In this era of highly competitive sports, more and more runners, cyclists, soccer players and other serious athletes are eagerly seeking information on how to fuel optimally. Performance nutrition is also of interest to Marines, special operations troops such as the Navy Sea, Air and Land .... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case o.... More »
Are you looking for answers on how to help your child compete better? Maybe you’ve spent a lot of time and money teaching her skills, but she can’t seem to perform consistently. For young athletes, the mental toughness struggle is real. As the pressures of youth sports have increased ov.... More »
Benefits of Mental Game Training For Young Athletes
Sports parents and children alike may be hesitant to adopt mental game coaching for a variety of reasons…
It’s common for a sports parent to think:
“If I encourage my sports children to work on their mental game, it might HURT their .... More »
Pregame Mistakes Kids Make
Just before a game, kids can derail their mental game by failing to trust in all that they’ve learned in practice.
Without trust in what they’ve learned, kids are more likely to play tentatively and to avoid making mistakes.
Instead, we want your young athletes to tru.... More »
Carla Morton, Ph.D., a pediatric neuropsychologist at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, explains that a neuropsychologist has specialized training in how the brain works, and how to measure how a concussion disrupts how the brain function and identify areas in which the child is having difficulty…
Dr. Carla Morton, a pediatric neuropsychologist at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, says a science-based, individualized approach to concussion management is needed because brains and concussions are like snowflakes: no two are the same.
Early identification and removal from play in case of suspected concussion is not only critical to avoiding longer recovery and increased risk of serious, potentially catastrophic brain injury, says Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy.D, a Board Certified Neuropsychologist, and Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program at the NorthShore Medical Group, but because an athlete who keeps playing with concussion is more likely to suffer an orthopedic injury and can’t perform as well, so that in staying in the game because they don’t want to let their teammates down they end up letting their teammates down because they don’t play well…
Stay Confident After A Loss
It’s easy to hurt your young athletes’ confidence after a game, saying the wrong things or talking too much about the game, especially if your team lost.
Many kids link their self-esteem with their performance. We don’t want that to happen. Too often, parents say things that sink kids’ confidence and self-esteem after a game…
To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Skye Eddy Bruce of The Institute for Soccer Parenting. Skye is the founder of SoccerParenting.com and a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. As a mother of two athletes, she knows what it takes to be a positive soccer mom,…
Most sports-related concussions can be managed by a pediatrician, says Dr. Carla Morton, a pediatric neuropsychologist at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, because they know the child the best. Where is there a need for specialized care, the pediatrician can decide which specialist the child should see.