The Three Elements You Need in Order to Beat Fear in Sports: Part 1 + MORE

The Three Elements You Need in Order to Beat Fear in Sports: Part 1 + MORE
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New Treatment For Elbow Ligament Injury: Possible To Cut Rehab Time In Half

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A new procedure to repair rather than replace the torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow is very promising This procedure can potentially cut the rehab time.... More »

How Much Will You Sacrifice for Your Kid’s Dreams in Sports?

What kind of financial sacrifices are you making for your kid’s sports to pursue their dreams at playing at a higher level? In the article Behind every Olympian is a financial sacrifice, the evidence is clear: Behind every athlete who makes it to the next level, is some sort of financial sac.... More »
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Why I Like The King-Devick Concussion Tool

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The King Devick test is an easy, fast, and reliable objective assessment tool used as part of a concussion assessment program The test involves rapid number nami.... More »

You Might be Embarrassing Your Child if….

Are you unintentionally embarrassing your child? Any sports parent who uses humiliation or embarrassment to try to motivate an athlete is barking up the wrong tree. In an article by Dr. Chris Stankovich, founder of Advanced Human Performance Systems, an athletic counseling and human performance enh.... More »

5 Dilemmas That Keep Sports Parents Up at Night

Parents worry. That’s just what they do. Kids give them plenty of fuel for that, and in the youth sports world, it is no different. I hate to admit this, but there were nights when I would lie awake, worrying about something my child was facing in sports. I would think through every possible s.... More »
Being a great parent does not mean that you never ask for help and that you are able to do it all. It does not mean that you are super-mom or super-dad who can be at every one of your kids’ games, keep the house clean, cook amazing meals, excel at a full-time job, AND…Read More
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I thought this would be a good day to review what all coaches – especially those parents who volunteer to coach – need to keep in mind when working with kids.
My comments here are for those coaches who are working with kids ages 6-12, but in truth, these ideas could be used for middle school and HS kids as well…

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Fear can often become a catalyst that propels athletes into a slump and keeps them stuck there. The batter in a slump is afraid of not getting a hit. The gymnast stuck on a back hand-spring is afraid of moving backward. The swimmer who seems to “die” at the end of all her races is afraid of “it” happening again…

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