12 Signs That a Sports Parent Needs to Take 2 Steps Back + MORE

12 Signs That a Sports Parent Needs to Take 2 Steps Back + MORE
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How to Show Your Child That You BELIEVE in Him + MORE

BELIEVE. Do you understand the power of that one word? There are many words that we as parents say to our kids that empower them, but one of the strongest words I’ve seen that builds my kids up is the word “believe.” Believe is a word on a sign in the Clemson football meeting room..... More »
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The Minnesota Wild and The State of Hockey + MORE

The Minnesota Wild, despite having played in the NHL for only 17 seasons, are connected to their fan base. Other professional sports organizations, with much longer histories, don’t enjoy the same type of relationships. This year’s team is trying to fight off archrival Chicago Blackhawks for.... More »

ALL STAR SERIES Sports Parenting Podcast: Why Communicating is Crucial in Youth Sports + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Welcome to my All Star Podcasting Series! Episode #2 This 10-week series features 10 indepth podcast discussions with some of my best past podcast guests. In my other podcasts, we touched on some of these subjects, but I want to go deeper, ask hard.... More »

To Play Or Not To Play Youth Sports: That Is The Question + MORE

For parents like me trying to make sense of today’s youth sports landscape, there is a steady stream of new influences and impacts to consider when signing your child up for the next season. We are inundated with information about the risks of contact and non-contact sports such as football, lacr.... More »
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The Ugly Truth Of Skin And Soft Tissue Infections In Young Athletes + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Skin and soft tissue infections have become increasingly common amongst athletes, including at the high school and adolescent sport ages These infections can hav.... More »
NCAA Lacrosse Final Four Previews To many, lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in America — not soccer, not Ultimate, not anything. And yet, it can still be majorly difficult to find it on TV or in the mainstream media. However, if you’ve ever been interested in getting into this wonderful, fast-paced sport, this weekend […] The post NCAA Lacrosse Final Four Previews appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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You don’t have to be a crazy sports parent to be a little too invested in your child’s youth sports experience. I was never seen as a whacko parent, but there were definitely times when I sensed that I was taking my kids’ games way too seriously. When I was thinking clearly enough to see…

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Slumps and repetitive performance problems are a natural and terribly frustrating part of any sport. They can sometimes drive coaches to distraction and athletes into quitting or early retirement!
Unless you can learn to constructively handle times when you fall into a slump or suddenly have problems performing in your sport, you’ll have a difficult time reaching your full potential…

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 A New Canadian Report Holds Lessons For American Youth Sports
By Doug Abrams
In early May, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) wrote a series of articles about Sport & Belonging, a new report that spotlights excesses that mark many youth sports programs in that nation. The report’s influence should not stop at the border because similar excesses mark many youth sports programs in the United States…

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