Do’s And Don’ts Of Supplements For Young Athletes + MORE

Do’s And Don’ts Of Supplements For Young Athletes + MORE

3 Ways to Deal With Young Athletes Who Complain and Whine

Do you often have to listen to young athletes who complain? As a parent, one of the most annoying moods to put up with is that of a whining child. It used to drive me crazy, but it’s the source of the whining that should be the most bothersome for parents. When your child whines,...Read M.... More »

How to Defeat Sports Parenting Anxiety + MORE

Do you ever suffer from sports parenting anxiety? Just about every sports parent feels it, the anxiousness in the pit of your stomach when you’re worried about your child. I’ve felt it many times in 22 years of sports parenting. There were times when my son was a senior quarterback that .... More »
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How to Get Kids Mentally Ready For Competing + MORE

Mental Preparation For Young Athletes A parent asks: “My child doesn’t seem as mentally ready as some of the other kids in his league. I need concrete ideas on what to say and do to help my child prepare for competition.” “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”.... More »

8 Reasons that Sports Parents Need a Coach

Everyone can use a good coach. Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen. Pete Carrol, head coach Seattle Seahawks. I love that this .... More »
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Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights + MORE

Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant. At first glance, it’s easy to see why Yao Ming made it to the NBA – he’s 7 feet 6 inches. But there have been a few 7 ft 6 in centers in the past and how many of them were 8-time All-Star and 5.... More »

New Book by Youth Sports Advocate–Bob Bigelow


I worked with Bob when I lived in the Boston area 2004-2014. He was doing LTAD before it was popular! Highly recommend his new ebook for any sport parent or youth sport coach/administrator.
Bob Bigelow, former college and NBA player, has advocated for youth sports reform for over 25 years, conducting hundreds of community talks, and making numerous conference and media appearances since 1990…

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youth sports 1467747639 1915108499 Do’s And Don’ts Of Supplements For Young Athletes + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Supplement use in high school aged athletes is very common, especially amongst male athletes
Whenever possible get your “supplement” from food first, for example, lean meats and tofu are excellent natural sources
If you do buy, get your supplements from a highly reputable manufacturer to avoid the chance that you are inadvertently consuming something that is banned or dangerous

Last week I wrote about painkillers and how to use them occasionally, as well as some cautions…

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