Sports Parenting Podcast: Parenting Tips from a Soccer Mom + MORE

Sports Parenting Podcast: Parenting Tips from a Soccer Mom + MORE

CoachUp Coach Antwon Hicks to run at the Rio Olympics

CoachUp Coach Antwon Hicks to run at the Rio Olympics (Shoutout to Making of Champions for their awesome photo + video!) CoachUp is excited to announce that Antwon Hicks, a member of our family and exceptional CoachUp Coach, has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Hicks, who will be competing in th.... More »
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Why Pregame Mental Prep is Critical for Athletes + MORE

Pregame Mental Preparation For Young Athletes Just before a game or competition, kids need to be as mentally ready as possible. However, it’s hard to do this when kids feel anxious, distracted, worried or tense about what’s about to happen. This can undermine kids’ performance and con.... More »
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Help Kids Improve Their Focus Before Competition

Parents: Help Kids Boost Pregame Concentration Just before kids compete, they need to focus as much as possible on what’s happening right now, not on the past or future. They will do better if they can avoid focusing on common distractions–what others think of them, the score, the win, or pa.... More »
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Messing With Success + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Today’s post is purely my opinion, with some observations on parental influence in teenage athletics. Towards the end of the school year, we gather with the Athletic Traine.... More »
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Taking The Ice Bath Plunge For Muscle Soreness- Helpful or Not?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Ice baths have been popular with adult endurance athletes for a long time, and are claimed to reduce soreness and improve recovery The available evidence seems t.... More »

What Is A Neuropsychologist?

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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…

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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.

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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…

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How Do You React After a Game?

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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…

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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,…

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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.

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