The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports + MORE

The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports + MORE

Here are 5 Types of Manipulation That Happen in Youth Sports–and in LIFE

Let’s be honest. We are all guilty of manipulation in one way or another. Parents do it. Kids do it. Coaches do it. It’s very difficult to stop doing and, in fact, it almost seems like manipulation is a default mechanism in many relationships. But healthy relationships cannot be driven b.... More »
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Messing With Success + 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 »

CoachUp’s Pump-Up Playlist #2 + MORE

CoachUp’s Pump-Up Playlist #2 About a month ago, we asked some of our most esteemed coaches and employees to weigh in on their favorite pump-up songs. It was a smashing success, so we’re bringing it back for another edition! While your fall sports are nearing the playoff push, it’s.... More »
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What is KT Tape and How Should You Use It? + MORE

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means I earn a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking through any of my links. There is no additional cost to you. The first time I saw KT Tape in action, I was watching women's beach volleyball on TV and it was Kerri Walsh Jennin.... More »

One Word That Will Raise Your Child’s Game + MORE

Is your child struggling? Maybe he’s in a slump, or perhaps she’s feeling unmotivated. I’d like to tell you about one word that will raise your child’s game. I saw my kids struggle several times through the years as they played. And it wasn’t because they didn’t w.... More »
We’ve talked a lot about access over the last few years here on the B/R Blog.
We’ve talked about the pros and cons of access. It can lead to great, detailed storytelling and analytical insight. It can also be used as a carrot or stick by those controlling it, thus allowing them to control the message…

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The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports

– changingthegameproject.com

“My 4th grader tried to play basketball and soccer last year,” a mom recently told me as we sat around the dinner table after one of my speaking engagements. “It was a nightmare. My son kept getting yelled at by both coaches as we left one game early to race to a game in the [...]

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kids football tournaments 1395774823 889333395 The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports + MORETed LigetyTwo years before he stood on the Sochi Olympics podium with a gold medal around his neck, alpine skier Ted Ligety took a trip to Alaska.  There was no qualifying race or Team USA training session, but rather a heli-skiing trek in the Chugach Mountains with a film crew from Warren Miller Entertainment…

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nfl flag football tournament 1395774813 1450134436 The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University
Last week I wrote about the recently published consensus statement in the British Journal of Sports Medicine regarding the benefits of resistance training for young athletes…

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If you are married, you may have discovered why marriage is important and experienced some of the good that comes from it. Or maybe marriage was hard for some of you and you’re no longer married. However, there is hope. But that hope starts with realizing that marriage can be way more amazing than you have experienced or even thought…

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