Sports Parenting Podcast: One sport year round?

Sports Parenting Podcast: One sport year round?

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Inside the Mysterious World of Baseball Scouting

There was a time in which baseball scouts and associate scouts (aka “bird dogs”) were found everywhere at amateur games. High school games, college, summer leagues, Babe Ruth games, you name it. If a young man had a big game at the plate or on the mound, chances were good that somebody r.... More »

You’re Invited to a Free Online Soccer Summit! + MORE

Do you have a soccer player in the house? If your answer is YES, then you won’t want to miss this free online soccer summit hosted by If you’re answer is NO, then you may still want to listen in on some of the summit sessions because they actually can apply to.... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Parents Sue School District So Their Injured Son Can Play in Championship Game

Every so often, something happens in the course of amateur and youth sports that makes one pause….and makes one think about whether we as sports parent really do have our priorities in order. Let ask you this: if your son, a HS football player, had been diagnosed with a possible concussion, would .... More »
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What to do When Your Athletes Are Benched

Helping Young Athletes Rebuild Confidence One parent asks: “My child was recently demoted out of the starting lineup on his basketball team and has been having troubles playing ever since. What can I do to help him get back in the starting lineup?” Demotions of any kind can undermine ki.... More »
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Do I Need To See A Doctor Right Now For My Knee Injury? + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The SAFE Method is a very handy acronym to assist any coach, athlete, or parent decide whether an injury is serious enough to require urgent evaluation by a trai.... More »
To listen to this sports parenting podcast, click on the above arrow. Are you feeling the pressure of youth sports specialization? In this episode I talk with Tyrre Burks of about what parents should consider when it comes to one-sport-year-round and how they can fight against the specialization trend…

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