On-Field Injury Recognition: If Not Now, Then When? + MORE

On-Field Injury Recognition: If Not Now, Then When? + MORE

6 Things Great Sports Parents Know and Do for their Kids

This post is sponsored by Ertheo, an organization that helps parents find opportunities to help their children grow, focusing on great summer camp experiences.   There are millions of sports parents in the world today, but how many of could actually be described as great sports parents?  .... More »

NYT Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies

The New York Times Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies The Opinion Pages, a section of op-ed writing on The New York Times, tackled the debate of participation trophies in youth sports and the short entries are worth your time this afternoon. The topic itself has long-burne.... More »
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The Positive Power of “No” – Fostering Resiliency + MORE

“No.” This simple two-letter word is often absent from our parenting vocabulary. Yet, a firm “no” can be a positive developmental tool for building resiliency in children. In parenting today, we are encouraged to focus so absolutely on our children’s happiness, self-esteem, and emotional h.... More »

BOOK REVIEW: Introducing SECRETS OF SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY REVEALED…

Today is the day I’m going to talk about sports psychology. Many of you know me as primarily focusing on sports parenting issues, having written youth sports columns for a decade for Sports Illustrated, and of course, doing my Sports Edge show on WFAN Radio for the last 20 years. But before I went.... More »

Head Games: Top 5 Roadblocks to Your Child’s Performance

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 6 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on The Top 5 Roadblocks to Your Child’s Performance.  My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, counsel.... More »
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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A recently published study provides a 25 year data analysis of emergency department visits for injuries from youth soccer and shows a year to year significant increase in injuries of all types, especially concussion
In spite of excellent efforts at rules changes, better equipment, and training methods injuries in youth soccer will still happen
A coach as first responder on the field of play is best equipped to provide basic injury recognition that will positively effect an athlete’s health

A comprehensive and well-conducted study on injury rates in youth soccer was published online yesterday in the journal Pediatrics…

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national youth football championships 1473797328 1274351728 On Field Injury Recognition: If Not Now, Then When? + MORESuccessful kids get excellent grades, right? They play at least one sport very well.
Successful kids do regular community service and, of course, take Advanced Placement courses. They attend the best colleges and attain great-paying jobs.
Wait.
If you’ve ever envisioned this fairy-tale definition of kids’ success, it’s time to look beyond external measurements to the internal abilities that help children and teens learn to successfully pilot their own healthy and productive lives — today and as future adults…

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Gettin’ Schooled with Grayson: How do I utilize my high school coaches? Over the past ten weeks, Grayson Williams-Krebs has been an outstanding addition to the CoachUp family as a hard-working intern that knows the passion required to play sports after high school. Although she’s headed back to the West Coast for her senior year at […] The post Gettin’ Schooled with Grayson: How do I utilize my high school coaches? appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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