OBNOXIOUS SPORTS PARENTS: Why HS Coaching Positions Go Unfufilled + MORE

OBNOXIOUS SPORTS PARENTS: Why HS Coaching Positions Go Unfufilled + MORE

COLLEGE RECRUITING: Parents, Athletes Need to Do Their Homework

If there is one topic that sports parents (and their athletes) are desperate to always find out more information, it’s the increasingly complex world of college recruiting. Now, the irony is that even though you would assume that the recruiting process would become easier over the last 20 year.... More »

8 Things Every Soccer Parent Needs to Know + MORE

This post is sponsored by Xeros Gear, creator of a bag that fights sports equipment odor. Learn more about their first bag, designed specifically for shin guards. Soccer was one of the several sports that my three kids all played at a young age. And even though my husband also played at a small co.... More »
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun? A sport parent asks: “My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: What Parents Need to Know about Youth Hockey + MORE

I really can’t recall the last time I did a WFAN show on the sport of youth and travel team hockey. Which is curious, because for years, ice hockey was the poster child for everything that was wrong about over-the-top and obnoxious sports parents…concerns about a kid’s playing time…t.... More »

REFLECTIONS: The Games That Your Young Athletes Will Remember…

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 »
What Can Happen When Parents’ Abuse Chases Away Coaches
 By Doug Abrams
The other day, a want-ad of sorts appeared on the computer screen while I was reviewing youth sports articles in the nation’s newspapers. The want-ad was longer than the few-inch ones that typically dominated newspaper classifieds and now appear regularly on Internet sites…

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youth flag football tournaments 1462396124 1466556066 OBNOXIOUS SPORTS PARENTS: Why HS Coaching Positions Go Unfufilled + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Young athletes (and their parents) often try to emulate the rapid return to sport after injury that we see in adult professional athletes
Due to many factors associated with the unique needs of the young athlete it could be unwise or even dangerous to push the speed of recovery after injury
For sports medicine physicians, we will place the long-term health of the young athlete at the top of our priorities when determining a proper recovery process after injury

It’s totally understandable to want your injured son or daughter to be healed and back playing sports as soon as possible after injury…

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Exercising With Jess: 5 Minute Workouts — Plank Series In order to kick off your summer on the right foot, CoachUp is putting together a series of quick, easy exercises that you can do every day. This week, we’re checking out 5 minute workouts of various plank exercises, so if you’re looking to improve your core […] The post Exercising With Jess: 5 Minute Workouts — Plank Series appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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