“Imagine youth sports was a room. On one end of the room, there is a door where everyone enters. At the other end, there is another door where everyone leaves.” So began a long conversation I had with Peter Hugg, the Head of Football (soccer) for Football New South Wales in Australia, on my rece.... More »
Communicating With Sports Kids After Mistakes
A sports parent says:
“I feel I need assistance with what to say to kids after they have made a mistake…”
Learning to deal with mistakes is one of the most beneficial aspects of sports psychology, and will benefit your children through.... More »
Because of the great response I had to my program last week on youth coaching tips, I felt compelled to continue with more this week.
Again, these are aimed at volunteer youth coaches — most likely parents with kids between the ages of 6-12 – who are playing sports at the local rec level.... More »
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
An ankle dislocation is a severe and uncommon sports injury.
In a dislocation, the relationship between the bones is completely disrupted
Ankle dislocations typical.... More »
I got an email from a distraught parent the other day. She described a scene where the coach was screaming at the girls after a loss. She was beside herself at how the coach treated the girls. He was demeaning, he was loud and scary, and he had lost perspective on the age he was
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In an ideal season, parents and coaches work together; sports parents feel supported by the coach and the coach feels supported by the parents. Everyone–players, coaches and parents–benefit from a unified effort. However, we know that a parent-coach partnership can sometimes be a myth and the ones who suffer the most from it are the…
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Updated – while I originally published this post a few years back, with spring sports getting started and muddy fields abound, I figured it was time to share this post again…
NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament feel good stories are plentiful as this year’s tourney features the most likable four teams in tourney history. Loyola-Chicago, the big underdog shocked folks from their #11 seed, features a 98 year-old nun as team chaplain and media star. Villanova, the winningest program for the past 4 years led by classy […]
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