How to Tap into Your Athletes’ Personal Motives for Sports Participation + MORE

How to Tap into Your Athletes’ Personal Motives for Sports Participation + MORE
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When Athletes Compare Themselves to Others

Helping Young Athletes Focus On Their Talents A sports parent says: “My son is very tentative when playing basketball. He always has his eye on what others are doing—his teammates and his opponents. How can we help him play with more confidence?” This young athlete likely struggles wi.... More »

COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS: The Magic – and Power – of Email from Coaches

Using Email to Communicate With the Team’s Parents (Part One) By Doug Abrams  Community youth sports programs and their coaches increasingly seek to maintain open lines of communication with parents before, during, and sometimes even after the season. The term “transparency” is in vogue in p.... More »

GETTING CUT FROM A TEAM: What Parents — and Coaches – Need to Know

FOR THE PARENT…. I want to discuss difficult moments in an athlete’s life when – as the Mom or Dad – you find yourself on the spot to have to say the right thing – to find the precise words – to talk with your son or daughter when things aren’t going their way. We’re talking .... More »
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Women and Fantasy Football Leagues + MORE

Women and fantasy football may seem like an unlikely pairing to some, but here’s my story. For as long as I can remember, football has run through my veins. I grew up in a suburb of Detroit when Barry Sanders was in his prime. I have fond memories of my parents taking me to NFL […] The p.... More »
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Making The Game Day “Go” Or “No Go” Decision

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The decision to allow an athlete to play or recommend sitting out is complex, and involves an assessment of medical factors, sport based risk evaluation, and sit.... More »
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In our survey of more than 3,000 sports parents, the top challenge cited by parents of young athletes is this:
How can I help my kids get the most of out sports without pressuring them?
In the survey, 68.7 percent of respondents named this issue as a challenge, and that makes sense…

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More About Whether Playing Video Games Is Exercise: The New Johns Hopkins University Study
By Doug Abrams
Constructive dialogue sometimes emerges when, close in time to one another, the media reports a pair of developments that offer contrasting perspectives. For youth sports parents, coaches, and community decision makers, such a pair appeared within a week in early May…

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Contrary to some rumors you may have heard, sports can be Fun and Hard Work…it’s doesn’t have to just be all about having fun. Don’t let your child shy away from the Hard Work….Here’s Why:   Are you struggling with a specific problem in your parenting? Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall and…

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