Woman’s Ice Hockey Leads In Concussions + MORE

Woman’s Ice Hockey Leads In Concussions + MORE

What to do When Two Kids Win…AND Lose At the Same Time

What do you do when two kids win–and lose–at the same time? If you’ve ever had two children playing in the same game, match or event, it can be a tangle of emotions for mom and dad. Especially if one young athlete places at the top, and the other near the bottom. Since my kids ar.... More »
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Injury Prevention Warmup Programs Work- Use One!

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Warmup based injury prevention programs such as the FIFA 11+ and others show a dramatic reduction in injury rates for young athletes The results are so impressiv.... More »
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When Kids Play Better in Practice Than Games

 Helping Sports Kids Take Confidence to Games A sports parent asks: “My child is consistently amazing in practice, his coach tells me he’s one of the best practice players on the team, but he freezes up when game time comes! What can I do to help this?” When kids under perform in comp.... More »

The Culture Code: Our 2017 Book of the Year (Plus Other Staff Picks)

It’s that time of year again, our final blog where we review our favorite books of 2017. There were some amazing books out there this year, and the choices were tough. This year, we also brought in some staff favorites to add to our master list. Hopefully, you can find a great read for the The pos.... More »

ABUSIVE COACHES: When HS Coaches Want Kids to Practice Their Sport….All Year Round

We all know about the ongoing tug-of-war between HS varsity coaches and travel team coaches, and how all coaches are eager to have their top athletes dedicate the bulk of their practice and game time to each coach’s respective sport. We know about all of this from the battles between HS varsit.... More »
Apparently, the sports parenting craziness has spawned a new term…. lawnmower parent. This article by Brian Greeson at the Gaston Gazette describes the label and what it’s implications are for kids and parents….Click on the image to read.   If you find yourself tempted to be one of those parents who smooths the path in…

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Give Sports Kids This Gift for the Holidays

– youthsportspsychology.com

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Want to know one of the best gifts you can give sports kids for the holidays?
You can help them understand the power of mental training. When kids have a strong mental game, they’re more confident, enjoy sports more, and are more likely to perform well.
Truth is, lots of sports kids think mental training won’t help them…

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Today, in news that shouldn’t be surprising, a recent study by the Minnesota Department of Health has declared Woman’s Ice Hockey as the high school sport most likely to incur concussions. In fact, MDH believes that these athletes are two to three times more likely to suffer a concussion than even their male sport counterparts…

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