Yes, you read that right. You don’t have to like your child’s coach. You don’t have to like the coach’s style, defensive strategy, or offensive game plan. A coach can totally rub you the wrong way, and you may not even be able to pinpoint exactly why. He or she just does. The bad news....... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Today’s post is purely my opinion, with some observations on parental influence in teenage athletics.
Towards the end of the school year, we gather with the Athletic Traine.... More »
Our certificates for youth sports are a great way to recognize players and coaches. Many youth sports are year round experiences. But, some winter sports are winding down or are completely over for teams. If you’re a coach in youth sports or a team parent, or maybe just an interest sports pare.... More »
A couple of weeks ago, we really zeroed in on what –in my opinion — I consider to be at the true epicenter of all the conflicts and friction these days between Sports Parents and HS coaches.
More specifically, the issue of Parental Expectations for their kids in sports.
The response to t.... More »
If your child has ever been coached by a negative coach, you have probably been tempted to fight fire with fire. If he’s a yeller, you want to chew him out. If he’s critical, you want to be critical about him being critical. If he focuses more on the mistakes of the team than on...Read.... More »
With the start of another school year comes great excitement and anticipation for those who will be participating in sports. For some, this becomes a great way to make friends, have fun, learn new skills and reach for excellence. For others, it quickly transforms into a time of anxiety and fear.
If you’re a parent or coach who’s genuinely interested in creating a great sports experience for your kids then this is the perfect time – right at the start of a new season – to set a positive intention for the next few months or school year ahead…
A few years ago my dad apologized for being distracted throughout my childhood. “I’m deeply sorry for that,” he wrote. “I hope you always knew how much I loved you.”
My dad didn’t go into detail about what he was sorry for … he didn’t need to. I knew. I remember.
But I remember something more…