A lot of coaches regularly employ punishment as a "teaching" tool with their athletes and teams. If the team/athlete fails to execute well, makes a lot of mistakes or loses, the coach punishes them with more physically brutal practices, extra trainings and usually extra, long hard conditioning.
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By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
The GE/NFL/Under Armour Head Health Challenge is an extraordinary competition designed to produce radical improvements in concussion diagnosis, safety equipment des.... More »
By Taayoo A. Murray
In the Caribbean, there is an expression, "Seven brothers, seven different minds". As parents, we often try to fit our children into molds. The belief is that if we know where they fit, we can better parent them.
As a mom of boys with two distinctly different pe.... More »
This post is sponsored by Ertheo, an organization that helps parents find opportunities to help their children grow, focusing on great summer camp experiences. There are millions of sports parents in the world today, but how many of could actually be described as great sports parents? .... More »
The heart of every team and player experience is the coach. Coaches have a choice of
going down one of two paths. One is a win-based approach. The other is often
called developmental, but I prefer to call it "relationship- and experience-based coaching. "
Win-approach coaching is the mos.... More »
It was the ideal ending to a 17-year coaching career, the sort of final curtain call that coaches imagine as their tenure winds down. In the Massachusetts Division 2 boys track and field championships in New Bedford on June 1, North Attleboro High School earned one point in the 4 x 400 relay, the day’s final event…
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I’ve talked about using your offseason to improve your sportswriting skills by reading everything and taking an online course. Today, one more piece of advice:
Learn a new skill on your own
Maybe you’ve given it a chance and the classroom just isn’t for you, and that’s OK too…
Across the country, private sports coaching is on the rise.
Athletes and parents have realized just how affordable and accessible one-on-one sports instruction is. From young athletes to adult exercisers, athletes are escaping the mark-ups of gyms and camps by shifting their training regime from group instruction to personalized and customized coaching…
Take a minute and think about the words you’ve been saying to your kids lately. Are they building them up or tearing them down? Encouraging and validating their identity or lowering their self-esteem? In his book, Words Kids Need to Hear, David Staal shares seven statements you need to make a routine of saying to your kids…