How Low Self-Confidence Hurts Sports Kids + MORE

How Low Self-Confidence Hurts Sports Kids + MORE
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Concerned About Your Child's New Summer Coach/Camp Counselor? Trust Your Instincts and Do Your Research + MORE

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ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Still Trying to Curb Violent Acts by Angry Parents + MORE

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What Olympic Parents Want to Tell Sports Parents

Every two years, we are in awe of Olympians and inevitably, we meet some Olympic parents and hear their stories of sacrifice and support. There was a time, however, when those Olympic parents were sports parents much like you are. I doubt that most of them really grasped that someday their children .... More »
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How Proper Gear Boosts Confidence When Coming Back From An Injury

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How Low Self-Confidence Hurts Sports Kids


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Identifying Focus Issues in Young Athletes
A sports parent writes:
“My child gets fouled a lot, when the referee fails to make a call, or when it builds through a game, he sometimes loses control. This is usually anger boiling over. Also, when an opposing player talks to him (taunts) he can’t ignore it or recognize that he is winning and just let it go…

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national flag football tournament 1517339669 1411661715 How Low Self Confidence Hurts Sports Kids + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

When there’s a championship game or other important contest, it can be tempting to simply try and play through an injury
Some injuries could result in long term or permanent problems if you attempt to play
A better strategy is to involve your athletic trainer, physical therapist, and doctor to come up with a plan to allow you to participate, but reduce your chances of causing any long term problems

As a sports medicine doctor, I’m often dealing with decisions about return to play after an injury…

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