CLUB TEAMS: Are They Really the Future of Youth Sports in the US?
No mom or dad that I know really wants to be known as a PUSHY sports parent. But at the same time, parents sometimes let their “encouragement” turn into pushiness, without realizing it or even wanting it. Sometimes parental pushiness is blatant; you see it come out as parents coach their.... More »
It’s a topic that constantly needs to be addressed, and the calls came pouring in on this AM’s Sports Edge show. In short, what can be done – if anything – to try and reduce the friction between involved sports parents and the HS varsity coaches. Most of the time, the issue b.... More »
Helping Kids Experience The Benefits of Youth Sports “If your overriding goal for youth sports is a Division I scholarship, you need to rethink your priorities,” said Larry Stone, a sports parent for 27 years in a recent column that appeared in the Seattle Times. “First of all, it.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A “shoulder separation” is a different injury than a shoulder dislocation The shoulder separation involves a sprain to the ligaments of a joint at the poin.... More »
Watching high school sportsmanship on display can make nearly anyone a sports fan. There is a reason why fans are mesmerized by the world of sports. What makes sports so enchanting and so absorbing is not just the wins and losses, but also the how players play the game. That was on vivid display at .... 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 going to change in the next 10 to 15 years…