Helping Sports Kids Overcome Pregame Anxiety
Just before a game, your kids may say they’re feeling jittery and will look distracted, over-excited and tense. They may have sweaty palms and a pounding heart.
In many cases, such feelings are pregame jitters or “butterflies” that actually.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
More than a third of young athletes treated for concussions at a Texas sports clinic went back into the game after their injury despite safety recommendations
Wh.... More »
By Taayoo A. Murray
In the Caribbean, there is an expression, "Seven brothers, seven different minds". As parents, we often try to fit our children into molds. The belief is that if we know where they fit, we can better parent them.
As a mom of boys with two distinctly different pe.... More »
On last Sunday’s radio show, I asked whether the time has finally come to seriously think about walking away from traditional HS varsity sports programs.
I asked that question because so many talented and gifted coaches have become tired and worn out by the endless number of sports parents who con.... More »
Many athletes like to pride themselves on being “tough” and pushing themselves to the limits. They are hyper-focused on their goals and apply all their energy towards the big game, race, or performance coming up in the near future or the end of the season. They wake up early to work out, put i.... 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 […