Here’s the Guidelines for Taking Risks in Youth Sports + MORE

Here’s the Guidelines for Taking Risks in Youth Sports + MORE
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Helping Young Athletes Perform Well in Tryouts

How to Show Composure, Not Perfection in Tryouts A sports parent says: “My Bantam AAA hockey player is in the mist of tryouts and is having stumbling blocks in his tryouts over hitting and performing during the tryout games. He is just not performing at his best and is getting very stressed. .... More »
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Using Painkillers To Play

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol or ibuprofen are commonly used to reduce pain and soreness from mild sports injuries. It’s okay for young a.... More »
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4 Ways to Raise an Empathy Rich Child + MORE

Guest Post by Katie Hurley, LCSW Six months ago, I took my eight-year-old daughter on a road trip to San Francisco. It was her first trip to the area and she researched the city to find the best spots to visit. The list was long and we didn’t stand a chance of completing it in two days, but she.... More »

TRENDS: More on the Next Generation of Sports Parents

I had no idea that last Sunday’s “Sports Edge” show on what the Next Generation of Sports Parents would generate the response that it did. In sum, we had by far and away more phone calls on WFAN and more hits on Askcoachwolff.com to this topic that any other topic that I’ve c.... More »
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Helping Youth Baseball Players Deal with Failure

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 »
Taking risks should not be the equivalent of tackling danger in youth sports. In this video clip, Peter Vidmar, the highest scoring American gymnast in Olympic History, gives a new meaning to the word risk and explains the difference between risk and danger, when it comes to youth sports. He answers the question, Just how far should…

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