For years on my Sports Edge radio show, I have cautioned sports parents about the potential pitfalls and real concerns regarding travel team sports. Everything from unfair tryouts to coaches who want to win at all costs to the escalating amounts of time and money that having a child on a travel can .... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Specific basketball warmup programs focusing on balance and agility show reductions in lower extremity injury rates
These warmup programs are attractive because .... More »
No mom or dad that I know really wants to be known as a PUSHY sports parent. But at the same time, parents sometimes let their “encouragement” turn into pushiness, without realizing it or even wanting it. Sometimes parental pushiness is blatant; you see it come out as parents coach their.... More »
How to Deal With Bully Coaches
Do your sports children complain about being bullied, teased, or intimidated by coaches?
One sports mom recently told us her own story about how much a bully coach hurt her son…
“Some of it was outright verbal, mental, emotional abuse. And a lot of times th.... More »
Helping Sports Parents Get on The Same Page With Athletes
A sports parent asks:
“I would like to know how to face the challenge of competing parent interests. My x-husband and I seem to want very different things from our children’s experience with sports.”
Parents who communicate different ideas to their children can make their sports kids confused, hurt their performance, and take the fun out of the game…
When your child goes through a heartbreaking loss, what’s the best way for a parent to respond? Need help as you guide your child through a positive youth sports experience? I’m a certified life coach who can help you. I’m not a counselor, therapist, or even a consultant. I will not tell you what to…