15 Reasons Why Your Sacrifice as a Sports Parent is Worth It + MORE

15 Reasons Why Your Sacrifice as a Sports Parent is Worth It + MORE
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Why Young Athletes Give Up + MORE

Perfectionism In Young Athletes We recently received a note from a parent about how her 10-year-old’s high expectations lead her to give up when faced with adversity. This is common when a child, like this softball player, has achieved success. She has pitched many perfect games, including at sta.... More »
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Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights + MORE

Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant. At first glance, it’s easy to see why Yao Ming made it to the NBA – he’s 7 feet 6 inches. But there have been a few 7 ft 6 in centers in the past and how many of them were 8-time All-Star and 5.... More »
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When Kids Play Better in Practice Than Games

 Helping Sports Kids Take Confidence to Games A sports parent asks: “My child is consistently amazing in practice, his coach tells me he’s one of the best practice players on the team, but he freezes up when game time comes! What can I do to help this?” When kids under perform in comp.... More »
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Why Perfectionist Sports Kids Aren’t So Perfect + MORE

What’s The Problem With Perfectionism? Perfectionist sports kids show up to practice on time and work hard to improve their skills. Coaches like them because they follow directions. Sounds perfect, right? But there’s a problem with perfectionist sports kids—often, both in sports and life..... More »

Don’t Turn Your Young Athlete Into a Mini Me + MORE

“Dad, am I a disappointment to you?” My son asked, choking back tears. I stopped dead in my tracks. We were walking out of a local amusement park on our way to the car. We had spent the day at the park to bond. It seems the plan backfired. I gathered myself. Inside I was The post Don’t Tur.... More »

Lacrosse Certificates

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nfl flag football tournament 1457753754 808283145 15 Reasons Why Your Sacrifice as a Sports Parent is Worth It + MOREThe Well Prepared Coach™ has launched a set of 20 lacrosse certificates templates for boys and girls teams. Coaches and team parents receive the product from the SportsFeelGoodStories.com store in the form of a PDF, personalize the certificates, print them out and then present them. Certificates are available for players and coaches with something for both girls and boys teams…

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CoachUp Team Spotlight: Rani Neutill I know you couldn’t wait for the next interview with our awesome team, so we’re back with another! Meet Rani Neutill, one of our new Marketing Managers! Although she’s only been here for a few weeks, she’s already made a massive difference in CoachUp’s day-to-day efforts! She’s a published writer and […] The post CoachUp Team Spotlight: Rani Neutill appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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If you are a sports parent and have been reading my website for awhile, you know that I’m a firm believer that youth sports teaches kids lessons they will carry with them for life, if coaches and parents provide positive leadership that takes full advantage of the opportunity for character growth…

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