Sports Psychology Expert Dr. Chris Stankovich shares tips and advice for anyone involved in the wide world of sports.

Dr. Chris Stankovich sits down with ONN-TV to discuss a new topic related to the wide world of sports.

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Segment Archive

May 28, 2010:

The Sports Doc talks about how athletes can put a positive spin on rivalries. Watch The Segment.

May 21, 2010:

The Sports Doc examines how social networking has become a part of the sports world. Watch The Segment.

May 14, 2010:

The Sports Doc has tips on choosing the right kind of sports camp. Watch The Segment.

May 7, 2010:

The Sports Doc breaks down "the zone" and how everyone can get there. Watch The Segment.

April 30, 2010:

The Sports Doc discussed signs that parents are going overboard with their children and the sports they play. Watch The Segment.

April 23, 2010:

The Sports Doc discusses things that athletes can control, including their attitudes. Watch The Segment.

April 16, 2010:

In this week's segment: Why the minimum grade point average is not enough to be eligible for sports. Watch The Segment.

April 9, 2010:

Stress is part of every game an athlete plays. Watch The Segment .

March 19, 2010:

What should you do if there is trouble on your child's team? Watch The Segment.

March 12, 2010:

You can't always win in sports, but there are things to be learned from losing. Watch The Segment.

February 26, 2010:

The SportsDoc discusses ways to battle winter sports fatigue. Watch The Segment.

February 5, 2010:

The Sports Doc has tips on getting your child's team to perform at its best. Watch The Segment.

January 29, 2010:

The good and bad types of aggression. Watch The Segment

December 18, 2009

What's the difference between superstitions and pregame rituals? Watch The Segment.

December 11, 2009:

The Sports Doc discusseshow sports can become a common denominator, uniting people. Watch The Segment

December 4, 2009:

The Sports Doc discusses how influential parents can be. Watch The Segment.

November 27, 2009:

The Sports Doc talks about teaching children integrity, both on and off the field. Watch The Segment.

November 20, 2009:

The Sports Doc talks about the importance of studying a sport. Watch The Segment.

November 13, 2009:

How do you prepare for athletes making the jump from high school to college? Watch The Segment.

November 6, 2009

What are the best ways to maximize a young athlete's performance? Watch The Segment.

October 30, 2009

In this segment, the Sports Doc talks about how to tell if your children are hiding an injury. Watch The Segment.

October 23, 2009

In this segment, the Sports Doc analyzes the power of positive thinking. Watch The Segment.

October 9, 2009

The Sports Doc analyzes focus in athletics. Watch The Segment.

October 2, 2009

Some parents can get a little cranky while cheering from the sidelines. The Sports Doc breaks the issue down. Watch The Segment.

September 25, 2009

Making the transition to varsity too early can do more harm than good. Watch the segment

September 18, 2009

The Sports Doc breaks down options for high school athletes looking to move to the next level. Watch The Segment.

September 4, 2009

The Sports Doc has tips for finding the right role modelsto look up to. Watch The Segment.

August 28, 2009

More cheerleaders are seriously or fatally injured than athletes in other sports. The Sports Doc has more. Watch The Segment.

August 21, 2009

Balancing athletics and school can be challenging. The Sports Doc has tips. Watch The Segment.

August 14, 2009

Young athletes these days are bigger, stronger and faster. Why? Watch The Segment.

August 7, 2009

Student athletes are already starting fall sports. Why is it important for parents to be involved, too? Watch The Segment.

July 31, 2009

Gaining confidence can be as easy as breathing in and breathing out. The Sports Doc has more. Watch The Segment.

July 24, 2009:

Sports help children make friends and stay active, but some just want to opt out of getting in the game. What can parents do? Watch The Segment

July 17, 2009:

It can be difficult for athletes to come back after suffering an injury. The sports doc breaks it down. Watch The Segment

July 3, 2009:

Coaches can be torn between getting each athlete playing time and playing to win. Watch The Segment.

June 26, 2009:

Whenever your child plays a game-someone has to lose and sometimes it might be them. How do you handle the 'agony of defeat?' Watch The Segment.

June 19, 2009:

Many schools in Ohio face school levies, and the possibility of losing sports. What can families do to help? Watch The Segment.

June 12, 2009:

High school athletes and steroids: The Sports Doc breaks down the impact and gives advice for parents. Watch The Segment.

June 5, 2009:

How should parents handle a hectic athletic schedule? The Sports Doc has answers. Watch The Segment.

May 29, 2009:

Teammates may not always like each other, but they need to work together in order to achieve success. Watch The Segment.

May 22, 2009:

Playing sports is more than exercise. The Sports Doc breaks down skills athletes can use. Watch The Segment.

May 15, 2009

Many teams have captains, but what makes a good team captain? The Sports Doc has more. Watch The Segment.

May 8, 2009

The Sports Doc discusses talent evaluations and ways coaches can keep everyone happy. Watch The Segment.

May 1, 2009

The Sports Doc has three ways to help rein in a young athlete's focus . Watch The Segment.

April 24, 2009

Parents want their young athletes to make it to next level, but there is a thin line between reality and expectations. Watch The Segment.

April 17, 2009

Athletes are often in the news after they get in trouble. How can parents help their young athletes understand the ramifications? Watch The Segment

March 27, 2009

How can you take advantage of the diversity that's found in youth athletics? The Sports Doc breaks down common denominators. Watch The Segment.

March 20, 2009

More young athletes are taking part in high-contact sports that can lead to serious injuries. The Sports Doc weighs in. Watch The Segment.

March 13, 2009

Do you ever wonder what makes an active athlete make bad choices? The Sports Doc talks about why some athletes misbehave. Watch The Segment.

March 6, 2009

Players need to understand boundaries with their coach, and coaches sometimes need to engage in preventative discipline to set the rules straight. Watch The Segment.

February 27, 2009

What makes a team successful? The Sports Doc may not have the answer, but he has some tips. Watch the Segment.

February 20, 2009

What's the message you send your children when you send them out from competition? The Sports Doc has tips on developing a sports philosophy. Watch The Segment.

February 13, 2009

Some parents live vicariously through their children. The sports doc examines parents who take youth athletics too far. Watch The Segment.

February 6, 2009

What message are you sending to your children when you send them out to compete? The Sports Doc breaks down athletic philosophy. Watch The Segment.

January 30, 2009

Bored athletes who don't pay attention can mean big trouble for the rest of the team. How can you keep athletes motivated? Watch The Segment

January 23, 2009

Where do you draw the line between being competitive and being angry? Watch The Segment.

January 16, 2009

The Sports Doc explains how to make sure your child knows his or her role on their team . Watch the Segment .

January 9, 2009

The Sports Doc breaks down improving communication with young athletes. Watch the Segment.

January 2, 2009

Some young athletes can be downright scared of sports. The sports doc discusses sports phobias. Watch The Segment.

December 25, 2008

Many young athletes take part in multiple sports, but when should focus be put on specific sport? Watch The Segment.

December 19, 2008

What should parents do if their child has talent for a certain sport, but doesn't have much interest in playing? Watch the Segment.

December 12, 2008

A positive attitude can help with self-confidence and on-field success. Watch The Segment.

December 5, 2008

The Sports Doc breaks down the relationship between coaches and parents. Watch The Segment.

November 28, 2008

Traveling teams or recreational leagues? What level of competition should young athletes take part in? Watch The Segment.

November 21, 2008

Athletics can be great for life lessons, but there are times when a sports mindset doesn't play out well in the real world . Watch The Segment

November 14, 2008

Does your child know his or her role on their team? What can parents do to help keep young minds in the game? Watch The Segment.

November 7, 2008

All athletes strive for a varsity letter, but the process can be intimidating. The Sports Doc breaks it down. Watch The Segment.

October 31, 2008

Interval training is gaining more attention. What is it and what are the benefits? Watch The Segment.

October 24, 2008

The Sports Doc examines all the factors surrounding teaching and coaching. Watch the Segment.

October 17, 2008

Pay to play could lead to some miscommunication between parents and coaches. The Sports Doc breaks it down. Watch The Segment.

October 10, 2008

The Sports Doc talks about the important role of student athletes in the community. Watch The Segment.

October 3, 2008

How can parents properly handle situations involving their child's playing time? Watch The Segment.

September 26, 2008

Sometimes the need to be successful on the playing field can cause unwanted stress. Watch The Segment.

September 19, 2008

Not every young athlete is going to be a superstar, but there are ways to keep them in the game. The Sports Doc has tips. Watch the Segment.

September 12, 2008

It's easy to get caught up in the emotion of the game. But sometimes what you say is more important than how you play. Watch the Segment.

September 5, 2008

What your child does online could affect their chance for an athletic scholarship. Watch The Segment.

August 29, 2008

What are the potential risks associated with performance supplements? Watch The Segment August 22, 2008

You watch athletes at the Olympics and wonder how nerves don't take over their mental focus. The Sports Doc has tips. Watch The Segment.

August 15, 2008

The Olympics have young athletes dreaming big, but attaining peak performance takes plenty of work. The Sports Doc has tips . Watch The Segment.

August 8, 2008

With summer coming to an end, the Sports Doc reminds parents of ways to help their child decompress. Watch The Segment.

August 1, 2008

Almost every child experiences nerves before a big game,but when does the nervous energy go from normal to potentially harmful? Watch The Segment.

July 25, 2008

Summer used to mean downtime for young athletes. Now that's not the case. Are year-round sports too much? Watch The Segment.

July 11, 2008

What would you do to improve your child's chances of being successful at sports? The Sports Doc discusses parents who take success too far. Watch The Segment.

June 27, 2008

Children often get so focused on sports that the rest of their life gets out of whack. The Sports Doc has advice on creating a balanced lifestyle for your child. Watch The Segment

June 20, 2008

Referees and umpires often come under fire for their calls in tight situations. The Sports Doc has more on the challenges faced by officials. Watch The Segment

May 30, 2008

Parents spend a good amount of money so their young athletes can participate in sports. What happens when the athlete doesn't put in the same effort? Watch the Segment.

May 23, 2008

There are many opportunities for women in athletics. The Sports Doc breaks down this exciting time in sports. Watch The Segment.

May 16, 2008

It's easy for a parent to get caught up in a young athlete's accomplishments. How far is taking it too far? Watch The Segment.

May 9, 2008

Some young athletes can become burned out on sports. The Sports Doc has tips for parents. Watch the Segment.
May 2, 2008

It's that time of year when parents can lose their tempers at sporting events. What can they do to ensure they are being good sports? Watch The Segment

April 30, 2008

In schools across Ohio, more than 60 percent of coaches are not teachers. Dr. Stankovich saysthat's an startling number. Watch the segment .

April 18, 2008

From wearing a lucky garment to performing a pre-game ritual, many sports stars have rigid routines before hitting the field. Find out why these pre-game preparations can be good. Watch The Segment

April 11, 2008

What does writing have to do with athletic performance? The Sports Doc has the answer. Watch The Segment

April 4, 2008

Sometimes athletes need a little confidence to get moving in the right direction. The Sports Doc details how confidence and sports run hand-in-hand. Watch The Segment

March 28, 2008

How does the glamorization of sports affect young athletes? The Sports Doc has answers. Watch The Segment.

March 21, 2008

While some teams can't seem to get on the same page, others find a way to operate as a whole without a single hitch. Learn more about enhancing team chemistry. Watch The Segment.


March 14, 2008


Athletic perception: Is it challenging or intimidating? Watch The Segment
March 7, 2008 Imagery and visualization can improve confidence in young athletes. Learn tips from the Sports Doc. Watch The Segment February 29, 2008 Athletes often talk to themselves in the midst of competition and it can be a source of extra motivation. Watch The Segment.

Feb. 22, 2008

Should parents move their children from one school to another in order to better their recruiting chances? Watch The Segment

Feb. 15, 2008

A young athlete spends years training in a sport and then decides to call it quits. In this segment, the Sports Doc presents transition tips that can help an athlete and his or her family. Watch The Segment

Feb. 8, 2008

When a successful athlete or team makes questionable decisions it can be easy to look the other way. How can you maintain integrity and keep winning in its place? Watch the segment.

Feb. 1, 2008

When young athletes cross the line in school sports, who takes responsibility? The parents or the coaches? The Sports Doc has some answers. Watch the segment

Jan. 25, 2008

Wearing the same thing game after game may sound gross, but some athletes believe its necessary for a big win. In this segment, the Sports Doc talks about superstitions. Watch The Segment

Jan. 11, 2008

Some athletes seem to react before the brain even tells the body what to do. In this segment, the Sports Doc details muscle memory and how it affects athletic ability. Watch The Segment

Jan. 4, 2008

Odds are good that you know a fan fanatic -- a person who becomes crazed about their favorite team. In this segment, the Sports Doc breaks down the psychology of fan behavior. Watch the segment.

Dec. 28, 2007

In athletic competition, there is usually a winner and a loser. In this segment, the Sports Doc discusses ways a parent can help a young athlete bounce back from a tough loss. Watch The Segment

Dec. 21, 2007

The pressure to perform well can sometimes be too much for some young athletes. Learn some basic tips that can help ease the stress. Watch The Segment

Dec. 14, 2007

Skills learned during athletics are unique and apply to many parts of life. Learn more from the Sports Doc.
Watch The Segment

Dec. 7, 2007

Many parents want to market their student-athlete when it comes time to head to college. Get the lowdown on college recruiting services and things that can be done to make an athlete stand out. Watch The Segment

Nov. 30, 2007

Although many young athletes aspire to play professional sports the odds of accomplishing that goal are slim. While the transition into 'retirement' can be rough for children and teenagers, there are tips for parents looking to ease the process. Learn more from the Sports Doc, Dr. Chris Stankovich. Watch The Segment