How Low Self-Confidence Hurts Sports Kids + MORE

How Low Self-Confidence Hurts Sports Kids + MORE
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Start ACL Injury Prevention Programs When The Players Are Young

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The FIFA 11 injury prevention warmup program has been proven effective in reducing lower extremity injury rates in soccer players Pre-adolescent and adolescent fema.... More »
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Why MUST Parents and Coaches Be Partners? + MORE

In an ideal season, parents and coaches work together; sports parents feel supported by the coach and the coach feels supported by the parents. Everyone–players, coaches and parents–benefit from a unified effort. However, we know that a parent-coach partnership can sometimes be a myth an.... More »

7 Rookie Sports Parenting Mistakes

Sports parenting mistakes will happen all along the journey, but there are errors that new sports moms and dads tend to make simply because they are inexperienced in the youth sports world. When I look back to my rookie days as a sports mom, I cringe at some of the early mistakes I made. I...Read.... More »
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What to Say to Sports Kids After a Game + MORE

Communicating With Sports Kids After Games Sports parents often ask how to best communicate with their sports children after a game. This is a critical question; the messages that parents give their sports kids after a game can do wonders for their self-esteem and confidence, or on the contrary, do.... More »
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The “Disciplining Other People’s Children” Dilemma

We’ve all seen it. Experienced it. Sometimes painfully – a complete display of obnoxious behavior by someone else’s kid. Maybe in a checkout line. Or the candy aisle. Or at a school event or party. For most of us, it takes a lot of willpower to not take over and manage the situat.... More »

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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