5 Players to Watch in the 2016-2017 NFL Season + MORE

5 Players to Watch in the 2016-2017 NFL Season + MORE

5 Youth Sports Costs That May Surprise You

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What To Say to Young Athletes After Mistakes

Communicating With Sports Kids After Mistakes A sports parent says: “I feel I need assistance with what to say to kids after they have made a mistake…” Learning to deal with mistakes is one of the most beneficial aspects of sports psychology, and will benefit your children through.... More »
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Six Summer Sanity Strategies for Parents + MORE

This is it. That time of year when it hits you – summer’s in full swing and there’s no school reprieve. Let the “what do we do NOW” chants begin. There is hope, however, for getting through the “dog days” of summer without losing your marbles, your patience or your temper. Let’s tak.... More »

TRAVEL TEAMS: Sports Parents Need to Have the Courage to Speak Up and to Ask the Tough Questions + MORE

I continue to receive lots of queries and questions regarding issues with travel teams, or as they’re sometimes called by different names, such as elite, premier, or just club teams. But no matter what they are called, they all basically work from the same premise: that they offer a higher level o.... More »
 

High school athletes who continue to play with a sport-related concussion (SRC) take nearly twice as long to be cleared for a full return to sports than those who are immediately removed from play, finds a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. (1)

Analyzing data collected prospectively on a group of 69 high school athletes seen at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Program during a three-month period in fall 2014 after suffering a diagnosed concussion playing one of eight contact or collision sports, researchers found that the 34 athletes who kept playing:
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How Parents Can Keep Kids in Sports
A parent asks, “How do you encourage participation during the drop out years of adolescence?”
Good question… As we have mentioned in the past, more than half of all young athletes drop out of sports by the age of 13.
How can parents help their kids stay in sports and not drop out?
You can do this by focusing as much as possible on the benefits of sports: physical exercise, social interaction, teamwork, and the opportunity to learn discipline and good sportsmanship…

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The Olympic Spirit was Alive in Rio

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What’s the Olympic Spirit?
With the heroics of Usain Bolt, Katie Ledeckey, Michael Phelps and the USA women’s gymnastics team, the Rio Olympics gave us a lot to cheer about. Olympics and achievement go hand-in-hand. Athletes train the better parts of their lives to compete on the world’s stage…

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5 Players to Watch in the 2016-2017 NFL Season With the NFL season quickly approaching again, there are many questions left to ask — decidedly, however, none of those include the 5 Super Bowl Contenders or 3 Reasons Why The Broncos Won’t Repeat. Why? Well, it’s simple: nobody needs to be told that the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are […] The post 5 Players to Watch in the 2016-2017 NFL Season appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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