Helping Young Athletes Overcome Negative Beliefs
It’s common for young athletes to struggle with doubt and negative thoughts about their performance.
They tell themselves that:
They aren’t good enough.
They can’t beat the competition.
They’re going to let down their coaches, parents, and f.... More »
The people of ancient Galatia (modern day Turkey) lived on a plain that was virtually indefensible, but they managed to survive there for nearly 600 years. How did they do it? Well, when an enemy attacked, they would take their entire family with them to see the battle. Wives and children wo.... More »
Mental Preparation For Young Athletes
A parent asks:
“My child doesn’t seem as mentally ready as some of the other kids in his league. I need concrete ideas on what to say and do to help my child prepare for competition.”
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Nutrition bars are a smart choice when you need portable nutrition
Aim for nutrition bars that are made from naturally occurring ingredients and feature high pro.... More »
This is a given. If your son or daughter plays competitive sports, at some point in their career, they’re going to get hurt.
It might be an ankle sprain, a bump on the head, a jammed neck. Or it might be more serious, such as a sprained MCL, broken leg, etc.
The good news is that if your kid g.... More »
EDITOR’S NOTE: With Father’s Day approaching, a time when we recognize fathers and remember those who have passed, we asked maverick, baseball promoter Mike Veeck to write about his favorite Father’s Day memory of his dad, baseball Hall of Famer, Bill Veeck.
First, some background.
Bill Veeck in his office
Baseball legend Bill Veeck was a genius at getting fans into seats…
The 2014 MLB draft is officially over. For a lot of our local superstars it turned out to be a day to remember. With a handful of local players going in the top ten rounds, New England was once again represented nicely. Let’s take a closer look into where players from this part of the country got scooped up and where they will be playing in the immediate future…
Although competition is a healthy and necessary part of youth sports, there is one very important fact that many parents, players, and coaches seem to forget: it should stay on the field–or court, or pool or green, or mat.
Some people are competitive by nature–I get that, I live with four of them–but that does not mean that you or your child must look at everything as if it were a competition…
Yesterday we talked about making a close study of writing you like so you can try to figure out what the author did to make you have a positive reaction.
I tried this type of dissection for the first time in the late ’80s, when I found myself laughing hysterically as I read Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry’s Pulitzer Prize submission package…
It’s the simple things that children remember. For me personally, one of my fondest memories of childhood is what my dad would do for me whenever I would get sick. He was a very busy man who ran his own business and traveled a lot. Yet, when I was sick he would always go out of his way to bring me things to make me feel better…
Reaction time (RT) is commonly prolonged after a sport-related concussion. Besides being a marker for injury (e.g. one of the signs and symptoms of concussion), a rapid reaction time is necessary for protective maneuvers that can reduce the frequency and severity of additional head impacts…