By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Dealing with the psychology of sports injury can be difficult for many athletes, and there are several ways to deal with these issues effectively
With the right min.... More »
Lack of playing time is a cause for extreme concern for many sports parents. I know it was for me. Worrying about playing time kept me awake at night, made my stomach upset and sometimes made me irritable and negative. I suppose if it happened every season with every child, I would have gotten used..... More »
Your ability to focus on what's important and let go of everything else is absolutely essential to reaching your potential as an athlete. If you concentrate on the wrong things at the wrong time, you'll never perform to your true potential!
Concentration is one of the KEY mental skills responsi.... 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 »
Helping Young Athletes Overcome Negative Beliefs
It’s common for young athletes to struggle with doubt and negative thoughts about their performance.
They tell themselves that:
They aren’t good enough.
They can’t beat the competition.
They’re going to let down their coaches, parents, and f.... More »
Dealing With Emotional Kids Before Competition
A parent asks how to help her son recognize and name the different feelings he might have before a match and learn how to put them aside until later.
This is a good question. It’s important for young athletes to understand how they’re feeling—and how it might affect their confidence and composure during a game…
Sometimes there is victory in just finishing. When I talk in this video about working through the pain, I’m also referring to the emotional stress. Sometimes that hurts more than the physical.
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