The cost of youth sports continues to increase with the goals parents are setting for their young athletes and as competition gets more heated. Loftier goals + stiffer competition=more money spent. The question you as a sports parent must ask yourself is this: how much is too much? I’ve read .... More »
Power struggles and back talk issues? I hear ya!
In fact, “I hear ya” is a phrase I encourage you to try the next time your child complains about doing homework, washing the dishes, taking a bath, or – whatever the complaint department problem is at the moment. “I hear ya” is a great way .... More »
The blog began simply enough, making notice of information about concussion in a time when there was so much misunderstanding. It turned into a cathartic exercise on how I have dealt with concussions as an athletic trainer – the good and the bad. It has slowly morphed into a platform for c.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Be careful with loose teeth. A dentist should evaluate a player with a loose tooth before the player can return to play. This player may need to be fitted for a .... More »
If you really want your child to love their sport, feel good about themselves and have a good chance to go as far as possible, then one of your most important jobs besides loving them unconditionally is to NOT coach. And the one place where the most "coaching" happens is on the car ride home right .... More »
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…
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 [...]
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…
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…
Sports 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…