You don’t have to be a crazy sports parent to be a little too invested in your child’s youth sports experience. I was never seen as a whacko parent, but there were definitely times when I sensed that I was taking my kids’ games way too seriously. When I was thinking clearly enough .... More »
Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure
Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon.
“The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... More »
Parents: Help Sports Kids Let go of Mistakes
In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Kay about what she can do when her son freezes because the coach is really intense.
Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to su.... More »
Remember all those wonderful platitudes that we sports parents like to point to as to why it’s a positive life experience for our kids to play HS sports?
You know what I mean – all the intangibles that coaches and we like to point to? Playing competitive sports leads to better sportsmans.... More »
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Brian Cole, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Head Team Physician, Chicago Bulls (NBA)
Tal David, M.D.
Synergy Specialists Medical.... More »
Jadeveon Clowney at 2014 NFL Scouting CombineWith the Olympics over and the NBA and NHL not yet into playoff mode, the NFL knows its fans need a shot of football in late winter. To prepare us (and the team general managers and coaches) for the NFL Draft in early May, 300 of the best college football players visited Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis last week for the annual NFL Scouting Combine…
On Sunday, February 16, the Nanaimo (B.C.) Clippers edged the Prince George Cougars, 3-2, on a hotly disputed goal in the final moments of a hard-fought double-overtime pee wee hockey tournament game in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The victory moved the Tier I Clippers into fifth place in the 43rd annual Vernon Coca-Cola Invitational…
I had the pleasure of talking youth ice hockey with Doug Abrams this AM on my radio show. Now, normally, I have Doug on — who’s on the faculty at teh Univ of Missouri School of Law – to discuss legal aspects regarding sports parenting — and he and our colleague Steve Kallas are just terrific – but for some time I have wanted to discuss in some detail the mindset of Hockey Moms and Dads with Doug…
If you’re not much of a romantic, we think you’ll love this funny take on a popular song. It’s true that life sometimes seems to get in the way of, well, life. But that’s no reason to throw in the towel altogether. Enjoy this funny video and then take a moment to think of a small gesture you can do for your wife today that will show her how much you truly love her…
Concord, MA, March 2, 2014: On Friday, March 7, 2014, Brooke de Lench will be
participating in a day-long symposium presented by the University of Maryland’s Journal of Business & Technology Law (JBTL) on the "State of Concussions: Protecting Athletes through Advances in Law, Public Health, and Science…
Okay, men. Raise your hand if you were less than thrilled when Valentine’s Day rolled around, and if you secretly wish such occasions had never been invented. So that’s, let me count, around seventy-five million of you.
It may be easy to dismiss sappy, contrived, cheesy holidays invented by the greeting card industry and propped up by florists and chocolatiers – but that’s just one day! Fact is, there’s never a shortage of opportunity for All Pro Dads to practice their Prince Charming moves, plus teach their kids a thing or two about how to treat a woman…