Neurosurgeons say if they practiced the way they did 18 months ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Heart surgeons believe if they practiced the way they did 5 years ago, they’d be sued for malpractice. Yet, in youth sport coaching we still practice the way we did when we were kids. John Kessel .... 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 »
Helping Sports Kids With Mental Preparation
In the new video series “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions that deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com.... More »
The new Softball Mom Planner provides 8 customizable forms for you to stay on top of all the goings on for the season. Things can get hectic with traveling sports, but this tool will keep you organized. The 8 forms are a perfect tool for any parent or coach. You’ll get a pre-season checklist, .... More »
This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. Youth sports is a great place for kids to learn how to deal with kids who are different. Whether it’s race, religion, skill-level or economic status, kids come together to play sports and they a.... 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.