Sports Parents, What will it be? You have a choice to make that will greatly impact your child’s youth sports journey. In fact, I’d venture to say that this choice will have the greatest influence on you as a sports parent and on your child. Perhaps you think that I’m going to tal.... More »
Got a child who is a perfectionist? Who comes home too hard on him or herself after making mistakes in a game or practice? Who always focuses on what went wrong instead of what went right? Is your child struggling with being too hard on him or herself? Are you at a loss to know...Read More
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Have you ever stopped to think how words of encouragement for kids help them thrive in school and life?
Positive words from parents, teachers, and mentors are a rich source of internal motivation and guidance to children and teens. Often, kids recall your words inside themselves for many years.
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Building Confidence in Youth Sports
A sports parent asks:
“I hear that it’s important to help kids set goals in sports. I’m not at all sure about how to go about this. Do you have any advice?”
Goal setting is essential in and out of sports.
A 1979 Harvard study illuminated this by t.... More »
Encouraging Leadership Skills in Youth Sports
Leadership skills are essential for sports kids who want to become more valuable to their teams.
Here’s the good news: Becoming a leader is a straightforward process that requires the same commitment and dedication your kids would give to their jump s.... More »
Maureen Monte is the author of the incredible book Destination Unstoppable: The Journey of No Teammate Left Behind, one of our favorite books of 2016. She was also a participant in our first ever Way of Champions Conference in 2016, and will be joining us again in Princeton NJ June 2-4 for our next event…
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Some abnormal movement patterns, particularly with poor landing mechanics from jumping will lead to an increased risk for an ACL tear
Video and forceplate movement analysis systems are available that are very good at screening for these abnormal movement patterns but require the athlete to go to a specialized facility for testing
Smartphone and Kinect based systems are under development and offer possibilities for portability and lower cost…