SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY SECRETS: What Sports Parents Need to Know

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY SECRETS: What Sports Parents Need to Know
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When Sports Teaches Life Skills – According to Abby Wambach

Building Your Child’s Confidence Through Sports Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and Women’s World Cup Champion, has some great insights into the world of sports parenting that illustrate the lessons we try to instill in parents. In a recent article with the Washington Post, she.... More »
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Coping With The Mental Side of Sports Injuries in Kids

Helping Sports Kids Build Confidence When Injured When kids experience sports injuries severe enough to keep them from playing or participating, they tend to have fairly dramatic reactions, said Dr. Jorge Gomez, Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician at Texas Children’s Hospital in a podcast intervie.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: HS Baseball Team Wins Game 82-0 + MORE

Well, this is just wrong. Numerous reports surfaced over the last couple of days where a HS varsity baseball team defeated an opponent 82-0. Here are the details. Old Rochester HS of Massachusetts wanted to add an extra game or two to its spring schedule, and their coach, Steve Carvalho, looked arou.... More »
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Overthrowing: Abnormal Shoulder MRIs In Young Baseball Players Without Shoulder Pain

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent medical study showed that more than 50% of throwing shoulders in young baseball players without shoulder pain had MRI abnormalities These MRI issues have t.... More »

How to Raise Influencers

If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »
As sports parents, we worry so much about our kids learning the correct physical technique or mechanics in their sports…but about their mental approach?
For example, what should you say to your youngster if they’re getting visibly nervous or moody before a game?
Is it okay if they develop certain rituals or superstitions as part of their pre-game prep?
Dan McGinn, who is a sports parent himself, has written a new book entitled PSYCHED UP: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed, and I was eager to interview on my radio show this AM…

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