Why Sports Kids Resist Mental Game Training—And What Parents Should Do + MORE

Why Sports Kids Resist Mental Game Training—And What Parents Should Do + MORE

10 Signs You are Coddling Your Young Athlete + MORE

There’s been a lot of discussion in the youth sports world about whether parents and coaches are coddling athletes. So I thought you’d be interested in this post I just published on the Huffington Post Parent Blog yesterday: 10 Signs You are Coddling Your Young Athlete After you’ve.... More »
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How Do You Know if Your Athlete Has Burnout?

Burnout in Young Athletes In the the video series “Sessions With Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions that deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to .... More »
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Pitchers: strengthen your legs and core to improve your pitching

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently presented study from orthopedic surgeons at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush sheds further light on the risk factors for injury in elite adolescent pitche.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Talking Lacrosse with Matt Madalon, Princeton Head Coach Men’s Program

I was delighted I could arrange an interview with Matt Madalon on my show today. We all know that lacrosse has become one of the most popular sports with kids today, but having a chance to chat with Matt was personally rewarding for me. That’s because I hadn’t seen Matt since he and my s.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Revisiting the Most Pressing Issues in Youth and Amateur Sports + MORE

Back in June of this year, I did a Sports Edge show in which I asked a fairly simple question about youth sports. And the response was so overwhelming that I promised myself that I would come back to revisit the topic soon. And today is that day. What was that question? What do you think is the bigg.... More »
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As the fall sports season starts to wind up, be sure to prepare your sports kids for potential bullying from other athletes and coaches.
Sadly, there’s an epidemic of bullying in sports right now.
The worst part of it: Children are reluctant to tell their parents they’re being bullied.
All kinds of kids are bullied in sports…

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national flag football tournament 1441351824 1991070335 Why Sports Kids Resist Mental Game Training—And What Parents Should Do + MOREIn “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about having stable confidence in sports. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast.
Here’s the question Dr…

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Mentally strong athletes—those who have done some mental game training—don’t balk after making mistakes.
They don’t call themselves negative names. And they’re often great team players because they’re so positive.
Truth is, however, that sports kids resist mental training, and miss out on these and other important benefits…

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Nieman Reports has a report on the latest in robot journalism, which we’ve been following around here, in our analog way, for years.
Writer Jonathan Stray begins by talking about software agents that can monitor huge piles of information, such as open data created by modern cities or even countries…

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