Lisa Cohn here from The Ultimate Sports Parent. Just yesterday, my 7-year-old told me he didn’t want to go to gymnastics. He said he didn’t like doing the warm-up exercises and wasn’t going to go any more.
But I know he loves his gymnastics class…
I had a few options here. One, tell him.... More »
Basketball season is here for many of you? Are you ready? Here’s some things you must bring to the game if you want to make it a great season: It’s Your Last Chance! Nominate a coach, volunteer, or parent for the November Positive Youth Sports Award! Take just a minute and nominate someo.... More »
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Brian Cole, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Head Team Physician, Chicago Bulls (NBA)
Tal David, M.D.
Synergy Specialists Medical.... More »
Finding just the right gift for coaches is always a challenge. As a coach’s wife for 29 years, I think I saw just about every gift possible for a coach. But I decided to do a little digging and come up with some creative ideas. Here are 5 unique gifts for coaches (and volunteers) that...Read.... More »
Game-Fixing and Youth Coaching Ethics
By Doug Abrams
Under the headline, “Two Youth Teams Apparently Fixed a Match At a Tournament,” Fox Soccer writer Alex Dowd described a U-18 girls game played on July 28 at the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas. He reported that the two .... More »
Okay, in this day and age of “instant replay” and “upon further review,” we’ve become accustomed – even expectant – to seeing critically important calls in a game being overturned. And for the most part, we as sports fans understand if a ref’s call may have been decided wrongly…
Every day the limits of the human body and being pushed. From sport science to nutrition, and from psychology to neuroscience, elite athletes are being trained differently, and are pushing the boundaries of performance. In his fantastic new book Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes–and What We Can […