By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
When your body comes under stress or experiences pain, neurochemicals called endorphins and endocannabinoids are produced in the brain. This happens in all age grou.... 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 »
This post is sponsored by Shannon McDougall, author of Beginning Mental Training Skills, a program that trains athletes to deal with anxiety and disappointment in youth sports. It’s not fun to watch your child get discouraged when playing sports. Unfortunately, we can’t give our kids.... More »
We’re well-overdue for a new Coach Spotlight in 2016, so we’re excited to add another entry with Coach Jared from New York! Since it’s been a minute, it may be worthwhile to revisit the purpose of these blog posts — many of you may not ever teach Yoga, or even take a lesson o.... More »
Two years ago, I first posted I have a Dream for Youth Sports. I still have that dream for kids playing sports. It motivates me to encourage parents to give their kids a positive youth sports experience. I hope that this is your dream too! One of the most famous lines of King’s speech is this one:…
We parents spend a LOT of time in the car…shuttling from this practice to that rehearsal, from school to home, from doctor or dentist and the list goes on. We long for a witty rapport, pleasant conversation – and sometimes peace and quiet. But, it’s the peace part that often seems elusive. Backseat bickering and sibling squabbles reverberate off windows making us wish for a way to teleport back to the house in a hurry!
What’s a parent to do? You’ve tried yelling…