As sports parents, we worry so much about our kids learning the correct physical technique or mechanics in their sports…but about their mental approach?
For example, what should you say to your youngster if they’re getting visibly nervous or moody before a game?
Is it okay if they develop c.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Sledding is a fun winter activity that can be enjoyed even by the youngest kids
Sledding is generally very safe but a surprising number of serious injuries do oc.... More »
One of the basic fundamentals that all coaches embrace – whether at the youth, travel, or HS level – is that a coach has to give feedback to one’s athletes.
Problem is, it’s rare for a coach to be trained at any level on how to do this. In short, it’s just sort of ̶.... More »
Please excuse the shakiness of this video, but I made it last weekend as I drove across the country from Florida to Oregon with my son, helping him move to a new location. He’s a great young man, I believe in him, he’s strong and he will do well. But it sucks that it’s so very...R.... More »
When Coaches’ Misconduct Disrupts Post-Game Handshake Lines
By Doug Abrams
Late last month, the Omaha World-Herald reported that police ticketed a 52-year-old coach for suspected assault and battery on a 10-year-old opponent as the teams traded high-fives in the post-game handshake line after a fl.... More »
Ever sat in the stands and heard sports parents make some pretty ridiculous comments? I asked parents to share stupid things that they’ve heard sports parents say before, during or after a game and these are the responses I got: The other team must be paying off the umpire. How much do we have to pay…
Empowering Your Child to be Capable & Self-Sufficient
Fellow parents… raise your hand if you ever feel the overwhelming sense of irritation when your child asks you (maybe for the fifteenth time) to do something he or she can totally do for themselves. Is your hand up in the air? Take comfort – you’re not alone!
All families deal with helplessness from time to time…
I am very excited to inform you and implore you to attend this first of its kind conference. Katherine Snedaker – a good friend and ally – along with her planning committee have done a wonderful job of creating a… Continue reading →