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After-loss car ride

After-loss car ride

An article on USA Today High School Sports gives some common examples of the dreaded car ride home after a loss. In addition, the article provides some tips for talking with your child on the next car ride home. Take a relaxed tone. Watching your student-athlete lose a game might make […]

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Five new ways to be a great sports parent

Five new ways to be a great sports parent

I’ve read countless articles on how to be a great sports parent and most of them say the same thing; sometimes the exact same thing. Coach Kyle Elmendorf provides a different take on thecoachessite.com. His generalizations at times seem a bit extreme but nevertheless he voices what he thinks are […]

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Whipping sports performance anxiety

Whipping sports performance anxiety

Coaches and parents alike are able to recognize the times when pre-game jitters lingers into the game. This article discusses how to understand sports performance anxiety, identify symptoms and reasons it might occur and to aid in coping with the anxiety. Some takeaways include suggestions from sports medicine expert, Dr. […]

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Walk it off or suck it up

Walk it off or suck it up

Ian Warner, CEO of FIXT – an app that connects injured athletes to the best therapists in their community – recently contributed an article to Huff Post Canada with his thoughts on parenting kids in sports. Some of the takeaways from that article are valuable. He suggests that parents ask […]

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How to be a great sports parent

How to be a great sports parent

The number of articles swirling on the internet on how to be a great sports parent is ever growing. Most web sites are ultimately trying to sell you an ebook or encourage you to buy a product but the end message seems clear: other people know the way for you […]

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Exertional Heat Illness (EHI)

Exertional Heat Illness (EHI)

An article on Runners World shares six things medical professionals wish you knew about running in the heat and lightly explains how “Exertional Heat Illness (EHI)—an umbrella term for heatstroke, heat exhaustion, heat syncope, and heat cramps—can interfere with your training and your health if you don’t take the right […]

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What to do if you are that parent

What to do if you are that parent

I came across an article titled “Handling unruly hockey parents” which shared details of two separate incidents of a hockey parent’s actions resulting in calling the police to control the situation. While this article was Canadian and hockey is a national pasttime there, most of us have seen at least […]

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