As the summer holidays roll around for those of us in the northern hemisphere, it is a great time to do some reading. Twice a year we compile a list of the books we have enjoyed in the fields of athlete development, leadership, coaching, and parenting, and share them with our readers so that you
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Youth sports officials are probably some of the most abused people on the planet. They are under strict scrutiny by over-protective parents, dedicated fans, and very competitive athletes and coaches. They are insulted, attacked, blamed, and harassed. It’s a wonder they don’t quit. I thin.... More »
Parents: Help Sports Kids Let go of Mistakes
In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Kay about what she can do when her son freezes because the coach is really intense.
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A recent study by the prestigious American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons came up with two conclusions that sports parents ought to keep in mind.
The problem is….they seem to contradict the other.
Specifically, the Academy said that a recent survey found that 45% of all current HS athletes special.... More »
Kids and Sports–it all sounds so simple. But I’m afraid that the world of youth sports has become full of problems that are hard to solve. One of the unfortunate truths of life is that we usually see the problem and it’s answer very clearly–after the fact. The old adage hin.... More »
As a sports dietitian, I rely on the
research of exercise physiologists and sports scientists who study the best
ways for competitive athletes to fuel their bodies to optimize their
performance. John Ivy PhD, Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas-Austin
and author of Nutrient Timing, is one
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a training technique that minimizes the amount of time training for fitness but seems to provide the maximum result
When performed properly HIIT can be safe and effective for young athletes
Spending less practice time on conditioning yet getting fitter athletes could actually result in more practice time available for skill building and playing the sport