Why Athletes Become Intimidated – Peaksports Video + MORE

Why Athletes Become Intimidated – Peaksports Video + MORE
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How To Be Relentlessly Positive In Youth Sports + MORE

We recently spoke with KC Wilder, a former collegiate All-American in cycling, a mental training coach and Positive Coaching Alliance trainer. Young athletes are likely to be happier in a positive environment, says Wilder, who is also a sports mom. “We are raising confidence and lowering anxi.... More »

March Madness Terms: Understanding The Big Dance

The NCAA Basketball Tournament is a big deal, and understanding March Madness terms will help you talk conversationally with most basketball fans. The annual, three-week NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament accounts for over 85% of the NCAA’s annual revenues. It’s estimated that some $9 bil.... More »
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Help Sports Kids Overcome Social Approval

Boosting Confidence in Young Athletes A young athlete writes: “I am a badminton player and I am finding it really hard to not get shaky or lose confidence when in a game if I miss a shot, my coach keeps telling me that I am I good player and I should believe in myself but then I just get more.... More »

TITLE IX ISSUES: Should Boys Be Allowed to Play on Girls’ HS Teams?

This is a topic we’ve covered before, and not surprisingly, it keeps popping up in the news. It’s worth reviewing again. I picked up my local newspaper the other day and I was reading about a sport with which I admittedly have little expertise in….HS field hockey. I’m reading about h.... More »

You’re Invited to a Free Online Soccer Summit! + MORE

Do you have a soccer player in the house? If your answer is YES, then you won’t want to miss this free online soccer summit hosted by scholarshipsforsoccer.com. If you’re answer is NO, then you may still want to listen in on some of the summit sessions because they actually can apply to.... More »
*I will admit that I could not come up with a catchy title for this post so I ripped this from Mike Freeman’s twitter feed (@mikefreemanNFL) last night: Contussiongate. — mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) May 26, 2015 But not only is this funny but it is about as accurate as it could have been when summing […]

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Keep Moving When You Dance


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

Key Points:

Dance classes are very popular amongst adolescent girls, but a recent study shows that only about one third of a typical dance class involves moderate to vigorous physical activity
Several organized sports practices as well as dance activity might be improved to encourage larger amounts of movement based activity

You would think that dance equals movement, right?
Many prominent national health and medical associations recommend that children and adolescents participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days of the week…

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