Statistics released by the National Athletic Trainers' Association in March 2016 show improvement in the number of states that have adopted best practices in three major areas of sports safety, but that safety gaps persist.
The number of states (and percent improvements since the 2014-15 school .... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
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 »
Each of us wants our children to develop positive relationships—to experience the power of unconditional love, support, friendship, and encouragement throughout school and life.
But we also know that creating and sustaining relationships is hard work—effort that requires a cooperative ability to.... More »
The 2018 Minnesota High School All Hockey Hair Team Video has been out for a couple of days now. For the last 8 years, the Minnesota High School All Hockey Hair Team videos have been a national treasure. Released in March each year after the Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament, the announcement .... More »
What’s The Problem With Perfectionism?
Perfectionist sports kids show up to practice on time and work hard to improve their skills. Coaches like them because they follow directions. Sounds perfect, right?
But there’s a problem with perfectionist sports kids—often, both in sports and life..... 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…