Do your kids know how to fight? No one needs to teach kids to fight; they are born with that instinct. But there is a healthy way and an unhealthy way to handle conflict. By teaching your kids the right way, they can “fight” in a way that resolves conflict instead of escalating it. The.... More »
Getting Along With The Coach When You Don’t See Eye-to-Eye: Advice for the Youth Sports Parent Sooner or later, every youth sports parent sees their child play for a coach that they don’t agree with — whether it’s about playing time, game strategy, position choices, or coaching demeanor.... More »
Editor’s note: DAN VENEZIA, a former professional baseball player in the Twins’ organization, is a youth sports coach and author of the children’s book, “Coach Dan on Sportsmanship.” His website is www.CoachDan.com.
Dan recently shared his coaching story with me, and I wanted to .... More »
Now that you’ve heard from some of our coaches, it’s time to get the scoop from some of our active parents as well! All things considered, this is valuable information for all parties, even us! For any coaches that may be reading this interview, you’ve now received a direct line to.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Most hand metacarpal fractures in high school aged athletes can be treated in a cast, although in some instances surgery may be needed
Cast treatment will typica.... More »
Is your child’s self esteem constantly taking a hit? I think it’s a battle many kids fight at one time or another in their lives. In this episode of the Sports Parenting Podcast, I talk with Kirk Mango, author of Becoming a True Champion, about how coaches and parents can use sports as one way to build a child’s…
This month, we change our clocks as part of daylight savings time. This is somewhat new for me because residents of Indiana haven’t always adjusted their clocks. It took me a few years to remember if I should move our clocks up an hour or back an hour. Finally, someone taught me an easy way to remember…
This story will make your blood pressure rise, but just remember this: what this college coach did is NOT illegal.
In October, 2013, Beth Alford-Sullivan was the women’s track coach at Penn State. And as part of her job, she routinely recruited the very best track athletes she could find to Penn State…
Kenna Griffin, an assistant professor of Mass Communications at Oklahoma City University, offered a ton of great career advice recently in a Twitter chat and a follow-up interview with the Society of Professional Journalists.
I found the chat, which used the hashtag #youngjournojobs, a little hard to read and digest, for signal-to-noise reasons, but you might find some useful nuggets…
"Mom, I still have a headache." If you are a mom of a teenager, you probably hear them say that every day for various reasons. Life is tough when you are 13- or 14-years-old. You study too much, or you watch too much TV, or play too many video games. You get dehydrated from sports or just stressed by peers and hormones…
Can you hold your own in a pigskin discussion or do you need to make a beeline to the chip-and-dip bowl when serious football is the topic of discussion?
Answer these 10 questions in 2 minutes or less to see if you’re a real football fan or a wannabe. Using the Internet or other sources to look up answers is strictly forbidden…