Developing Mentally Tough Athletes + MORE

Developing Mentally Tough Athletes + MORE

Sports Parenting Reality Check: It’s OK if Your Child Doesn’t Go Pro

Sports parenting sometimes requires an honest reality check. Every parent wants their child to have success. But success doesn’t look the same for every athlete and it certainly doesn’t mean that your child is going to play in the pros, or even in college. This post is an excerpt from my.... More »
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Performance is a Behavior, NOT an Outcome! + MORE

Last week I received the following email (edited for anonymity). We get calls and emails like this quite often from amazing, passionate coaches who are trying to make a difference. Take a read: Dear John, I’m currently a head football coach…I took over the program last January after bein.... More »
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Running Backwards Could Help Your Game + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: 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 »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: New Study Targets Long-Range Effects on 6-12 Year-Olds

This past week, new research out of Boston University revealed that kids under the age of 12 who play tackle football have a tendency in later life to develop  behavioral, cognitive and depression issues. Now, we have heard endlessly in recent years about the dangers of concussions from playing tac.... More »

4 Important Things Your Child’s Youth Sports Coach Wants You To Know

Have you ever asked your child’s coach how you can best help him or her do their job?  Last month, I shared in a video that parents and coaches have a disconnect and that communication is a must if they are to work together to give kids a positive youth sports experience. In order to...Read .... More »

Why Coaches Play Favorites

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Do coaches play favorites? My friend and coach James Leath, who was my most recent podcast guest, says that yes they do. Take a few minutes to read this post. It explains what he–and I would venture to say most coaches–look for in players and why they choose certain kids to be on the starting roster…

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