The Road to Varsity – Arrived! + MORE

The Road to Varsity – Arrived! + MORE

When a Tough Sports Season Hits Your Child, What Can You Do?

Is your child in a tough season? You can’t make it go away, but you can help him get through it. Take a few minutes to watch…        Related StoriesMotivation: 5 Ways That Don’t Work with Young AthletesHelp Your Athlete Develop the Skill of Assert.... More »

Two Ways for Your Young Athlete to Face Pain

Is your young athlete facing pain right now? Maybe they are not getting the playing time they want, having trouble getting along with teammates, at odds with their coach, or disappointed with their own performance. The pain of disappointments and frustrations are inevitable in youth sports and you a.... More »
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The Positive Power of “No” – Fostering Resiliency + MORE

“No.” This simple two-letter word is often absent from our parenting vocabulary. Yet, a firm “no” can be a positive developmental tool for building resiliency in children. In parenting today, we are encouraged to focus so absolutely on our children’s happiness, self-esteem, and emotional h.... More »
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Looking for a Good Pair of Youth Sports Cleats? Here’s the Top Sellers + MORE

When looking to buy your child youth sports cleats, the choices are many. And the hours you can spend that you really don’t have can quickly add up as you tried to shop around and choose. One good way to determine what’s the best choice is to see what others have bought. Usually if they..... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: How to WIN AT LOSING

As a sports parent, what do you say to your youngster who has just experienced “the agony of defeat” for the first time in their very young career? That kind of parental experience  inspired sportswriter Sam Weinman to write a new book with the provocative title, WIN AT LOSING: How Our .... 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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