If your child wants to play sports in college, you are probably doing everything you can to help them in the recruiting process to reach their dreams. You may be hiring the best coaches, signing them up for the best teams, and pushing them to get good grades. These are all good things, but if...Read.... More »
There are so many reasons to love Fantasy Football. I thought I’d create my own list. Before that, would you believe that Fantasy Football started in the 1960s? In 1962, Wilfred “Bill the Gill” Winkenbach, an Oakland-based businessman and part owner of the Raiders developed an orga.... More »
Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports.
And the vast majority of the.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
A Russian curler is accused of using a banned performance enhancing drug called Meldonium
Performance enhancing substance use amongst high school aged athletes i.... 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…
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…