Communicating With Sports Kids After Mistakes
A sports parent says:
“I feel I need assistance with what to say to kids after they have made a mistake…”
Learning to deal with mistakes is one of the most beneficial aspects of sports psychology, and will benefit your children through.... More »
In light of all the debate and feedback I received in recent weeks regarding the growing and game-changing impact that pay-for-play club teams are having on youth sports in this country, I thought we’d take a step ahead – and begin to think about what this will mean and how youth sports are go.... More »
Coaches and parents talk about the importance of being a team player, but what really does that mean? When my oldest daughter gave up gymnastics for softball, it was because she loved being on a team. She’s a social butterfly and loved the team interaction. But it wasn’t long before she .... More »
Back by popular demand!! A few years ago I created a fun printable sports journal page for girls to keep track of their workouts and practices. Recently I have had quite a few requests for the file again.
Download the free printable training journal page for girls (or anyone, really).
What you need.... More »
A week or so ago, there was an excellent in-depth article entitled EMPTY BASES in the March issue of NEW JERSEY Monthly Magazine (NJMonthly.com) that really deserves some discussion.
In short, the article focused on the growing and devastating impact that club teams are having on local youth and rec.... More »
Lessons for basketball coaches were on display last night during the Michigan vs. Villanova tilt. Villanova won the NCAA Championship Game in similar fashion to all of the games in the tournament – by double digits. A competitive, well-coached Michigan team had no answers for the Wildcats offensive and defensive play…
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Caffeine ingestion for sport performance is generally fine for adults and associated with performance benefits. Side effects must be closely monitored.
A large number of teenage athletes consume caffeine and other stimulants but the potential for more harm than good is substantial…