Youth Sports Burnout Due To Overbearing Parents + MORE

Youth Sports Burnout Due To Overbearing Parents + MORE
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Building Confidence in Young Athletes

Helping Sports Kids Overcome the Fear of Making Mistakes A sports parent asks: “My daughter is 13 years old and is currently playing basketball. She is very athletic and has natural abilities but just doesn’t know it or use it. Her confidence level is not there. She gets in a game and j.... More »

Coach Spotlight Series: Chase Wickham on Climbing the Leaderboards

Last newsletter, we learned about Zach Stevenson’s approach to social media, so today’s interview seems like a natural segue to a new topic: climbing the CoachUp Leaderboards. In order to learn more, we chatted with Chase Wickham, one of our CoachUp MVP winners, about his pursuit of the .... More »
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The Shortest Workout + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points:  High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a training technique that minimizes the amount of time training for fitness but seems to provide the maximum result Whe.... More »
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How to Help Young Athletes Overcome Social Approval + MORE

Coping With Pressure in Youth Sports In the new video series “Sports Parents Success Tips,” 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 cl.... More »

How You Can Change What’s Wrong with Youth Sports in 2017

Changing the youth sports culture is complicated, and it’s simple. Here’s one thing you can do to change it…   Are you a basketball mom?        Related Stories5 Truths That Will Help Your Child Play Well with Kids Who are “Different.&#.... More »
 1444768501 156548745 Youth Sports Burnout Due To Overbearing Parents + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A recent scientific article suggests that single sport specialization in young athletes increases injury risk, regardless of the number of hours played- this is a new and important finding
The risk of injury increases considerably if the young athlete plays a single sport for more than 8 months out of the year, or more than 16 hours per week
Some highly technical sport movements also increase the risk of injury, such as baseball pitching, the tennis kick serve, or technically repetitive sports such as gymnastics, dance, swimming, and diving
If a young athlete does choose single sport specialization it would be wise to limit participation to a maximum of 8 months out of the year and 16 hours per week

This week I’d like to point you to a recent publication of an interesting scientific article about Sport Specialization, published in the journal Sports Health…

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On October 10th, Huffington Post posted an article that helped summarize the findings of Dr. Chris Stankovich, a sports psychologist, who is focused on youth sports and their effects on the development of children. There is an exceptionally interesting keyword at the crux of the research: burnout. This topic is an important issue for us at CoachUp, and the article’s highlights are absolute must-reads for anybody that has a child in youth sports today…

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 How Narrowing the Gender Gap in Youth League Coaching Would Serve the Players
 By Doug Abrams
 Late last month, the Bergen Record and NorthJersey.com carried two articles about the under-representation of women in youth league coaching ranks nationwide. The University of Minnesota’s Nicole LaVoi estimates that women coach only about 10% of boys’ teams, and barely a higher percentage of girls’ teams…

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The One Quality Great Teammates Have in Common

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“Coach, can I talk to you?” “Sure,” I said. “What’s on your mind today Michael?” “Well, I just want to know what I can do so I get to start more games and get more playing time as a center midfielder. I don’t think I am showing my best as a winger, and my parents […]

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