It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MORE

It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MORE

Head Games: Top 5 Roadblocks to Your Child’s Performance

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 6 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on The Top 5 Roadblocks to Your Child’s Performance.  My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, counsel.... More »

One Question That Will Help Your Child Compete Better

Are you looking for answers on how to help your child compete better? Maybe you’ve spent a lot of time and money teaching her skills, but she can’t seem to perform consistently. For young athletes, the mental toughness struggle is real. As the pressures of youth sports have increased ov.... More »

3 Ways to Deal With Young Athletes Who Complain and Whine

Do you often have to listen to young athletes who complain? As a parent, one of the most annoying moods to put up with is that of a whining child. It used to drive me crazy, but it’s the source of the whining that should be the most bothersome for parents. When your child whines,...Read M.... More »
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Performance is a Behavior, NOT an Outcome! + MORE

Last week I received the following email (edited for anonymity). We get calls and emails like this quite often from amazing, passionate coaches who are trying to make a difference. Take a read: Dear John, I’m currently a head football coach…I took over the program last January after bein.... More »

Google it! What Coaches Can Learn from the Tech Giant About Building Teams

110-2. 24-0. Headed into the 2004 Olympic Games, the Men’s USA Basketball team was 110-2 all-time. They were 24-0 since the introduction of the 1992 “Dream Team”(NBA-era). The team consisted of current and future NBA stars. The best of the best. The greatest players from the greatest league in.... More »

It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity

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As soon as I stepped out of my car in the parking lot, I could hear it. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon of travel soccer, but there it was. You know what I’m talking about: that sometimes beautiful, often times excruciating cacophony of sounds that we have come to know as “cheering for our
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flag football tournament 1491934446 515917117 It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Sport specialization by adolescent and early teenage athletes is associated with a relatively high injury risk
One study of Division 1 athletes showed that only about 17% of athletes were “highly specialized” when they were in 9th grade, with about 41% “highly specialized” by 12th
Only a small number of the athletes felt that they were pressured by their parents to specialize

Young athletes, and high school aged athletes in particular feel a lot of pressure to specialize in one sport…

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junior football tournaments 1491934442 53426474 It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MOREAt its core, creativity is about brewing new ideas.
If you carefully observe children before the age of six, you’ll notice they are idea-generating enthusiasts! Why? Because humans are uniquely creative beings, born with a gift to create new ideas and innovative outcomes that evolve from their ideas…

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