INNOVATION IN SPORTS: Backyard Sports Eliminates Parental Pressures on Kids + MORE

INNOVATION IN SPORTS: Backyard Sports Eliminates Parental Pressures on Kids + 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 »
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Giving The Green Light To Resistance Training In Young Athletes + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University I am frequently asked questions about resistance training (otherwise called “weight training”) for young athletes.  Is it “right” or “wrong”?  When is the righ.... More »

How to Recognize the Uncontrollables and Stay Focused on What Matters Most + MORE

When you go into a game focusing on one or more UC’s or “uncontrollables” three things will always happen to you. First, you will begin to get nervous and physically tense. Second, you will lose your self-confidence. Third, and as a direct result of these first two, your performance will qui.... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Will New Guidelines for Youth Football Make A Difference?

Ken Belson of the NY Times did a wonderful article this past week about a new initiative from U.S.A. Football, the nation’s governing body when it comes to amateur football, to do something to stop the dropping numbers of HS students who are deciding not to play football. Belson reports that s.... More »
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Sleep - The Next Best Thing To Practice

As usual, Mom was right.  Her advice to get to bed early is being confirmed by human performance researchers, sleep specialists and sports medicine doctors. Kids, especially young athletes, need more sleep.  While common sense tells us that a lack of shut-eye will cause children to be grum.... More »
 

A resistance training program, while beneficial for all children and teens, is particularly important for young adolescent girls, says a 2014 international consensus position statement. (Loyd RS, et al. 2014)
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Several years ago, Danny Bernstein, a former HS and college athlete, decided that he like what his own kids were going through in youth sports. Too much pressure on the kids to succeed, too many coaches pushing on the kids to excel. The element of fun had been squeezed out of the youth sports experience…

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junior football tournaments 1394988387 466094016 INNOVATION IN SPORTS: Backyard Sports Eliminates Parental Pressures on Kids + MOREWith Selection Sunday upon us and undoubtedly an exciting tournament about to play out, we thought it would be fun to take a video look at some of our favorite story lines from this year in men’s college basketball.  We narrowed it down to 5 stories, and here they are in particular order:
1.) Creighton’s “It’s raining 3s” outburst against Villanova…

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