On October 10th, Huffington Post posted an article that helped summarize the findings of Dr. Chris Stankovich, a sports psychologist, who is focused on youth sports and their effects on the development of children. There is an exceptionally interesting keyword at the crux of the research: burnout. T.... More »
Every parent wants to know the key to success that will help a son or daughter thrive in life, that “secret sauce” for raising a healthy child. Does such a sauce exist? The answer depends on your mindset as a parent and how you turn your mindset into practice with your children.
Here’s a quiz:.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Heat Illness is a broad term used for a range of problems such as dehydration, cramping, dizziness, heat exhaustion and a very serious problem called heat stroke.... More »
Most parents want their children to have a positive youth sports experience. It’s just that they often end up unintentionally sabotaging that effort by the way they act at their child’s sporting event.
Give your child a positive youth sports experience by avoiding these 10 game day behaviors.
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This post is sponsored by Shannon McDougall, author of Beginning Mental Training Skills, a program that trains athletes to deal with anxiety and disappointment in youth sports. It’s not fun to watch your child get discouraged when playing sports. Unfortunately, we can’t give our kids.... More »
Tired of reading about all that is wrong in youth sports? So are we! TeamSnap and I have teamed up for the Make It Right Campaign this fall to share stories with you of people who are doing what they can to Make It Right in youth sports. There are lots of folks out there who…Read More
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