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

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

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Why are Fewer Kids Playing Baseball and Softball?

At a sports parenting event this past week in Norwalk, CT, several of the attendees mentioned that in recent years, there’s been a definite downward trend in terms of kids coming out for baseball and softball, especially at the youth levels. That got me thinking, because certainly the populari.... More »
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PITCH COUNTS: Are They Really Working…or Resulting in Too Many HS Forfeits? + 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 – i.... More »

How to Defeat Sports Parenting Anxiety + MORE

Do you ever suffer from sports parenting anxiety? Just about every sports parent feels it, the anxiousness in the pit of your stomach when you’re worried about your child. I’ve felt it many times in 22 years of sports parenting. There were times when my son was a senior quarterback that .... More »
 SmartTeams™ Talk: Individualized Return To Learn Approach Needed, Says Pieroth + MORE

I Have a Dream for Kids Playing Sports + MORE

Two years ago, I first posted I have a Dream for Youth Sports. I still have that dream for kids playing sports. It motivates me to encourage parents to give their kids a positive youth sports experience. I hope that this is your dream too!   One of the most famous lines of King’s  speech .... More »
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How Sports Parents Can Help Kids Before Games + MORE

Young Athletes And Pregame Mental Preparation It’s so tempting, as parents, to give kids your top tips so they perform well in the game… This is because we want so badly for our kids to perform well, stay focused, and be confident about their performance. We can’t help but say things li.... 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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