As sports parents, we worry so much about our kids learning the correct physical technique or mechanics in their sports…but about their mental approach?
For example, what should you say to your youngster if they’re getting visibly nervous or moody before a game?
Is it okay if they develop c.... More »
If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »
You may have seen a recent post by a dad, Bert Fulks entitled X-Plan: Giving Your Kids a Way Out. The article recently went viral, and for
good reason. In it, Bert shared a powerful strategy that helped his children safely remove themselves from situations that were dangerous or uncomfortable.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Most hand metacarpal fractures in high school aged athletes can be treated in a cast, although in some instances surgery may be needed
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Mental Game Coaching For Young Athletes
A sport parent asks:
“My son has been in a slump with all his baseball activities that he cannot seem to shake. He cannot communicate to us what he needs to help him and we don’t want him to fail even more. How do we help him understand?”
To answ.... More »
Women as Youth League Coaches
By Doug Abrams
With planning for spring youth league seasons underway in many communities, Renee Moilanen contributed a thoughtful article late last month in The Daily Breeze (Torrance, Calif.). The theme was that sports programs serve players best by assuring qualified women opportunities to coach…
Positive Self-Talk in Youth Sports
Just before a game kids should have a routine to help them mentally and physically get ready.
But often, young athletes neglect the mental preparation part of their warmup routine…
Positive self-talk should be one part of their pregame routine.
For example, positive self-talk might include: