Perhaps it’s early for many of your to be thinking about college recruiting, but I’m guessing that many of your young athletes go to bed at night with visions of college scholarships dancing in their heads. Perhaps they even imagine the D1 College Recruiter descending upon their house in.... More »
This story is a couple weeks old now, but it is so utterly fantastic that we couldn’t help but share, even now. As a reader of this blog, you probably know that CoachUp believes parents and coaches have a massive responsibility to keep our young athletes safe. So, when we found out that Wichi.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Supplement use in high school aged athletes is very common, especially amongst male athletes
Whenever possible get your “supplement” from food first, for exa.... More »
There are so many ways sports kids get distracted when they’re playing sports or performing.
For example, they might worry about what their friends, parents, or coaches are thinking of them.
Worrying about what others think is a huge distraction. Think about it. When kids are focused on such worr.... More »
This is the fifth and final week in the series Top Youth Sports Injuries series sponsored by the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe youth sports e.... More »
The 2012 film Bully documents five young people and their families over the course of a school year. Stories focus on children, teachers, parents, schools, and the cruel world of the bullied child. The struggle to find answers and to help kids on both sides of the equation raises difficult questions that can’t be avoided…
As far as I know, no mom has ever tweeted: “Wet sheets again for Kyle. Whole family is exhausted. #Wish bedwetting would stop.”
Toileting problems aren’t openly discussed in our culture. But in my pediatric urology clinic, they’re what I talk about all day long — with distressed parents and with kids who miss out on sleepovers and feel crummy that they can’t stay dry…
Many of our cherished memories are tied to childhood and music. Today, neuroscience is beginning to understand how music heals the body, influences our emotions, sparks creativity, and even connects us with nature.
From infancy onward, I tried to fill my daughter’s life with melody – from classical to folk music…
One of the most common and performance-disrupting mental traps that athletes fall into is TRYING TOO HARD. The athlete goes into a tryout, big game or important showcase pressuring themselves to do well. This pressure is always driven by an outcome focus. “I need to win!, Prove to the coach that I should make the team or be starting, or show the college coaches who are watching that I can play at this next level,” etc…
What’s the difference between “clickbait” and serving the readers by giving them what they want?
Mathew Ingram of GigaOm asked that question last week after reading this fascinating piece at NiemanLab.org by ethnographer Angèle Christin.
Christin, after studying several newsrooms to try to learn how they’d been changed by the web, concluded that “all media sites now rely on web analytics to make editorial decisions…