The Athletes Guide to Essential Self-Care + MORE

The Athletes Guide to Essential Self-Care + MORE
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Parents: Give Your Kids Permission to Make Mistakes + MORE

Do Parents Expect Athlete to Not Make Mistakes? Do your sports kids struggle with their composure or game after making mistakes? We receive this question a lot: A coach asks: “I coach a U16 girls team, and I find that while they are great athletically, they tend to fold under pressure and cru.... More »

Should My Child Play Up? The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving Kids to Older Age Groups

Manchester United’s Carrington Training Center is not only one of the finest youth soccer academies in the world. On every field, the future of the club is evident, as aspiring young players dodge, weave, pass and move the United way. At the same time, everywhere you turn you stare at history. Ima.... More »

Your Child’s Back-to-School-Sports Check List + MORE

This post is sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to make back to school sports as easy as possible by providing the best tools to help teams and parents run their organizations smoothly. There’s a lot of things to remember to do as your child heads back to school sports:.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: How do You Cuts Kids from Teams During Tryouts? + MORE

I want to talk about the age-old concern about getting cut from a team. I want you to consider this potentially life-changing event from the vantage point of the coach, from that of the athlete, and from the perspective of the parent as well. As long as there has been competitive sports and teams, t.... More »
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Injury Prevention Warmup Programs Work- Use One!

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Warmup based injury prevention programs such as the FIFA 11+ and others show a dramatic reduction in injury rates for young athletes The results are so impressiv.... More »
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Many athletes like to pride themselves on being “tough” and pushing themselves to the limits. They are hyper-focused on their goals and apply all their energy towards the big game, race, or performance coming up in the near future or the end of the season. They wake up early to work out, put in extra practice time, go on muscle-building diets, and even sacrifice social time in order to squeeze in every possible second of perfecting their skills…

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