The 24-hour rule was established at a high school where my husband taught and coached for many years. The rule was simply this: if you have a problem with the coach after a game, wait 24 hours before talking to him or her. Unfortunately, parents didn’t always abide by the rule and the result .... More »
Has your child ever struggled with how to respect a coach that’s hard to like? Has this ever happened to you? Your child plays on a team with a coach that, for whatever reason, you just can’t respect. You are frustrated with him or her, and your frustration rubs off on your child. The en.... More »
This post contains affiliate links which means I might get a commission if you click on any of the links on in this post and make a purchase after doing so. Being a great sports dad has nothing to do with your athletic skills or your knowledge of the game. In fact, it actually has...Read.... More »
Have you ever stopped to think how words of encouragement for kids help them thrive in school and life?
Positive words from parents, teachers, and mentors are a rich source of internal motivation and guidance to children and teens. Often, kids recall your words inside themselves for many years.
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Today is the day I’m going to talk about sports psychology.
Many of you know me as primarily focusing on sports parenting issues, having written youth sports columns for a decade for Sports Illustrated, and of course, doing my Sports Edge show on WFAN Radio for the last 20 years.
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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