How to Maintain a Positive Attitude When You’re Losing + MORE

How to Maintain a Positive Attitude When You’re Losing + MORE
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10 Youth Sports Travel Hacks for Parents + MORE

These travel hacks for youth sports parents provide shortcuts and ideas which will make the trip easier. With my daughter playing travel softball, my son playing travel basketball and my youngest playing travel volleyball and basketball, we traveled a lot for youth sports. We probably didn’t d.... More »

5 Truths That Will Help Your Child Play Well with Kids Who are “Different.”

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. Youth sports is a great place for kids to learn how to deal with kids who are different. Whether it’s race, religion, skill-level or economic status, kids come together to play sports and they a.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Epidemic of Trying to Find Refs and Officials to Work Youth Games Continues… + MORE

Another Reminder About How Referee Shortages Can Threaten Youth Leaguers’ Safety By Doug Abrams Late last month, The Daily News (Longview, WA) published a thoughtful youth sports article by Jason Leskiw, “Officials Shortage Widespread Problem With No Solution Yet in Sight.” Prominent among the.... More »
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Be On The Lookout For Heat Illness and Exertional Heat Stroke

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Heat Illness is a broad term used for a range of problems such as dehydration, cramping, dizziness, heat exhaustion and a very serious problem called heat stroke.... More »
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Stress Fractures In The Foot

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Stress fractures in the foot happen reasonably often particularly for athletes in sports such as basketball, volleyball, dance, soccer, and running Fractures req.... More »
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national youth football tournaments 1442575866 763336815 How to Maintain a Positive Attitude When You’re Losing + MORESports coaches and players look for motivation from a variety of sources. Motivation may come from parents and family members, past disappointments, previous successes, competitors’ words, and from poetry.
Poetry? Yes, poetry.
Vince Lombardi
Did you know that 2 of the greatest sports legends – Arnold Palmer and Vince Lombardi – were motivated by the same poem?
Arnold Palmer is considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time…

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How to Maintain a Positive Attitude When You’re Losing
This post is dedicated to a reader who asked a very important question about how to stay positive even when you know you are losing.
I can understand how this would be difficult in our current sports culture where so much emphasis is placed on the WIN rather than on enjoying the game or improving your skills…

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