SmartTeams™ Talk: Individualized Return To Learn Approach Needed, Says Pieroth + MORE

SmartTeams™ Talk: Individualized Return To Learn Approach Needed, Says Pieroth + MORE

SPORTS PARENTING: Is It Okay for Our Young Athletes to Fail in Sports?

As many of you know, I was on vacation last week. That break gave me some time to catch up on a lot of email and articles, and during my time off, one parenting column in particular – written by a parenting reporter from CNN, Kelly Wallace —  caught my eye. The column’s headline was: Why .... More »
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ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Growing Shortage of Sports Officials + MORE

 How Referee Shortages Threaten Player Safety  By Doug Abrams On March 27, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer published a thoughtful article by Tim Stevens, “Abusive Fans Make It Tougher to Recruit High School Sports Refs.” The article led with this troublesome forecast: “Irate high school sport.... More »
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Why Young Athletes Give Up + MORE

Perfectionism In Young Athletes We recently received a note from a parent about how her 10-year-old’s high expectations lead her to give up when faced with adversity. This is common when a child, like this softball player, has achieved success. She has pitched many perfect games, including at sta.... More »

How Parents and Coaches Can Help Cut Down on Concussions + MORE

On September 13, 2016, coaches and youth sports leaders around the world will participate in Team Up Day, a day designed to focus on cutting down on youth sports concussions. The straightforward, but powerful goal of Team Up Day is to make sure as many athletes as possible hear a simple speech. Th.... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: New Study Suggests More Concussions in Girls Soccer than in HS Football

There was a recent study published headlined by a medical professor at Northwestern University who says that girls who play HS soccer suffer a much higher incidence of concussions than boys do – even those boys who play HS football. As you might imagine, I was somewhat stunned by this. After all, .... More »
Coaches need to create a culture of safety in which self-reporting by athletes of concussion symptoms is encouraged, not discouraged, and they aren’t penalized for honest reporting, says neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy.D, Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program of NorthShore Medical Group and consultant to the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Fire…

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Return to learn is just as important as return to play, says Neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy.D, Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program of NorthShore Medical Group and consultant to the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox and Fire. Need to assess the child’s individual symptoms and what triggers them to determine what adjustments to the school day are appropriate…

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Most pediatricians can handle uncomplicated concussions, says neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy.D, Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program of NorthShore Medical Group and consultant to the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Fire, but parents may need to ask for a referral if their child’s doctor isn’t comfortable treating concussions, or where the concussion is more complicated, such as where recovery is taking longer than expected, or where the athlete has a history of concussions.

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To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. If there was any way that you could help your child gain the mental edge in youth sports, would you do it? Today’s podcast guest and I will discuss that question. My guest is sports psychologist Will Drumright from Dr. Rob Bell & Associates…

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In a wide-ranging and informative presentation to parents in Grand Prairie, Texas as part of MomsTEAM’s SmartTeams program, Sophia Grant, M.D., F.A.A.P, of Cook Children’s Medical Center in Ft. Worth, Texas explains the benefits and drawbacks of youth sports, and talks about the different forms of psychological and sexual abuse and how coaches and parents can help keep youth athletes safe…

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Make sure that the neuropsychologist involved in your child’s treatment after concussion has training in concussion assessment and treatment, has kept up with evolving research and practice guidelines, and understands athletes and sports culture, says neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy.D, Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program of NorthShore Medical Group and consultant to the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox and Fire…

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Although the outdoor season is winding down, the indoor leagues are about to begin! Even more topically, last week’s MLS Playoffs kicked off with a beauty between the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City. After a 2-2 tie in regulation and extra time, the win-or-go-home game transitioned into penalty kicks…

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