The 10,000 Hour Myth + MORE

The 10,000 Hour Myth + MORE

Why Athletic Talent isn’t Enough + MORE

Your child may be an amazing athlete, but athletic talent is not enough for them to achieve their goals. In a study that is rather long and tedious, author Daniel Chambliss addresses The Mundanity of Excellence as it relates to Olympic swimmers. His conclusions go against the grain of what we see a .... More »
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Ankle Sprain: When Can I Play Again + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Recovery and return to play after ankle sprains will vary depending on the severity of the injury, and the injured athlete’s unique healing response Sport spec.... More »
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Jammed Finger- See A Doctor Or Not?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A jammed finger occurs with direct impact to the tip of a finger and is generally a mild sprain that resolves in a few days Some finger injuries can be more seri.... More »
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What Can Athletes Learn From the US Open Semifinal Upset? + MORE

What can sports kids learn from the US Open semifinal Upset? Kids can learn a lot from underdog Roberta Vinci’s surprise win over Serena Williams during the US Open’s semifinals… Serena Williams is viewed as the best tennis player in the world. And Vinci is viewed as an underdog. So how d.... More »
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How to Explain Mental Training to Young Athletes

Mental Game Coaching For Young Athletes A sport parent asks: “My son has been in a slump with all his baseball activities that he cannot seem to shake. He cannot communicate to us what he needs to help him and we don’t want him to fail even more. How do we help him understand?” To answ.... More »
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UK-based charity, Glad’s House, is using sport as a positive way to engage with street kids in Mombasa, Kenya.
When the charity was founded seven years ago, Glad’s House had a vision of helping homeless children in the city through a program of enterprise, education and sport, with the ultimate goal of reuniting children with their families and reintegrating them into society…

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The 10,000 Hour Myth

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A myth is a false belief or idea that is widely held. One such myth that has enveloped youth sports is the idea that an elite athlete needs 10,000 hours of sustained, deliberate training in order to become a top performer. This is a myth in every sense of the word. I recently gave a [...]

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Poynter’s Al Tompkins does a close analysis of one of this year’s most popular Super Bowl commercials, “Puppy Love,” in a post and video headlined “What you can learn about video storytelling from the Budweiser Super Bowl commercial.”
I recommend spending eight minutes with it…

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Time waits on no man. At some point your kids will grow up, leave your home, and you’ll be empty nesters. They’ll go on to have families of their own, and you won’t see them as much. Right now, they need you more than you need them. But fast forward a few decades and you will need them more than they need you…

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national youth football championships 1392275868 1695531974 The 10,000 Hour Myth + MORESports parents and coaches tell us that one of their biggest challenges is motivating their young athletes- especially without pressuring them.
Parents often say that their athletes have loads of talent, but don’t like to practice. Coaches sometimes say their kids like to goof off with each other more than they like playing the game…

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