When Parents Force Kids to Specialize in One Sport

When Parents Force Kids to Specialize in One Sport

When Recruiting, College Coaches are Watching YOU too, Sports Parents

If your child wants to play sports in college, you are probably doing everything you can to help them in the recruiting process to reach their dreams. You may be hiring the best coaches, signing them up for the best teams, and pushing them to get good grades. These are all good things, but if...Read.... More »
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The Three Elements You Need in Order to Beat Fear in Sports: Part 1 + MORE

Fear can often become a catalyst that propels athletes into a slump and keeps them stuck there. The batter in a slump is afraid of not getting a hit. The gymnast stuck on a back hand-spring is afraid of moving backward. The swimmer who seems to “die” at the end of all he.... More »
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Curling Takes Us To Another Doping Low + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A Russian curler is accused of using a banned performance enhancing drug called Meldonium Performance enhancing substance use amongst high school aged athletes i.... More »
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When An Injury Means You’re Going To Miss Out + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: 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 »

What Olympic Parents Want to Tell Sports Parents

Every two years, we are in awe of Olympians and inevitably, we meet some Olympic parents and hear their stories of sacrifice and support. There was a time, however, when those Olympic parents were sports parents much like you are. I doubt that most of them really grasped that someday their children .... More »
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Young Athletes’ Motivation For Playing Sports
A young athlete writes:
“My father made me start taekwondo when I was still very young. I am tired of the injuries and with the fact that they don’t care if I am hurt or not. I still like the sport but I am too stressed to do it and I am also bored of doing it…

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