One Word That Will Raise Your Child’s Game + MORE

One Word That Will Raise Your Child’s Game + MORE

10 Unexpected Things You Can Expect in Youth Sports

Every youth sports parent should embark on the youth sports journey remembering the quote first uttered by playwright Oscar Wild: To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.  Expect the unexpected is a perfect prediction of what will happen when your child plays sports. After 22.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: New Study Targets Helicopter Parents

There was a new study just published this past week by the American Psychological Association, and in short, the study confirms what many of us have assumed for a long time: That helicopter parents actually get in the way of their kid’s emotional and social development. Now, I don’t think this w.... More »
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Keeping Sports Kids Motivated After Injuries

Regaining Confidence After Injury A sports parent asks: “How do my children stay motivated while coming back from a sports injury? They tend to play very conservatively and find it harder to work as hard or be as enthusiastic when coming back from such an injury.” Often when your kids a.... More »
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Helping Youth Baseball Players Deal with Failure

Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon. “The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... More »
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Curling Takes Us To Another Doping Low + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A Russian curler is accused of using a banned performance enhancing drug called Meldonium Performance enhancing substance use amongst high school aged athletes i.... More »
Is your child struggling? Maybe he’s in a slump, or perhaps she’s feeling unmotivated. I’d like to tell you about one word that will raise your child’s game. I saw my kids struggle several times through the years as they played. And it wasn’t because they didn’t want to play; it’s just that they weren’t…

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“When No One Is Watching”: Two Stories of High School Athletes’ Integrity
By Doug Abrams
With national and international crises and discord dominating the news these days, it takes something special for a youth sports story to reach a major metropolitan newspaper’s editorial page. On June 2, the Minneapolis Star Tribune saluted 16-year-old high school junior Kaylee Gossen, a varsity golfer whose story provides a welcome respite from news accounts of the troubles that sometimes mar the games that children and adolescents play…

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