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 »
To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. What are sports parents biggest concerns? How does the job of parent and coach differ? What can coaches and parent do to get on the same page when it comes to youth sports? In this episode Emily Cohen from TeamSnap answers these questions and mo.... More »
I had the opportunity to interview Sue on my show this AM, and I jumped at it. Lots of questions for her, but most of all, how and why is Geno Auriemma, the long-time head coach at UConn women’s basketball, so successful year after year. As you may know, UConn just won its 11 NCAA championship.... More »
It’s Thanksgiving, one of my favorite days of the year. There’s nothing better than gathering together with loved ones for football, parades, and food. Soon the table will be set, the turkey will be dressed, and everyone will sit down together. In my house, we love to laugh. We th.... More »
A few days ago, Ken Belson of the NY Times did a probing feature about the continuing decline of HS football numbers in this country.
Ken happened to focus on Maplewood Richmond Heights HS, a HS school from the St. Louis suburban area, a public HS that just five years ago was competing for a Missour.... More »
Just a quick medical tip for those sports parents who have daughters who play sports.
According to a number of medical studies, female athletes suffer anywhere from 4 to 7 times more ACL tears than their male counterparts do. Many Moms and Dads aren’t aware of this painful reality, but it’s true…
It is the time of year for spring cleaning. For me I begin to think of our garage, which happens to be super cluttered, grimy, and just all-around dirty right now. There are storage boxes which need to be emptied or removed. Trips to the Goodwill are needed. The search for warm weather and outdoor equipment and toys is needed as well…
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University
I am frequently asked questions about resistance training (otherwise called “weight training”) for young athletes. Is it “right” or “wrong”? When is the right age to start? How can it be done safely? A recently published consensus statement in the British Journal of Sports Medicine from several highly renowned sports medicine professionals has detailed answers…
We’ve all been afraid of being that table in a restaurant. Aidan is more interested in playing musical chairs than sitting still in his. Josie refuses to use her inside voice. Luke and Lauren keep exchanging mac and cheese torpedoes across the table. Eating out with young kids doesn’t have to be a stressful battle royale – with some planning and practice, your family can enjoy peaceful meals out…
Communities make a positive difference for children and families when they connect around common values, form meaningful relationships with each other, and provide resources that help kids flourish in life.
We know this to be true, not just from the recent research published in the journal, Youth & Society, but because we know deep in our bones that the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is spot-on…
Today’s version of Our Changing World of Sports Media comes to you from spring training, where the Washington Nationals, unlike certain fellow citizens of our nation’s capital, have agreed to stop using drones.
Poynter’s Andrew Beaujon reports that the club had used a quadcopter to take aerial photos at its complex in Florida…