THE TRYING TOO HARD TRAP + MORE

THE TRYING TOO HARD TRAP + MORE

Athletic Trainers' Group Issues Position Statement On The Use Of Mouthguards In Preventing Dental Injuries

With increased participation in high school and college sports, and injuries, including to the teeth, on the rise as well, the National Athletic Trainers' Assocaition has issued new guidelines (1) on how to prevent and manage sport-related dental and oral injuries through the use of mouthguards. .... More »

The End of an Era: When a Child Abandons a Sport

This guest post by Laura Amann was originally posted a few years ago on this site, but it is worth a read again.  My days of gymnastics are over. So are my long hours at the gym. My nervousness and anxiety. It’s all in the past. No more ponytails woven with ribbons, no more glitter spray, no mor.... More »

EPL Previews: Can Southampton replace Pelle, Mane, and Wanyama? + MORE

EPL Previews: Can Southampton replace Pelle, Mane, and Wanyama? After Leicester City’s 5000-1 odds to win the Premiership, capping off what is, in all likelihood, the most fantastic championship in major sports history, the perennial powerhouses have gone hard towards defeating the slew of underdo.... More »
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Seven Cool New Concussion Technologies That Could Be Game Changers + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The GE/NFL/Under Armour Head Health Challenge is an extraordinary competition designed to produce radical improvements in concussion diagnosis, safety equipment des.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: Are Sports Parents Shielding Their Kids Too Much? + MORE

 Teaching Youth Leaguers to Overcome Adversity: Perspectives From a Hall of Fame Coach By Doug Abrams Tom Izzo, Michigan State University’s successful head basketball coach, sat for a lengthy interview last month on “The Drive With Jack Ebling.” The recent inductee into the Naismith Basketbal.... 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…

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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…

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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…

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THE TRYING TOO HARD TRAP

– competitivedge.com

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…

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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…

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