SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Revisiting the Most Pressing Issues in Youth and Amateur Sports + MORE

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Revisiting the Most Pressing Issues in Youth and Amateur Sports + MORE

5 Things I Want My Kids to REALLY KNOW in 2018

  Whether you are a parent of a 5, 15, or 25-year-old, it’s always good to take a hard look at how you are doing at parenting. This year, I want to be sure that there are some things my kids really, really know, and in order for them to know these things, I will...Read More  &#.... More »

5 Keys to Raising Fearless Children

Raising fearless children, whether on the ball field or in the classroom, is a goal of every good parent. But what if your athlete struggles with fear? Fear of failure? Fear of risk? Fear of not being good enough? Where does this fear come from? It shows up in children without any warning and  you..... 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 »
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How Low Self-Confidence Hurts Sports Kids + MORE

Identifying Focus Issues in Young Athletes A sports parent writes: “My child gets fouled a lot, when the referee fails to make a call, or when it builds through a game, he sometimes loses control. This is usually anger boiling over. Also, when an opposing player talks to him (taunts) he can.... More »
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Helping Youth Baseball Players Deal with Failure

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 »
Back in June of this year, I did a Sports Edge show in which I asked a fairly simple question about youth sports. And the response was so overwhelming that I promised myself that I would come back to revisit the topic soon.
And today is that day.
What was that question?
What do you think is the biggest issue confronting youth and amateur sports today?
Now, take a moment and think about the headlines that have confronted you as a sports parent or as a coach in the year 2017…

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There’s a lot of talk about how to change the game in youth sports, a lot of really good ideas that are ultimately aimed at getting rid of negativity that permeates todays competitive culture. I feel the antidote to negativity in youth sports can be summed up in one word: gratitude. Not simply saying please…

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