting on the coach’s radar. This is an important tactic if your child wants more playing time, hopes […]
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