Why Perfectionist Sports Kids Aren’t So Perfect + MORE

Why Perfectionist Sports Kids Aren’t So Perfect + MORE

6 Things You Should See From the Sidelines as You Watch Your Child Play

As you sit on the sidelines, what are you watching most? The score? The time-clock, your phone, or your child? As hard as it is, I’d like to suggest that you tear your eyes away from the scoreboard and focus more on what you observe as you watch your child. There some important things that...R.... More »

PITCH COUNTS: A Deeper Look into New York State’s Rules

NEW YORK PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNT RULES TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON                                                     By Steve Kallas (The following article discusses the new pitch count rules for New York State only.  For a list of the r.... More »
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Revisiting the Head First Slide and Breakaway Base Debates + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent study shows that head first sliding has a higher injury risk than feet first sliding Additionally, breakaway bases also reduce injury risk from sliding .... More »

How to Deal with a Negative Coach + MORE

If your child has ever been coached by a negative coach, you have probably been tempted to fight fire with fire. If he’s a yeller, you want to chew him out. If he’s critical, you want to be critical about him being critical. If he focuses more on the mistakes of the team than on...Read&#.... More »
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Do Your Athletes Have Pregame Jitters or Performance Anxiety? + MORE

Helping Sports Kids Overcome Pregame Anxiety Just before a game, your kids may say they’re feeling jittery and will look distracted, over-excited and tense. They may have sweaty palms and a pounding heart. In many cases, such feelings are pregame jitters or “butterflies” that actually.... More »
What’s the secret to your child’s youth sports success? What would you say if I told you the answer in one word? The word is FAITHFULNESS. You may not be impressed by that word, which proves my theory that these days, Faithfulness is under-rated. Especially in the world of youth sports where flashy performances stand out, skilled athletes…

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What’s The Problem With Perfectionism?
Perfectionist sports kids show up to practice on time and work hard to improve their skills. Coaches like them because they follow directions. Sounds perfect, right?
But there’s a problem with perfectionist sports kids—often, both in sports and life.
Perfectionists set high expectations for themselves…

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