How to “Win at Losing” and our Other Favorite Books of 2017 + MORE

How to “Win at Losing” and our Other Favorite Books of 2017 + MORE

ATHLETIC DIRECTORS: Why are So Many HS AD’s Calling it Quits?

On last Sunday’s radio show, I asked whether the time has finally come to seriously think about walking away from traditional HS varsity sports programs. I asked that question because so many talented and gifted coaches have become tired and worn out by the endless number of sports parents who con.... More »

How to Raise Influencers

If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »
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Help Your Kids Avoid Sports Drop Out + MORE

How Parents Can Help Kids Stay in Sports More then 70 percent of children drop out of organized sports by the time they are 15. As sports parents, it’s up to you to try to keep sports as fun and stress-free as possible to avoid having kids drop out. The number one reason your kids will quit sport.... More »
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Can 6 Questions Predict Elbow Injury Risk For Young Pitchers?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: We are gaining more knowledge about the factors responsible for overuse injuries and catastrophic elbow ligament tears in young pitchers It is far better to moni.... More »
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When Kids Play Better in Practice Than Games

 Helping Sports Kids Take Confidence to Games A sports parent asks: “My child is consistently amazing in practice, his coach tells me he’s one of the best practice players on the team, but he freezes up when game time comes! What can I do to help this?” When kids under perform in comp.... More »
“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right there.” –Venus Williams To build confidence in young athletes requires some planning. Just think of yourself. There are days when you feel good about yourself and there are days when you don’t…

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As the summer holidays roll around for those of us in the northern hemisphere, it is a great time to do some reading. Twice a year we compile a list of the books we have enjoyed in the fields of athlete development, leadership, coaching, and parenting, and share them with our readers so that you
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The Mighty Hamstring

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The hamstrings are crucially important in overall athletic health
Strong hamstrings correlate with lower risk to the ACL, and improved sprint speed
A hamstring strengthening program is important to perform as part of your normal strength and warmup routine

We’re learning more and more about the importance of the hamstrings in injury prevention and overall athletic performance…

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