I often speak to parent groups about the challenges of parenting a child with ADHD. One of the most common questions asked is “How can I get my child to do what I ask him to do?” While many parents come to my presentations to hear about how to help children with ADHD focus more, be more organize.... More »
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Football kickoffs are the plays most likely to result in serious injury to players
The NFL, NCAA, and high school federations recognize this and have taken a number.... More »
The trend for kids to get recruited for college sports as early as middle school disturbs many youth sports experts. But there is no doubt that kids have a better chance of playing in college if they plan ahead. The question is, how early is too early? According to Athnet, a college recruiting site,.... More »
If there is one topic that sports parents (and their athletes) are desperate to always find out more information, it’s the increasingly complex world of college recruiting.
Now, the irony is that even though you would assume that the recruiting process would become easier over the last 20 year.... More »
Training and practice are 90% physical, 10% mental. But during a performance or game-time when it really counts, that ratio gets flipped, and 90% of your success depends on your mental strength and concentration.
What does this mean?
To become a champion you must train like one. Of course that mea.... More »
Imagine an activity that your kids could do after school every day that would improve their brain’s ability to make better decisions and solve problems. Online cognitive drills? Special tutors? Actually, researchers at the University of Illinois have found that just an hour of fun, active play not only gets kids in better shape but significantly improves their cognitive functioning…
If you are interested in sports or the brain trauma/concussion debate you probably did not miss the news about Chris Borland’s abrupt retirement from the NFL and the San Francisco 49ers. In case you missed it, he broke this news to Outside the Lines on ESPN. Since he made his decision there has been quite […]
“Just keep your eye on the ball.” Seems like simple enough advice for a young slugger at the plate. That may work in the early years of Little League baseball when the pitches they see have not yet cracked 50 mph. But as the fastballs get faster and the change-ups get slower, having quick eyes and an even quicker perceptual brain is the only way hitters will be able to “hit it square” with a round bat and a round ball…
Spring Break is a wonderful time to build family camaraderie. You can hit the beach or visit a national park. There are also many great activities you can do with your family around town, like attending a minor league baseball game or backyard camping. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do with Your Family on Spring Break and make some outstanding memories.
It’s not exactly Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Interviewing But Were Afraid to Ask*, but this week Steve Buttry’s blog has offered enough interviewing advice from enough smart people that if you sit down with it, you’ll be feeling like you could tell Studs Terkel a thing or two…
Got the mid-season blahs? Your Child’s coach may have have them too. So when you feel like chewing him or her out, or even turning a cold shoulder, think about doing this instead… Basketball season may be over, but for many basketball is NOT! If you are a basketball mom–yes, DADS can read this book…
The other day I had a conversation with a coaching colleague about the state of youth sports. I stated that the emphasis on travel sports and playing multiple games per day for young children was hurting kids and damaging sports. “I agree with what you are saying,” he said, “but you are forgetting that youth […