Childhood trauma often occurs from distressing events or relationships that exceed a young person’s ability to understand or process a traumatic experience. Most of us link trauma with tragedies like mass shootings, rape, accidents, war, or natural disasters. But childhood trauma is also associate.... More »
Now that you’ve heard from some of our coaches, it’s time to get the scoop from some of our active parents as well! All things considered, this is valuable information for all parties, even us! For any coaches that may be reading this interview, you’ve now received a direct line to.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Today’s post is purely my opinion, with some observations on parental influence in teenage athletics.
Towards the end of the school year, we gather with the Athletic Traine.... More »
Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure
Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon.
“The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... More »
Another Reminder About How Referee Shortages Can Threaten Youth Leaguers’ Safety
By Doug Abrams
Late last month, The Daily News (Longview, WA) published a thoughtful youth sports article by Jason Leskiw, “Officials Shortage Widespread Problem With No Solution Yet in Sight.” Prominent among the.... 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.
Here’s the question Dr…
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…