Mental Keys To Helping Your Athletes Move Past Mistakes… + MORE

Mental Keys To Helping Your Athletes Move Past Mistakes… + MORE

TRAVEL TEAMS: Sports Parents Need to Have the Courage to Speak Up and to Ask the Tough Questions + MORE

I continue to receive lots of queries and questions regarding issues with travel teams, or as they’re sometimes called by different names, such as elite, premier, or just club teams. But no matter what they are called, they all basically work from the same premise: that they offer a higher level o.... More »

Tom Brady Worries About Youth Sports Intensity

Despite winning four Superbowls in the ultra-competitive NFL, Tom Brady, now the father of three pre-teens, believes that youth sports have gotten too intense. According to Brady on his weekly radio spot with WEEI, playing sports used to be far simpler when he grew up. Brady spoke candidly about hi.... More »

Is Your Child Winning in His/Her Head?

I suppose you hear it all the time. Sports is a mental game more than a physical one. After watching 3 kids play sports from pre-school through college, I know for a fact that if an athlete cannot win in his or her head, it’s doubtful he or she will win in the game. Parents,...Read More .... More »
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4 Ways Children Learn the Art of Giving

Guest Post by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD Is there an “art of giving?” I believe there is. Much like the creative inspiration that flows through paint brushes and poetry, giving is an individual expression of caring for someone or something beyond ourselves. Most of us learn the art of giv.... More »

New Softball Mom Planner Gets You Organized

The new Softball Mom Planner provides 8 customizable forms for you to stay on top of all the goings on for the season. Things can get hectic with traveling sports, but this tool will keep you organized. The 8 forms are a perfect tool for any parent or coach. You’ll get a pre-season checklist, .... More »
youth sports 1429713003 557165131 Mental Keys To Helping Your Athletes Move Past Mistakes… + MOREToo often, kids get hung up on the mistakes they make in sports.
That means as soon as they goof up, they have trouble getting the mistake out of their minds.
They dwell on the mistake—instead of moving past it. They scold themselves for goofing up. They then focus on avoiding making more mistakes…

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No one warns sports parents when they sign up their child for his first season of sports that it’s not going to be all fun and games.  Oh, it may start out that way for you. But something happens as kids get older and the competition gets stiffer; the light hearted fun gets forgotten as many parents get discouraged…

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national youth football championships 1429713004 407452833 Mental Keys To Helping Your Athletes Move Past Mistakes… + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University

Key Points:

A recent study revealed a 924% increase in ACL surgery performed in the under-15 age group between 1990 and 2007
This study along with other data point to the need to do ACL tear prevention training in the youngest age groups


A recently published study in the open source Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine revealed some amazing – and somewhat disturbing – trends in ACL surgery…

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