The 24-hour rule was established at a high school where my husband taught and coached for many years. The rule was simply this: if you have a problem with the coach after a game, wait 24 hours before talking to him or her. Unfortunately, parents didn’t always abide by the rule and the result .... More »
The National Athletic Trainers' Association and Youth Sports Safety Alliance have issued best practice youth sports health safety guidelines. Touted as the first of their kind, the guidelines, however, largely mirror best practice recommendations that MomsTEAM Institute, a member of the Alliance,.... More »
How Parents Can Help Sports Kids Stay Safe
It’s hard to read the stories about members of the USA Gymnastics Team being harassed and abused by the team’s doctor.
And it’s easy to worry about such dangers.
Kids who are bullied, abused or harassed as sports kids can suffer throughout their lives.... More »
Helping Sports Kids Build Confidence When Injured
When kids experience sports injuries severe enough to keep them from playing or participating, they tend to have fairly dramatic reactions, said Dr. Jorge Gomez, Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician at Texas Children’s Hospital in a podcast intervie.... More »
The Importance of Resiliency in Youth Sports
A sports parent asks, “My children seem to get easily stressed out when things go wrong while playing. Is there anything I can do about this?”
The issue your children are facing is common and can be challenging. They could benefit from some tr.... More »
In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about How To Refocus Quickly When Distracted. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.
Do you get distracted by simple stuff when you go compete? I’m going to teach you one really basic but important skill to help you focus your best in
Whether you’re a young athlete still learning the ropes or you have years of experience, whether you win or lose, whether you feel confident or not on the INSIDE, it’s important to act like a champion on the OUTSIDE.
Never underestimate how far a good attitude can take you, or how much it can hurt your chances for success when you have a bad one…
Ken TaylorYoung athletes live in a pretty strange world. So many adults saying things to them but no one really communicating. Its hard enough for them to decipher one adult’s vague instructions but then have to blend the mixed messages of parents and coaches. Ken Taylor, former NFL cornerback for the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears, has been working with young athletes for over 20 years, specifically on making them faster…