TRAVEL TEAMS: The End of HS Sports Is Upon Us….

TRAVEL TEAMS: The End of HS Sports Is Upon Us….

6 words every young athlete needs to know

Your young athlete needs to know this very important truth. As a sports parent, you will give a lot of advice, coaching, and encouragement to your young athlete over the years. As you do, remember that there is one phrase that every athlete needs to hear and believe from his parents. There’s .... More »

What to do When Two Kids Win…AND Lose At the Same Time

What do you do when two kids win–and lose–at the same time? If you’ve ever had two children playing in the same game, match or event, it can be a tangle of emotions for mom and dad. Especially if one young athlete places at the top, and the other near the bottom. Since my kids ar.... More »
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Refueling After Training Or Games + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Muscle recovery after exercise requires a combination of carbs and protein. Muscle is believed to recover better if refueling starts in the first hour or two aft.... More »

Vision Assessment Should Be Part Of Return-To-Learn Protocol, UAB Researchers Say + MORE

A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children reporting academic difficulty, says a new study. (1) read more.... More »
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Negative Coaching Tactics Don’t Work + MORE

College coaches have gotten a bad reputation due to a few loud and borderline abusive coaches. These coaches use intimidation, embarrassment and threatening techniques to try to bring out the best in their players. With the rise of social media, more players who recognize coaches that have gone too .... More »
For years I’ve been preaching about the approaching end of traditional high school varsity sports, and I really do think “the end is near.”
Who to blame? The lure and seduction of travel teams.
It’s happening right now as US Soccer Academy and other travel soccer programs all over the country are telling promising soccer players, “Look, if you play for our program, you will play against much better competition, receive much better coaching, and best of all, you will be exposed to top college coaches — coaches who are looking to recruit top players just like you…

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