COPING WITH ADVERSITY: The Long and “Short” of Jose Altuve

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: The Long and “Short” of Jose Altuve

The Fencing Response + MORE

Originally posted January 7, 2011 this was one of the first places to examine and educate people about the Fencing Response, since that time this post has been viewed nearly 50,000 times. This is a great resource. ========== The fencing response is an unnatural position of the arms following a concu.... More »
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Bad Behavior Causes Injuries + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Part of the reason for rules in sports is to help ensure the safety of the athletes playing the sport It’s estimated that perhaps 10% of the injuries in youth .... More »
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ABUSIVE COACHES: “Steph Curry….Stay Away from My Students!” + MORE

Sometimes, a teacher means well, but the words they choose unfortunately just don’t come out the right way. And because of that, I’m going to give Matt Amaral, a teacher at Mount Eden HS in Hayward, CA, a break on this. Let me explain why. Back in May, Amaral wrote a letter to NBA MVP St.... More »
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Sleep - The Next Best Thing To Practice

As usual, Mom was right.  Her advice to get to bed early is being confirmed by human performance researchers, sleep specialists and sports medicine doctors. Kids, especially young athletes, need more sleep.  While common sense tells us that a lack of shut-eye will cause children to be grum.... More »
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Teaching Kids That The “Doer Makes Mistakes” + MORE

A dad writes us saying that his son, a gifted athlete, has begun playing it safe since he became a high school player. He plays to avoid making mistakes. “I can’t figure out how to get into his head and undo whatever is keeping him from crossing this mental boundary,” the dad says. This da.... More »
Allow me to digress for a moment, but I just have to mention what a thrill I get every time I see Jose Altuve play for the Houston Astros – and especially this past week in Major League Baseball’s All-Star game.
If you don’t know who he is – and that’s possible since he plays for a team which has been rebuilding for the last few years – just know this about Jose:  He’s from Venezuela and he stands 5-5 and weighs 155 pounds…

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