The Road to Varsity – Arrived! + MORE

The Road to Varsity – Arrived! + MORE
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7 Habits That Will Change Your Life + MORE

Do you feel stuck? Stuck in your parenting habits? Stuck in your work habits? Stuck in your marriage habits? If you’ve never read Stephen Covey’s book 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, you don’t have to! Take a few minutes to watch this video. These are 7 habits worth adapting .... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: What’s the Key Ingredient for Young Athletes Today?

 Advice From the Pros to Parents and Coaches By Doug Abrams In the Sun Herald late last month, writer Patrick Ochs reported on a talk that former all-star outfielder Darryl Strawberry delivered in Biloxi, Mississippi. Reflecting on his 17 seasons in Major League Baseball, Strawberry spoke about you.... More »

The Solution to our Coaching Problem

ONCE AGAIN, recent news brought us a sad story from the world of youth sports. In the Little League World Series for softball, a team from South Snohomish, WA was found to have purposely given less than their best effort in a game, in order to eliminate a potential competitor from the semifinals. Th.... More »

The Right Way to Look at Winning and Losing in Youth Sports

Enough of this nonsense about not loving to win and not hating to lose. This is competition! It’s what sports is all about!   Learn more about how you can keep your child playing and having fun in youth sports!         Related StoriesHere’s a P.... More »
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Help Sports Kids Feel Self-Confident Before Competition

Improving Self-Confidence With Mental Preparation Parents, it’s important to recognize that confidence is the Number One mental game skill that helps kids perform to their potential. And when young athletes learn how to build their confidence in sports, it can transfer to other areas of their.... More »
 
I hate it when people criticize my parenting. Our two-year-old had been screaming for five minutes, and we were out of distractions. There’s nothing worse than being stuck on a runway when your kids start freaking out. We had been entertaining him as best we could with games, toys, snacks, and movies…

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 The Road to Varsity   Arrived! + MOREBy Marc Safran, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
And Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

FAI surgery is sometimes necessary to return the athlete to sports participation
Results from FAI surgery are generally excellent, with 95% of athletes returning to sport at about 4-6 months after surgery

Last week we wrote about a condition called “femoroacetabular impingement”, commonly referred to as “FAI”…

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 The Youth Coach’s “Theater”
By Doug Abrams
 
A few years ago, I happened to watch a pee wee hockey practice conducted by a coach who spent nearly the entire hour-long session barking instructions at his 11-12-year-old players. The players seemed willing to follow directions even if the coach spoke in a measured tone without a steady shout, but the coach never gave them the opportunity…

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national flag football tournament 1418167644 1063521105 The Road to Varsity   Arrived! + MORENo matter what your athletic or fitness goals are, the way you fuel your body before, during, and after workouts is crucial. CoachUp partnered with professional Food Scientist Lauren Fortin to create unique, delicious, wholesome recipes, specifically targeted for individuals with goals focused on:
• Weight Loss (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

• Improving Endurance (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

• Recovering from a strenuous workout, big race, or game (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

• Building Strength (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

 
We gathered some of our best coaches (who have some serious skills in the kitchen) to showcase these easy to make flavorful recipes that will fuel your workouts…

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Lyle Micheli, M.D., Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, O’Donnell Family Professor of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, provides a fascinating overview of the history of sports medicine from ancient Greece to modern times, and says that if there is one population we should try to keep safe and healthy it is youth athletes.

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High school basketball season began just before Thanksgiving and in early November, I received the email I’ve been waiting ten years for : “You have new games”, read the subject line— and when I logged into the officials’ website— I received my first VARSITY assignments!!  I could barely contain my excitement, but being superstitious, I refrained from blogging about it so as not to jinx the event…

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How does your child handle getting benched? When I say benched, I mean, being either pulled out of the game for some “unknown” reason after he or she seemed to be playing a lot. Getting benched is one of those things that is probably harder for the parents to watch than it is for your child…

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