How Do Parental Expectations Hurt Young Athletes? + MORE

How Do Parental Expectations Hurt Young Athletes? + MORE
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Helping Your Child Build Leadership Skills + MORE

Encouraging Leadership Skills in Youth Sports Leadership skills are essential for sports kids who want to become more valuable to their teams. Here’s the good news: Becoming a leader is a straightforward process that requires the same commitment and dedication your kids would give to their jump s.... More »
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Coming Back From: Knee Meniscus Surgery

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Recovery is highly variable, but generally speaking most young athletes can return to sprinting, cutting, and jumping sports at about 6 weeks after partial menis.... More »

10 Unexpected Things You Can Expect in Youth Sports

Every youth sports parent should embark on the youth sports journey remembering the quote first uttered by playwright Oscar Wild: To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.  Expect the unexpected is a perfect prediction of what will happen when your child plays sports. After 22.... More »

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“10 Reasons My Dad is the Best Sports Dad Ever”

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A recent NCAA poll of more than 21,000 current college athletes shed some interesting light on how pressured these athletes feel about making it big.
The data, from NCAA’s GOALS Study of the Student-Athlete experience, and just reported in USA Today, revealed:

About 26 percent of Division I men said their family expected them to compete in the pros/Olympics…

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Just a quick note regarding young athletes and specialization.
Parents always ask me all the time about whether it’s a good idea to have their youngster specialize in one sport.
And yes, for a young sports parent, this is always one of the first decisions that they will face with their child. I personally feel it’s not necessary for a 6 or 8 year old or even an older youngster to just play one sport…

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