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

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

PITCH COUNTS: Brand New Pitch Limits Start This Spring All Over the Country: Be Forewarned!

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNTS TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON By Steve Kallas In July 2016, the National Federation of State High School Associations (“NFHS”) announced that, beginning with the 2017 spring baseball season, each state member would have to institute a pitch count rule for high sch.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: TIME Magazine Cover Story Reveals Youth Sports is a $15 Billion Industry

Hard to believe, but true. I grew up during a time when youth sports were not influenced by parents, travel teams, elite camps, the college recruiting of middle school kids, and so on. When you went outside to play with your friends, you found an empty field or sandlot, put down markers for boundari.... More »

5 Tips For Parenting A Scholar And An Athlete

By Taayoo A. Murray  In the Caribbean, there is an expression, "Seven brothers, seven different minds". As parents, we often try to fit our children into molds. The belief is that if we know where they fit, we can better parent them. As a mom of boys with two distinctly different pe.... More »

How the Hard Work of Youth Sports is Still Fun

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. There is rarely anything fun about the hard work of youth sports. Although hard work and fun can co-exist in youth sports, let’s not sugar coat the sweat, the sore muscles, and the exhaustion that yo.... More »

WOC #10 Angela Hucles: 2x Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Player on Why We Need Introverted Players + MORE

Founder and CEO of Empowerment Through Sport, Angela Hucles is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for US Soccer, two-time World Cup Bronze Medalist, former professional soccer player of the Boston Breakers and the US Soccer Foundation’s 2009 Humanitarian of the Year. Angela led the U.S. team in scor.... 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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