By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
A recently published scientific study attempts to explain why puberty leads to an increased risk in ACL tears for girls and boys but tends to affect girls more
An i.... More »
Improving Self-Confidence With Mental Preparation
Parents, it’s important to recognize that confidence is the Number One mental game skill that helps kids perform to their potential.
And when young athletes learn how to build their confidence in sports, it can transfer to other areas of their.... More »
There’s a major New York Times best-selling book that was published about two months ago, and it has the simple title of GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.
The author is Dr. Angela Duckworth, a professor of psychology at the Univ of Penn who has studied this trait – grit — for .... More »
New week, new you! To help shake off your case of the Mondays, we’re back with another Drill of the Week as we take a look at a tough conditioning challenge. For any athlete out there looking to improve their endurance, strength, and determination, then the Four Corner Circuit is a perfect f.... More »
To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Perhaps you’ve heard the saying “Sports is 80% mental”, or maybe even that it’s 90% mental. I read from one sports psychologist that actually it’s 100% mental because thoughts influence actions and those ac.... More »
Donating to Youth By Year’s End: The Potency of Private Giving
By Doug Abrams
On November 3, the Meriden (Conn.) Record-Journal ran a brief story about the 20th Hysterical Comedy show, which took place in Wallingford a few nights later. The twice-a-year event typically draws audiences of more than 400 people…
As you may know, I am an avid reader, especially when it comes to youth sports, psychology, coaching, leadership and sport science. I buy a lot of books, and I drive my wife crazy because our bookshelves are overflowing, yet still I purchase more. And every year, I like to compile a list of the [...]