How Do Parental Expectations Hurt Young Athletes? + MORE

How Do Parental Expectations Hurt Young Athletes? + MORE
 How Do Parental Expectations Hurt Young Athletes? + MORE

Six Summer Sanity Strategies for Parents + MORE

This is it. That time of year when it hits you – summer’s in full swing and there’s no school reprieve. Let the “what do we do NOW” chants begin. There is hope, however, for getting through the “dog days” of summer without losing your marbles, your patience or your temper. Let’s tak.... More »

WOC #15 Julie Foudy, Two-Time World Cup Champion and ESPN Analyst, on Choosing to Matter

Julie Foudy is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. She played for the United States women’s national soccer team from 1987–2004. Foudy finished her international career with 271 caps and served as the team’s captain from 2000–2004 as well as th.... More »
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Baseball After “Tommy John” Surgery: High Return To Play Rates

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Surgery to reconstruct the torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow can result in return to play rates around 90% for high school aged athletes If you’re ta.... More »

Top 10 Best Selling Skill and Strength Training Tools

Does your child to do skill or strength training outside of practice? If so, this is a great way for you to help and spend time with her. I’ve researched the best selling skill and strength training tools on Amazon for youth athletes. Look over these ten with your athlete and decide toget.... More »

17th Annual Mother's Day Wish List + MORE

It's Mothers Day once again. Time for spring sports, warmer weather, longer days, planting gardens, and, of course, watching kids play sports. Each year for the past seventeen years, MomsTEAM has published my Mother's Day Wish list. As you will see, many of the wishes on this year's list will look .... More »
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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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