What’s the Rush? How to Avoid The Troubling Dilemma of The Hurried Athlete + MORE

What’s the Rush? How to Avoid The Troubling Dilemma of The Hurried Athlete + MORE

Bullying in Youth Sports: Confronting this Complicated Problem Head On + MORE

Bullying in Youth Sports: Confronting this Complicated Problem Head On Travel soccer has to be one of the most rewarding experiences for a young child to have. It teaches integrity, team work, competitiveness and helps build lifelong relationships. That’s what can make it so hard to watch your chi.... More »

The Japanese Babe Ruth: Shohei Ohtani

There is a new sensation in baseball and he is from Japan. He is on a record-breaking spree and if we are to go by the numbers (and even performance on the field), it would not be wrong to claim that he is the Japanese equivalent of the legend, Babe Ruth. The player is Shohei […] The post The .... More »
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Can We Predict ACL Injury Risk? + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Some abnormal movement patterns, particularly with poor landing mechanics from jumping will lead to an increased risk for an ACL tear Video and forceplate moveme.... More »

9 Rules of Etiquette for Losing + MORE

No one likes losing. But everyone has to do it now and then, some more than others. Last weekend, my husband was working on his never-ending task of cleaning out the garage and he came across the newspaper clippings of his high school varsity softball team’s section championship loss. We remin.... More »
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Choose Your Words Carefully When Motivating Your Young Athletes

Your kids want you to be proud of them. This need for a parent’s approval can be a powerful or destructive force when it comes to youth sports. When we communicate goals for our budding superstars, the wording we choose can make all the difference.   New research out of Ithaca College shows t.... More »
To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. It seems there’s a movement to de-emphasize winning in youth sports. This is done by teams not keeping score and giving everyone on the team a trophy so that everyone feels they win. What’s the Big Deal About Winning? Today, I talk about winning with…

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For example, they might have a list of unwritten, unspoken “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts.”
These might include, “I should never make mistakes.” “I should always be the top scorer…

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If you’ve been reading in this space for a while, you’ve heard me say that credibility is a finite resource. Once you’ve established it, all you can do is keep it or lose it.
But media critic and professor Jay Rosen of NYU posted an essay last week that takes a more nuanced view. In A (brief) banking theory of newsroom trust, Rosen writes that trust, another word for credibility, is something that can be built up and drawn down, like a bank balance:

Some decisions that editors make put stress on accumulated reserves of trust, while others add to those reserves…

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Are you in a hurry to rush your child’s sports technique development?
Before you answer too quickly, let me ask you: Is most of his young life full of structured practices, lessons, and games, with little or no free time? Are you in a hurry to help him improve his skills, perhaps more quickly than he wants to? Are you being sucked into sports specialization?
In 1981, psychologist David Elkind wrote a book called The Hurried Child…

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Science Or Magic After Injury?

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Stick with scientifically proven methods to get you back as quickly as possible after an injury, avoid experimental treatments
Always start with the correct diagnosis…

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