When Kids Play Better in Practice Than Games

When Kids Play Better in Practice Than Games
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Performance is a Behavior, NOT an Outcome! + MORE

Last week I received the following email (edited for anonymity). We get calls and emails like this quite often from amazing, passionate coaches who are trying to make a difference. Take a read: Dear John, I’m currently a head football coach…I took over the program last January after bein.... More »

8 Reasons that Sports Parents Need a Coach

Everyone can use a good coach. Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen. Pete Carrol, head coach Seattle Seahawks. I love that this .... More »

PARENTS V. COACHES: Coping with Parental Expectations for their Athletes

I’ve given this a great deal of thought, and of all the crucial issues confronting youth and amateur sports, I think the growing concern of coping with unrealistic parental expectations may be at the very epicenter of all the problems that coaches and parents face today. Yes, of course, issues.... More »
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In-Season Shoulder Dislocation: Can You Return To Play With A Brace? + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Shoulder dislocation in a young athlete who is in-season can sometimes be managed without surgery, allowing the athlete to complete the season Proper rehabilitat.... More »

How to Completely Change the Way You Look at Youth Sports

Are you content with your child’s youth sports experience? Here’s how you can tell if you are: You don’t stress about playing time or position. You can sit down and enjoy the game without getting upset at someone. You are not counting the days until the season ends. You are not nag.... More »

When Kids Play Better in Practice Than Games

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A sports parent asks:
“My child is consistently amazing in practice, his coach tells me he’s one of the best practice players on the team, but he freezes up when game time comes! What can I do to help this?”
When kids under perform in competition (compared to practice), this is the number one reason they might need mental training…

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