Help Your Child Win the Head Games in Youth Sports + MORE

Help Your Child Win the Head Games in Youth Sports + MORE
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How to Stop Procrastinating? Draw on Your Personal Strengths!

Parents who would like to help their children learn how to stop procrastinating and start achieving their greatest goals are invited to share this article with them, and chat about it, too. It’s written to help children and teens understand and manage their avoidance behaviors. Hopefully it will .... More »
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The Shortest Workout Part 2: Blood Flow Restriction Exercise + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training involves use of KAATSU bands or pressure cuffs to temporarily restrict blood flow during resistance exercises This type of tra.... More »
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UNICEF UK Names MomsTEAM Institute Pioneer Organization For U.S. Implementation of Int'l Safeguards for Children In Sport + MORE

            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONCORD, MA, January 13, 2015  MomsTEAM Institute, a leading youth sports safety advocacy, education and watchdog non-profit organization, has been named as a "pioneer organization" to implement the In.... More »

Top Performing 2015-2016 NFL Teams + MORE

Top Performing 2015-2016 NFL Teams The 2015-16 NFL season is underway, and (with 11 weeks under the belt) enough time has passed to draw some conclusions about standings. There’s been a number of memorable games, including the victory of the Cincinnati Bengals over the Seattle Seahawks (27-24). Th.... More »

COLLEGE RECRUITING: How to Prevent Your Athlete Making a Bad Choice of College

I have long subscribed to a theory – and I will tell you up front I have no numbers or research to prove this – so it’s just a hunch – but over the years, I have witnessed too many top HS athletes go on to college with huge sports expectations….only to become disillusioned when they ar.... More »
Mark Merrill, the president of Family First and All Pro Dad, is launching a podcast! He’s been the voice of the Family Minute for over twenty years (a 60 second radio feature played on over 300 stations around the nation). Mark felt it was time to dive deeper into topics that can’t be covered in a minute…

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flag football tournament 1391570553 1450733780 Help Your Child Win the Head Games in Youth Sports + MOREYou’ve probably heard coaches and athletes say that sports is much more of a mental game than physical. The mental game includes the ability to focus, move past mistakes, and persist through adversity.
After raising three kids who played sports through college, I’d add that the mental game also includes “head games” played by coaches or teammates…

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youth flag football tournaments 1391570549 1657878566 Help Your Child Win the Head Games in Youth Sports + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Much has been written about the trend towards earlier and earlier recruitment of young athletes for college sports programs.  This trend is especially pronounced on the girls’/women’s side of the equation, with recruitment for sports such as soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey beginning in the 7th grade resulting in formal offers and required commitments in 8th grade…

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So you want to be a sportswriter. You might want to read two interesting takes on the sportswriting life, one of which almost has the first sentence of this post as its headline.
First, longtime New York Times scribe Gerald Eskenazi’s “Pity the sportswriter” in the Columbia Journalism Review argues that “being a sportswriter is one of the hardest—if not the trickiest—jobs in journalism…

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Those of us who have been through the youth sports “system” over the years (close to 30 years as a sports “parent” in my case) know one thing: whether your child loves—or hates—the experience will have a lot to do with the coach.There’s no question that we, as parents, also contribute significantly to either the joy or misery that our kids will experience in youth sports…

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