There was a time in this country when making a HS varsity basketball team was a fairly simple process. That is, hopeful kids tried out for the team under the watchful eyes of the head coach and his staff, in the hope that one would impress enough with one’s skills, size, experience, and speed .... More »
Is your child struggling? Maybe he’s in a slump, or perhaps she’s feeling unmotivated. I’d like to tell you about one word that will raise your child’s game. I saw my kids struggle several times through the years as they played. And it wasn’t because they didn’t w.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol or ibuprofen are commonly used to reduce pain and soreness from mild sports injuries.
It’s okay for young a.... More »
Pressure And Social Approval
Often, young athletes worry too much about what teammates, parents, coaches and friends think about how they’re performing on the court, field or course.
When they seek others’ approval of their performance and abilities, and then don’t do well, they can feel inad.... More »
Sports parenting sometimes requires an honest reality check. Every parent wants their child to have success. But success doesn’t look the same for every athlete and it certainly doesn’t mean that your child is going to play in the pros, or even in college. This post is an excerpt from my.... More »
Success looks like fun from a distance. Your child sees what he wants to achieve and is determined to be successful in his sport. I want to hit home runs like he does! I’m gonna work until I’m as fast as her! I will practice my shots until I can score 20 points a game! But…Read More
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Carlos is glued to his big flat screen. He is eating chips and using the feature that lets him watch football and soccer at the same time. Suddenly, his two-year-old son loses interest and needs some attention.
“Juanita!” he yells in the general direction of the kitchen, “you need to do something with Manuel!”
If you have an athlete, there is going to come a time where they get injured. Ankle injuries are VERY common and can happen when you least expect it. So how do you know if it is a sprain or a break?
That photo is of my daughter’s ankle a few weeks ago. She had just finished cheer season and was returning to the dance studio…
Think back to when you were a kid – maybe in the 1970 or 80s. For the most part, if you wanted to play basketball, you simply went to the local playground, or maybe a local HS gym would be open, and pick-up basketball games – games with no set teams, uniforms, refs, clocks, etc – would be flourishing…