PITCH COUNTS: Are They Really Working…or Resulting in Too Many HS Forfeits? + MORE

PITCH COUNTS: Are They Really Working…or Resulting in Too Many HS Forfeits? + MORE
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Knee Cap Instability: Surgery Or Rehab?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Knee cap instability is common in young athletes, especially in girls who participate in jumping, cutting, or pivoting sports Most mild instability issues and fi.... More »

COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS: Part II of Doug Abrams’ Experiences as a Youth Hockey Coach + MORE

 Using Email to Communicate With the Team’s Parents (Part 2) By Doug Abrams Part 1 of this three-part column urged community youth league coaches to consider using email to share observations and explanations with parents before, during, and after the season. The Part provided emails that I, as h.... More »

Extended Stay America for Team Travel

When I ask my daughter what her favorite memories of her high schools sports years were, she always says the travel. She can’t tell you whether they won their competition or not, but she can tell you all about the team bonding, late night chat sessions with her teammates and the team dinners. .... More »
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Encouraging Words for Kids That Ignite Self-Discovery and Growth + MORE

Have you ever stopped to think how words of encouragement for kids help them thrive in school and life?  Positive words from parents, teachers, and mentors are a rich source of internal motivation and guidance to children and teens. Often, kids recall your words inside themselves for many years. At.... More »
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What to do When Your Athletes Are Benched

Helping Young Athletes Rebuild Confidence One parent asks: “My child was recently demoted out of the starting lineup on his basketball team and has been having troubles playing ever since. What can I do to help him get back in the starting lineup?” Demotions of any kind can undermine ki.... More »
Now that we’re most than halfway through the HS baseball season, I thought it would be smart to review whether the state-by-state rules regarding pitch counts and limits are actually having a positive impact.
And overall, I do think it’s very fair to say that the pitch count rules have – if nothing else – have finally made baseball coaches — and hopefully parents — aware of the dangers of having young arms be overly taxed during their teenage years…

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national youth football championships 1494227644 1034604035 PITCH COUNTS: Are They Really Working…or Resulting in Too Many HS Forfeits? + MOREIf you had to choose between teaching your child empathy or helping her study for tomorrow’s math test, which would you choose?
If you had to choose between raising a kind child or making sure he was fully prepared for next week’s basketball tournament, which would you choose?
Of course, parents shouldn’t have to choose between cultivating empathy and a child’s everyday activities and accomplishments…

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