INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS: Are We Handing Out Too Many Awards at the End-of-Season Banquets?

INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS: Are We Handing Out Too Many Awards at the End-of-Season Banquets?

How to Treat Your Middle School Athlete Like He Should Be Treated

As with every stage of parenting–from sleepless nights to potty training, all the way to setting curfews and paying college bills–there are adjustments you make in how you care for, discipline and relate to your child. And so it is in youth sports. You will not, and should not, treat t-.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Why Running Track is Good for Your Child in So Many Ways

In what has become something of a tradition on NYC Marathon Sunday, I like to spend an hour talking on the air with long-time running coach, Joel Pasternack who is based in northern New Jersey. Joel is a veteran of many marathons, having competed and done very well in his races back in the day. I li.... More »
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The World’s Most Watched Sports Physicals

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The real purpose of the NFL Combine is to do preparticipation physical exams on the athletes entering the NFL draft Will Sam Darnold throw? Apparently not. Will a .... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: New Study Targets Helicopter Parents

There was a new study just published this past week by the American Psychological Association, and in short, the study confirms what many of us have assumed for a long time: That helicopter parents actually get in the way of their kid’s emotional and social development. Now, I don’t think this w.... More »
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How To Be Relentlessly Positive In Youth Sports + MORE

We recently spoke with KC Wilder, a former collegiate All-American in cycling, a mental training coach and Positive Coaching Alliance trainer. Young athletes are likely to be happier in a positive environment, says Wilder, who is also a sports mom. “We are raising confidence and lowering anxi.... More »
This may seem like an odd topic….but I’ve been wondering about it for a long time, and judging from the response to today’s show,it seems as though a lot of other sports fans/parents have been wondering about this growing trend as well.
With the end of school year upon us, and with spring teams ending their seasons, it’s the time for student-athletes to be lauded with awards, honors, plaques, and banquets in their honor…

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