Sideline Chatter: Hear From Mom + Dad, Vol. 1 + MORE

Sideline Chatter: Hear From Mom + Dad, Vol. 1 + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: TAKING A KNEE – PART TWO

i had a very strong response to last week’s show and blog posting regarding HS kids taking a knee to protest racial oppression in this country. I was impressed with the smart comments  on both sides of the issue, all dealing with the balancing of patriotic respect for our country v. one’s g.... More »
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How Do Parental Expectations Hurt Young Athletes? + MORE

 How High Expectations Lead to Pressure in Young Athletes A recent NCAA poll of more than 21,000 current college athletes shed some interesting light on how pressured these athletes feel about making it big. The data, from NCAA’s GOALS Study of the Student-Athlete experience, and just reported in.... More »

YOUTH BASEBALL TRENDS: “Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?”

When Casey Stengel was managing the hapless New York Mets in their first year of existence in 1962, Casey became so frustrated with his team’s lack of fundamental baseball that he once exclaimed in frustration: “Can’t anybody here play this game?” That moment was well over 50.... More »
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Pitch Smart Recommendations for Youth Baseball

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Young pitchers are at risk for arm injuries due to a number of factors, and pitching while fatigued is perhaps the biggest risk for injury MLB’s Pitch Smart gu.... More »

Vision Assessment Should Be Part Of Return-To-Learn Protocol, UAB Researchers Say + MORE

A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children reporting academic difficulty, says a new study. (1) read more.... More »

The consensus of experts is that any tasty drink works for sports hydration unless it is forbidden (e.g. energy drinks, coffee or tea), including room temperature or ice water, or sports drinks, says Dr. Jim MacDonald, a pediatric sports medicine physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio…

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Ever notice how quitting is vilified as the worst thing you can possibly do, as the mark of failure and shame, a sign of weakness, and as the last possible option in nearly ANY situation, but especially in sports?
While perseverance and stick-to-itiveness are celebrated as the building blocks paving the gritty path to achievement in those athletes who ultimately reach recognition and glory, you almost never hear about the ones who persevered through tough situations and ended up WORSE OFF in some way, physically hurt, or emotionally damaged…

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Make fluids readily available at games and practices, pay extra attention to hydration in high heat and humidity, and have an action plan in place if heat illness suspected, says Dr. Jim MacDonald, a pediatric sports medicine physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

 

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Sports parents, do you ever hear phrases like this uttered by your sports kids?

“I’m not sure I can kick the ball like that.”
“I’m too small to make that shot.”
“I haven’t practiced enough to play in the game.”

These phrases show that your young athletes doubt their abilities. Kids with doubts—and everyone has them, of course—need to understand that doubt is the Number One confidence killer…

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Now that you’ve heard from some of our coaches, it’s time to get the scoop from some of our active parents as well! All things considered, this is valuable information for all parties, even us! For any coaches that may be reading this interview, you’ve now received a direct line to what our CoachUp parents […] The post Sideline Chatter: Hear From Mom + Dad, Vol…

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