At a time when football players and fans are experiencing more division, Eagles’ defensive lineman Chris Long has set a new example. Long is donating his 2017 base salary to specific educational institutions – a total of 16 paychecks. The money will donate educational organizations focused o.... More »
By Amol Saxena, DPM
Podiatric Surgeon, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto California
Consulting Physician, USA Track and Field
The term “Turf toe” originally was used to describe injuries of the big toe joint sustained by American football players on artificial turf in the 1970s. The.... More »
What kind of financial sacrifices are you making for your kid’s sports to pursue their dreams at playing at a higher level? In the article Behind every Olympian is a financial sacrifice, the evidence is clear: Behind every athlete who makes it to the next level, is some sort of financial sac.... More »
I’ve given this a great deal of thought, and of all the crucial issues confronting youth and amateur sports, I think the growing concern of coping with unrealistic parental expectations may be at the very epicenter of all the problems that coaches and parents face today.
Yes, of course, issues.... More »
“Oh, what fun” … queue the holidays. ‘Tis the season to be thankful – right? Yes.
But raise your hand if you’ve ever cringed at the “how do I tackle my kid’s holiday wish list” scenario it invokes! We’re all in, right?
We’re all on board with the holiday tradition of saying what we’re grateful for around the family table, yet we wonder how we’ll get through the “I wants” and “I gotta haves” that the holiday season inevitably brings…
What Should Sports Parents NOT Do?
Sports parents can inadvertently undermine their kids’ mental game. You might not be aware of the ways you hurt your athletes confidence and composure…
Here are five ways:
1. Yelling directions and “coaching” from the sidelines.
This is damaging for many reasons…