The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball This Year + MORE

The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball This Year + MORE

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: What’s the Best Way to Give Feedback to Young Athletes (…and their Parents)? + MORE

One of the basic fundamentals that all coaches embrace – whether at the youth, travel, or HS level – is that a coach has to give feedback to one’s athletes. Problem is, it’s rare for a coach to be trained at any level on how to do this. In short, it’s just sort of ̶.... More »

The Most Underrated Value of the US Woman’s Gymnastics Team + MORE

The Most Underrated Value of the US Woman’s Gymnastics Team For many years, young girls did not dream to be Gymnasts. Thanks to Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, and the rest of the US Women’s Gymnastics team competing in the Rio Olympics, that has massively changed. Not only did they dominate.... More »
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Why Young Athletes Give Up + MORE

Perfectionism In Young Athletes We recently received a note from a parent about how her 10-year-old’s high expectations lead her to give up when faced with adversity. This is common when a child, like this softball player, has achieved success. She has pitched many perfect games, including at sta.... More »
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Building Confidence in Young Athletes

Helping Sports Kids Overcome the Fear of Making Mistakes A sports parent asks: “My daughter is 13 years old and is currently playing basketball. She is very athletic and has natural abilities but just doesn’t know it or use it. Her confidence level is not there. She gets in a game and j.... More »

25 Parenting Educators to Follow


For parents seeking advice and insights on child rearing, the Information Age can be a mixed blessing.
Every conceivable parenting challenge can be found via search engines and refined to your exact specifications. You can share your experiences with “Mommy or Daddy Bloggers” and get feedback from almost anyone willing to respond to your questions…

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The Baseball Hall of Fame honored Roger Angell this weekend with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, its writing honor. Angell is the first writer so honored who was never a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Never a beat writer, Angell wrote long, literary essays about the national pastime for the New Yorker beginning in 1962…

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national youth football championships 1406696022 1383630537 The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball This Year + MOREThe nominees for the best moment in baseball this year include no-hitters, walk-off homers, grand slam home runs, triple plays and outfielders gunning down base runners at home plate.  And, the winner of “The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball” is…
A kid hugging his dad for catching a foul ball at a Padres vs…

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flag football tournament 1406696026 1864854303 The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball This Year + MOREFall tryouts are right around the corner. You may have even had a few captain’s practices already. Whether your sport is soccer, football, field hockey, volleyball, or a different fall sport, it’s important to make the proper offseason preparations in order to make a good first impression at tryouts…

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kids football tournaments 1406696020 349460205 The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball This Year + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Independent and objective scientific analysis is adding to our knowledge of football helmet safety
The researchers at Virginia Tech will next analyze ice hockey helmets and then in the coming years look at baseball, softball, and lacrosse
I would predict that the evidence will be used by parents to demand the safest equipment for their kids

Whenever possible we like to base our medical decisions on high-quality scientific evidence…

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