The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports + MORE

The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports + MORE

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Are Kids Born with Grit…Or Do They Learn it?

There’s a major New York Times best-selling book that was published about two months ago, and it has the simple title of GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The author is Dr. Angela Duckworth, a professor of psychology  at the Univ of Penn who has studied this trait – grit — for .... More »
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One Day You Will Miss Practice, I Promise + MORE

One Day You Will Miss Practice, I Promise Those two-a-day practices in the heat; those after-school battles each and every day with your teammates — I took it for granted, I must admit. Whether your sport is on 84 feet of hardwood or somewhere inside the foul lines of a baseball diamond, one .... More »
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Three Little Words to Diffuse Your Next Power Struggle + MORE

Power struggles and back talk issues? I hear ya! In fact, “I hear ya” is a phrase I encourage you to try the next time your child complains about doing homework, washing the dishes, taking a bath, or – whatever the complaint department problem is at the moment. “I hear ya” is a great way .... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: An Olympian Talks About Winning and Helping Your Kids Succeed + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Jason Dorland of Jason Dorland Coaching. Jason Dorland is an author, Olympian, coach, entrepreneur and storyteller who has dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence for himself and those he supports. During his.... 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 »
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

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“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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