Revisiting the cliche blacklist: Are there new offenders we should ban? + MORE

Revisiting the cliche blacklist: Are there new offenders we should ban? + MORE

Drill of the Week: Defending The Deep Ball + MORE

It’s almost time for fall playoffs around the country, so it’s crucial that you’re in peak form, both physically and mentally. The pressure on defensive units to excel will never be higher, but do you feel like you’re prepared for everything? For defensive backs and corners i.... More »
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Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer + MORE

Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer Just because children have long forgotten about homework during the summer, that doesn’t mean they should also forget about all they’ve worked towards in sports. The warmer months are no excuse for children to fall out of the habit of training, but wit.... More »
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Giving The Green Light To Resistance Training In Young Athletes + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University I am frequently asked questions about resistance training (otherwise called “weight training”) for young athletes.  Is it “right” or “wrong”?  When is the righ.... More »

How to Sell Used Youth Sports Equipment

This post is sponsored and paid for by SidelineSwap.com, a site where you can buy and sell used sports equipment. Their mission is to provide athletes with a more affordable way to get gear so that everyone can play the sports they love.  During 22 years of being a sports family, our closets have.... More »
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How to Help Kids Stop Dwelling on Mistakes

Helping Young Athletes Let Go of Mistakes When kids hang onto mistakes, they often end up experiencing low confidence, frustration and poor performance. When they dwell on their mistakes, they can’t focus in the moment or have fun playing sports because they become so angry with themselves. I.... More »
flag football tournament 1393939131 709229473 Revisiting the cliche blacklist: Are there new offenders we should ban? + MOREFifteen years ago, researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation did a national study examining kids’ perceptions of athletes’ behavior both on and off the field. According to their findings, many kids are learning lessons about sports and life from watching famous athletes.
The findings may be 15 years old, but not much has changed in the world of kids and their heroes…

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Spring is almost here! It is one of my favorite times of the year. During the winter everything dies off, but come spring you begin to see new growth, bright green grass and leaves begin to sprout, the sun seems brighter, and it energizes you!
It is very easy to notice the new growth that happens in spring, but how often do we notice the growth in our kids…

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It’s a cliché to pack a blog post about clichés with clichés, so I’m not going to do it. I should get a medal for this. I really want to do it.
That’s the thing about clichés. They’re alluring, seductive. It feels so good when your brain reaches for a clever phrase and—hey! Here’s one!
I’m sure thousands of such moments have led to this terrifying, entertaining collection of 150 clichés that have been banned from the pages of the Washington Post’s Sunday Outlook section by editor Carlos Lozada and his staff…

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