How to Avoid Pressuring Young Athletes
A sports parent asks:
“When should children be encouraged to push through the hard times and when is it okay for them to just take a break?”
At a certain point in your children’s athletic careers, all parents must ask themselves this questionR.... More »
As we approach the latter half of August, it’s ironic that as Little League Baseball from Williamsport becomes more and more popular each year on ESPN, the sad truth is that youth leagues all over continue to lose players.
For years, it was thought that many American kids were just opting for .... More »
Do Parents Expect Athlete to Not Make Mistakes?
Do your sports kids struggle with their composure or game after making mistakes? We receive this question a lot:
A coach asks:
“I coach a U16 girls team, and I find that while they are great athletically, they tend to fold under pressure and cru.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
A new technique pioneered by Boston orthopedic surgeon Dr. Martha Murray carries the promise of harnessing the body’s ability to heal a torn ACL through a mini.... More »
Please forgive me if I have the word evacuate on my mind; I’ve been hearing it a lot lately here in Southwest Florida. When to evacuate has been a huge topic of discussion ever since we got wind of Hurricane Irma’s coming. Did you evacuate? Where did you evacuate to? How long were yo.... More »
In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about helping your athlete embrace mental training. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.
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One of the realities that too many sports parents either don’t recognize or refuse to acknowledge is the impact that adolescence and physical maturity have on young athletes. It’s almost as though parents seemingly forget that all sorts of changes can occur to kids once they enter into their teenage years – and in more and more cases, it seems that the physical growth spurt of young athletes can last into their late teens and even early twenties…
The sad fact is that many children lose their love for sports because of their parents. One study shows that 45% of children, ages 8-16 blame their parents’ bad behavior for not wanting to participate in sports. What does this mean to you? Simply this: Your attitude and behavior can determine whether or not your…