Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad + MORE

Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad + MORE

Coach Spotlight Series: Vincent Licursi + MORE

We’re back! Coach Vincent had a ton of wonderful things to say about baseball, effort, and improvement, so we’ll keep our introduction to a minimum this week. As always, try to take some of the wisdom and suggestions from Coach Vincent going forward — it doesn’t matter if you.... More »

How to Treat Your Middle School Athlete Like He Should Be Treated

As with every stage of parenting–from sleepless nights to potty training, all the way to setting curfews and paying college bills–there are adjustments you make in how you care for, discipline and relate to your child. And so it is in youth sports. You will not, and should not, treat t-.... More »

Tom Brady Worries About Youth Sports Intensity

Despite winning four Superbowls in the ultra-competitive NFL, Tom Brady, now the father of three pre-teens, believes that youth sports have gotten too intense. According to Brady on his weekly radio spot with WEEI, playing sports used to be far simpler when he grew up. Brady spoke candidly about hi.... More »
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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Pace The Sidelines During Youth Sports + MORE

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Pace The Sidelines During Youth Sports Parents, it’s time to have a seat, most preferably in the bleachers or a chair. We promise, this is something you need to hear: pacing the sidelines and instructing your child during youth sports is not going to help them p.... More »
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Why Young Athletes Give Up + MORE

Perfectionism In Young Athletes We recently received a note from a parent about how her 10-year-old’s high expectations lead her to give up when faced with adversity. This is common when a child, like this softball player, has achieved success. She has pitched many perfect games, including at sta.... More »
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Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Tampa, FL
 
Amol Saxena, DPM
Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Palo Alto, CA
Key Points:

A three phase treatment plan of reducing inflammation, massage and stretching, followed by strengthening can reliably get the runner back successfully

Last week we wrote about IT Band Syndrome in runners, including potential causes of the problem…

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COACHES – RELATIONSHIPS MOTIVATE!

– competitivedge.com

The heart of being a great coach lies in the relationships that you create and develop with each and every one of your athletes. RELATIONSHIPS MOTIVATE. It’s WHO you are and HOW you are with your players that dramatically affects their love of the game, how hard they work, how much they learn from you and ultimately, how well they perform for you…

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youth football tournaments 1413957856 440486379 Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad + MORE“I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.”
– Michael Phelps, 18-time Olympic gold medalist
Whether you’re looking to make the team, compete at the State Championship, or gain a scholarship to a top swimming school, you are going to have to learn the proper techniques to make your swimming strokes efficient and subsequently fast…

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All three of my kids play youth sports throughout the course of the year. You will find me on the sidelines with a team shirt and whistle as one of the volunteer coaches. I am what you would call a sports dad. For roughly the last 10 years, since our daughter was four, I’ve been coaching my kids and their teammates…

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She had been struggling for months in her performance because she cared too much. She was conscientious, had a great attitude and was an extremely hard worker in practice. She just simply over-pressured herself at competitions to do better, and as a result, always got much too tight to perform her best…

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