Hit Your New Year’s Goals

Hit Your New Year’s Goals

Why Athletic Talent isn’t Enough + MORE

Your child may be an amazing athlete, but athletic talent is not enough for them to achieve their goals. In a study that is rather long and tedious, author Daniel Chambliss addresses The Mundanity of Excellence as it relates to Olympic swimmers. His conclusions go against the grain of what we see a .... More »

Screen Time and Athletes: What Should a Parent Do?

This post contains affiliate links. Screen time and athletes is a nagging issue that parents have to deal with today. Too much screen time for kids isn’t life-threatening, but the effects of digital media abuse can add up over the years and turn into bad habits that become harder and harder for pa.... More »
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Keeping Sports Kids Motivated After Injuries

Regaining Confidence After Injury A sports parent asks: “How do my children stay motivated while coming back from a sports injury? They tend to play very conservatively and find it harder to work as hard or be as enthusiastic when coming back from such an injury.” Often when your kids a.... 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 »

Hit Your New Year’s Goals


national youth football championships 1514958263 53639146 Hit Your New Year’s GoalsBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

New Year’s goals can be achieved with the right set of guidelines to help you
Pick a relatively small goal and go bigger when you succeed with the smaller one
Use a visual key like a big red X on a calendar for each day you succeed
Reward yourself for successful days and weeks
Go easy on yourself if you miss a few days and then get back on track

This is the time of year when patients will come in to the office for a “tuneup” prior to starting an exercise regimen…

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