TRENDS IN SPORTS: What Parents Need to Know about Youth Hockey + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: What Parents Need to Know about Youth Hockey + MORE
 TRENDS IN SPORTS: What Parents Need to Know about Youth Hockey + MORE

Improve Sports Performance With Better PJs? + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Under Armour sells a set of special sleepwear designed with input from Tom Brady, that they claim has therapeutic benefits for athletes Brady credits the sleepwe.... More »
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Green Spaces as Habitats for Kids, Families, and Mobile Devices

Do you have green spaces within walking, driving, or public transport distance from your home? If you’re looking for positive ways to feel connected as a family, it’s time to get yourselves and your kids outdoors—into green spaces, parks, beaches, forests, backyards, and neighborhoods! The lat.... More »
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How Low Self-Confidence Hurts Sports Kids + MORE

Identifying Focus Issues in Young Athletes A sports parent writes: “My child gets fouled a lot, when the referee fails to make a call, or when it builds through a game, he sometimes loses control. This is usually anger boiling over. Also, when an opposing player talks to him (taunts) he can.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Talking Lacrosse with Matt Madalon, Princeton Head Coach Men’s Program

I was delighted I could arrange an interview with Matt Madalon on my show today. We all know that lacrosse has become one of the most popular sports with kids today, but having a chance to chat with Matt was personally rewarding for me. That’s because I hadn’t seen Matt since he and my s.... More »
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How to Help Athletes Who Stop Trying or Give Up

Is Your Young Athlete a Perfectionist? A young athlete asks: “I’m 14 years old and have been playing tennis since I was 5. But 2 years ago I started to go to an academy. And at the same time I started to play tournaments. One of my coaches calls me a bull because I’m always so stu.... More »
I really can’t recall the last time I did a WFAN show on the sport of youth and travel team hockey. Which is curious, because for years, ice hockey was the poster child for everything that was wrong about over-the-top and obnoxious sports parents…concerns about a kid’s playing time…travel team tryouts…the expense of travel team play…concussion worries……

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Although youth sports is supposed to be a fun experience for you and your child, it’s inevitable that youth sports stress (read the signs here) will creep in. After all, competition comes with pressure and that pressure affects sports parents in a multitude of ways. What stresses you out about youth sports? The busy-ness? The…

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