Do Your Kids Excel In Practice Then Freeze Up During Games? + MORE

Do Your Kids Excel In Practice Then Freeze Up During Games? + MORE

ABUSIVE COACHES: The Ongoing Issue of Entitlement with Volunteer Coaches + MORE

Entitlement is another one of those relatively new concepts in youth sports that really didn’t exist when most of today’s sports parents were growing up. Like the concept of travel teams, or burnout, or repetitive use injuries, coaching entitlement is one of those  issues that has sprung up.... More »

6 Things Great Sports Parents Know and Do for their Kids

This post is sponsored by Ertheo, an organization that helps parents find opportunities to help their children grow, focusing on great summer camp experiences.   There are millions of sports parents in the world today, but how many of could actually be described as great sports parents?  .... More »
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Knee Cap Instability: Surgery Or Rehab?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Knee cap instability is common in young athletes, especially in girls who participate in jumping, cutting, or pivoting sports Most mild instability issues and fi.... More »

Seven Tips For Healthy Weight Gain + MORE

  "No matter what I eat, I can't seem to gain weight..." "What about those weight gain powders ... do they work?" "How much more protein should I eat to help me bulk up?"  Although two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, a handful of skinny peopl.... More »
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The Importance of Understanding Injury in Females + MORE

Since the majority of our sports-driven medias are centered around males, it’s typically a safe assumption that they find themselves injured more than the female gender. However, did you know that it’s actually woman that are more likely to sustain a common sports injury? Dr. Robert Shme.... More »
 
“He saved me,” said thirteen-year-old Gracie Johnson, after her parents, sister, and two cousins were tragically killed in a rock slide. She was speaking about her dad, Dwayne Johnson. The family had gone for a hike along the Agnes Vaille Falls trail in Buena Vista, Colorado. Recent rainfall had made areas of the mountains unstable…

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Your child’s coach has graciously volunteered his or her time and energy to help give your child an opportunity to play sports. This is not a sacrifice you should take for granted. That being said, coaches often have quirks, and sometimes they just do things differently than you would. I can say this because I…

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kids football tournaments 1417728466 321992275 Do Your Kids Excel In Practice Then Freeze Up During Games? + MORELisa Cohn here to tell you: We are seeing more and more perfectionist athletes today.
And that’s good news and bad news when it comes to sports.
For example, my 6-year-old son loves to practice, but freezes up during games.
If asked why, most athletes say things like, “I’m worried I may do something wrong…

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Neeru Jayanthi, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Medical Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, says three studies of college athletes shows that they don’t specialize earlier or more than those who don’t play sports in college, that they played multiple sports, even in high school, and that the biggest predictor of whether a youth athlete will play sports in college is whether they have a first degree relative (i…

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Neeru Jayanthi, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Medical Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, says research shows that there is only one sport, gymnastics, in which early intensive training/specialization before the age of 12 is necessary for success at the elite level.

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