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

TRENDS IN SPORTS: New Study Suggests Fewer Kids Are Playing Sports

A new study was just released this past week which  suggests that fewer kids between the ages of 6-12 are participating in sports. In fact, the number of kids playing organized team sports has dropped by a stunning 8 percent over the last decade. Now, if this is really true, that is quite a drop of.... More »

Drinking On A Schedule Not The Same As Encouraging Young Athletes To Over-Drink, Experts Say + MORE

  A new article in the New York Times quotes Kevin Miller, an associate professor of athletic training at Central Michigan University and MomsTEAM contributor as saying that "'best advice' about how to keep young athletes healthy during warm-weather practices 'is common sense.'&q.... More »
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Interviewing tips, from calming nerves to getting good answers, from a host of veteran journos + MORE

It’s not exactly Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Interviewing But Were Afraid to Ask*, but this week Steve Buttry’s blog has offered enough interviewing advice from enough smart people that if you sit down with it, you’ll be feeling like you could tell Studs Terkel a thing.... More »

How to Recognize the Uncontrollables and Stay Focused on What Matters Most + MORE

When you go into a game focusing on one or more UC’s or “uncontrollables” three things will always happen to you. First, you will begin to get nervous and physically tense. Second, you will lose your self-confidence. Third, and as a direct result of these first two, your performance will qui.... More »
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The Concussion Pill

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The symptoms after concussion could potentially be reduced or eliminated if proper treatment is started soon after diagnosis The exact pathways that cause concus.... 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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national youth football tournaments 1421839791 373261262 What’s the Rush? How to Avoid The Troubling Dilemma of The Hurried Athlete + MORESometimes kids don’t even understand that they go into a game or practice with big expectations that pressure them to perform well.
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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