The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent + MORE

The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent + MORE
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Coming Back From: Shoulder Separation

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A “shoulder separation” is a different injury than a shoulder dislocation The shoulder separation involves a sprain to the ligaments of a joint at the point .... More »
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What Young Athletes Learn From the Mindset of Olympians + MORE

Mental Toughness Lessons From Olympians With the start of the summer Olympics, kids and teens have lots to learn from Olympians—dedication, perseverance and courage, for example. Daniel B. Peters, PhD., a psychologist who specializes in children and families, notes that many Olympians begin their.... More »

Why Keeping the Fun in Youth Sports is So Important

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. The idea of “hard work’ gets a lot of attention. We teach our kids that if they are not willing to work hard for something, then they will not truly appreciate it. I totally agree with that...Read&.... More »
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How Sports Parents Can Help Kids Before Games + MORE

Young Athletes And Pregame Mental Preparation It’s so tempting, as parents, to give kids your top tips so they perform well in the game… This is because we want so badly for our kids to perform well, stay focused, and be confident about their performance. We can’t help but say things li.... More »

The Culture Code: Our 2017 Book of the Year (Plus Other Staff Picks)

It’s that time of year again, our final blog where we review our favorite books of 2017. There were some amazing books out there this year, and the choices were tough. This year, we also brought in some staff favorites to add to our master list. Hopefully, you can find a great read for the The pos.... More »
The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent Amidst all the crazy, loud, pushy, and hovering adults are a select group of leaders minding their own business as they focus on being great youth sports parents. These parents may not get noticed much, but that doesn’t stop their efforts because recognition is not why they are working at […] The post The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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How About Some Hot Sauce With That Leg Cramp?

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Muscle cramps are painful, involuntary contractions of a muscle
Many theories have been made over the years about cause and risks for muscle cramps, including poor warmup, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalances
New theories about muscle cramps focus on hyper-active nerve stimulus leading to the muscle cramp
One preventive approach is to fool the nerve into quieting down by drinking a pungent, spicy drink…

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