Of all the questions I’m asked when I do sports parenting presentations, the one topic that far surpasses everything else is: as a sports parent, what’s the best way to approach my kid’s coach about…..(fill in the rest of the question here: playing time, position, being made .... More »
Does your child to do skill or strength training outside of practice? If so, this is a great way for you to help and spend time with her. I’ve researched the best selling skill and strength training tools on Amazon for youth athletes. Look over these ten with your athlete and decide toget.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Backwards running can be used in training, with several benefits.
Forces across the kneecap are reduced compared to forward running, this backwards running can b.... More »
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 »
A new study published in the Journal of Physiology and then written about by The New York Times is making waves for its intriguing look at the human mind and exercise. In which, the researchers injected a group of male rats with a substance that helps understand the effects of exercise on the brai.... More »
As you prepare for the upcoming Little League, Cal Ripken, youth baseball, travel team, or rec ball, here are some basic tips every parent and coach should keep in mind at all times:
BASEBALL IS THE TOUGHEST SKILL GAME TO PLAY
You have to learn how to throw. How to catch. How to field. How to hit. How to learn the rules…
Like most successful teen athletes, Christina Gordon felt like an unbreakable, invincible force for much of her youth. Standing head and shoulders above her peers in terms of talent, she dominated the highest levels of youth soccer and caught the attention of college recruiters around the country with her impressive athleticism, inspired play and leadership qualities…