Help Kids Improve Their Focus Before Competition

Help Kids Improve Their Focus Before Competition
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The World’s Most Watched Sports Physicals

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The real purpose of the NFL Combine is to do preparticipation physical exams on the athletes entering the NFL draft Will Sam Darnold throw? Apparently not. Will a .... More »
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Women At Higher Concussion Risk Than Males

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published study confirms suspicions that female athletes are more likely to sustain a concussion than males Average return to play times for males and.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: More on Coping with Parental Expectations + MORE

A couple of weeks ago, we really zeroed in on what –in my opinion — I consider to be at the true epicenter of all the conflicts and friction these days between Sports Parents and HS coaches. More specifically, the issue of Parental Expectations for their kids in sports. The response to t.... More »

Can Youth Sports be Both Fun and Competitive?

I got an email from a distraught parent the other day. She described a scene where the coach was screaming at the girls after a loss. She was beside herself at how the coach treated the girls. He was demeaning, he was loud and scary, and he had lost perspective on the age he was The post Can Youth S.... More »
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How to Raise Socially Responsible Girls

A Guest Post from Katie Hurley, LCSW A thirteen-year-old girl comes to me week after week with a litany of complaints about social media. She doesn’t like the way her friends act on Instagram. She doesn’t like it when people unfollow her because they’re mad about something, .... More »
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Just before kids compete, they need to focus as much as possible on what’s happening right now, not on the past or future.
They will do better if they can avoid focusing on common distractions–what others think of them, the score, the win, or past mistakes…

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