I want to talk about the age-old concern about getting cut from a team. I want you to consider this potentially life-changing event from the vantage point of the coach, from that of the athlete, and from the perspective of the parent as well.
As long as there has been competitive sports and teams, t.... More »
Helping Young Athletes Let Go of Mistakes
When kids hang onto mistakes, they often end up experiencing low confidence, frustration and poor performance.
When they dwell on their mistakes, they can’t focus in the moment or have fun playing sports because they become so angry with themselves.
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If an athlete’s inner dialogue is made up of the voices they hear most often and most intensely in their daily lives, what are we as parents and coaches saying that can form a champion’s mind? Join us as we talk to Two-time Iowa High School State Basketball Championship winning coach, Nate Sande.... More »
This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. The idea of “hard work’ gets a lot of attention. We teach our kids that if they are not willing to work hard for something, then they will not truly appreciate it. I totally agree with that...Read&.... More »
Donating to Youth Before the End of the Year
By Doug Abrams
Headlines and commentary report adult excesses in youth sports with unfortunate regularity, but sometimes a positive story stays with readers for its inspiration. The staying power may last for years.
In 2011, the Simcoe (Ontario, Canada.... More »
Video: is this the end for Alex Rodriguez? Here at CoachUp, we like to ask the hard-hitting questions, so we’re going to tackle the topic of one of sport’s most polarizing figures: New York Yankees’ Designated Hitter, Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez, a controversial figure, may finally, after twenty-two seasons, be facing the end of his dwindling […]
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Do you have a basketball player in the house? If so, you know the challenges that come with earning minutes in the game. Today’s guest post by Glen Izevbigie from The Better Game gives some very specific ideas on how to help your child earn more basketball playing time. Playing time isn’t everything, but explaining…
If your youth sports organization is run through, or in connection with, a church or other religious organization, you may want to brush up on sex offender laws in your state. Why? A New Jersey judge recently ruled that sex offenders in New Jersey are allowed to work with children as long as they’re part of a church group…
There is a debate among business professionals about whether to put your customers or your employees first. “Why does it have to be an either / or?” we wonder.
When Protect Youth Sports faced this challenging experience, we decided to focus on three things we knew our expert team of industry leaders could deliver really well…