How Unruly Crowds and Parents Hurt Kids’ Confidence + MORE

How Unruly Crowds and Parents Hurt Kids’ Confidence + MORE
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Coaching Do's and Don'ts for Slumping Athletes + MORE

Far too often when high-performing athletes begin to lag in their success rates, speed, or concentration in games or practice, coaches just don’t know how to handle it. First they think it’s just a temporary hiccup and that the athlete will quickly recover, then they try aggression or stating .... More »

GETTING CUT FROM A TEAM: Always a Difficult Moment for Athlete, Coach, and Parent + MORE

There are very few moments as potentially devastating in a young athlete’s life than trying out for a team and not making the final roster. Of course, when kids are first introduced to youth sports, everybody who tries out for the team makes the team. That’s a given in pretty much every .... More »
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Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer + MORE

Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer Just because children have long forgotten about homework during the summer, that doesn’t mean they should also forget about all they’ve worked towards in sports. The warmer months are no excuse for children to fall out of the habit of training, but wit.... More »
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Coming Back From: Knee Meniscus Surgery

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Recovery is highly variable, but generally speaking most young athletes can return to sprinting, cutting, and jumping sports at about 6 weeks after partial menis.... More »

Help Your Child Learn the Secret of Real Leadership + MORE

The secret of real leadership is not in how loud you yell or how dominating you are in the game….   Help Me Raise $500 for Caps for Kids! Caps for Kids is a program that gives autographed baseball caps to kids battling cancer. The  caps and autographs are from their heroes. Please take a.... More »
Bleacher Report’s Facebook page reached the milestone of 1 million likes Wednesday, and those of us in the San Francisco office held a quiet celebration during which we reflected on the momentous occasion.

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flag football tournament 1397773071 1858868857 How Unruly Crowds and Parents Hurt Kids’ Confidence + MOREUnruly parents and crowds can really hurt kids’ confidence, says Gil Fried, professor and head of the sport management department at the University of New Haven and an expert on crowd control.
Why? Just think about it. When athletes are trying to perform, what could distract them more than adults yelling or getting out of control on the sidelines?
Kids get distracted-and in some cases, worried about their own safety…

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It’s NBA Playoff time. The 82-game NBA regular season begins in November and ends in April. Sometimes it seems players and teams go through the motions during the regular season. But come playoff time, they have to make a change.
For the teams that remain, a world championship is at stake. Unlike college basketball’s single elimination tournament, NBA teams must win a 7-game series to advance…

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