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

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

6 Things Great Sports Parents Know and Do for their Kids

This post is sponsored by Ertheo, an organization that helps parents find opportunities to help their children grow, focusing on great summer camp experiences.   There are millions of sports parents in the world today, but how many of could actually be described as great sports parents?  .... More »
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Curiosity: How Parents Foster Lifelong Learning in Children + MORE

Intellectual curiosity and learning go hand in hand. But let’s be honest… Curiosity isn’t what most of us first think about when it comes to our children’s education. We want our kids to do well in school so we usually focus on external measurements of learning and academic success — grade.... More »
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Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries and How You Can Help Your Child Deal With Them, Part 2: ACL Tears + MORE

I am very excited to be partnering with the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system, to bring you a 5-part series of sponsored posts on youth sports injuries. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe y.... More »

ALL STAR SERIES Sports Parenting Podcast Begins with a Discussion on Travel Sports + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Welcome to my All Star Podcasting Series! Episode #1 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 »

2017 Sports Nutrition News

  In this era of highly competitive sports, more and more runners, cyclists, soccer players and other serious athletes are eagerly seeking information on how to fuel optimally. Performance nutrition is also of interest to Marines, special operations troops such as the Navy Sea, Air and Land .... 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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