Mental Toughness Podcast: Why Does Your Child Want to Quit? + MORE

Mental Toughness Podcast: Why Does Your Child Want to Quit? + MORE

The Talent That Whispers + MORE

The scouts snickered. They looked at the time again. To this day the 5.28 second 40 yard dash time is one of the slowest for quarterbacks in the history of the NFL combine. His 24.5 inch vertical leap didn’t have them lining up at his door either. He had been a good, but not an The post The Talent.... More »
 Mental Toughness Podcast: Why Does Your Child Want to Quit? + MORE

Arthroscopic Surgery For FAI In Young Athletes

By Marc Safran, M.D. Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University And Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: FAI surgery is sometimes necessary to return the athlete to sports participation Results .... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Are We Witnessing the Slow Decline of Youth Baseball? + MORE

As we approach the latter half of August, it’s ironic that as Little League Baseball from Williamsport becomes more and more popular each year on ESPN, the sad truth is that youth leagues all over continue to lose players. For years, it was thought that many American kids were just opting for .... More »
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How To Measure An Athlete's Intangibles + MORE

Dr. Bob Schafer (seated) of Prophecy Sciences at SSAC14One of the unmistakable takeaways from the recent MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is that teams across all sports are looking for the “next big thing” that will offer a competitive advantage.  For most of the 2,000 attendees at th.... More »
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INTRODUCING OLD SCHOOL NEW SCHOOL: A Different Kind of Sports Podcast + MORE

Dear Friends of Ask Coach Wolff: I wanted to tell you about a new and different kind of podcast. It’s entitled “Old School v. New School” and it features my new son-in-law, Noah Savage, and myself. Noah is a 31-year-old 6-7 former All-Ivy League basketball player at Princeton, and .... More »
youth football tournaments 1411161902 155036844 Mental Toughness Podcast: Why Does Your Child Want to Quit? + MORERecent news stories casting athletes, teams and sports in a negative light have shifted from the sports page to the front page in record numbers. It’s sad. Serious issues, problems and concerns have been identified and need to be addressed.
At the same time, the sports world continues to provide some inspirational stories that warm the heart…

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This is the second in a series of podcasts on Mental Toughness. Today, I welcome VJ Stanley, youth sports expert, speaker, and author of Stop the Tsunami in Youth Sports. VJ’s book focuses on achieving balanced excellence and health while embracing the value of playing for fun. In other words, let the kids have fun!…

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I recently listened to a TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson regarding educating our children. He made the argument that in order for kids to learn you have to engage their curiosity, individuality, and their creativity. He then went on to make this brilliant analogy: Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in the United States…

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This blog will be on a short vacation through Monday. The next post will appear on Tuesday. For Bleacher Report writers, next week’s Writer HQ Newsletter will go out on Tuesday rather than Monday.

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