Sports parents, are you teachable? Are you willing to keep learning about how to be a better parent or do you think you’ve got it all figured out and don’t need any improvement? Most parents would probably say they could use some help, but when it comes to sports parents, it seems like m.... More »
Coaches, you have a captive audience every season that you decide to take on the challenge of turning a group of individuals into a team. Your players are captive because in order to make the team, and in order to play, they must listen to you and do as you instruct. As a coach, this could be...Re.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
The Ivy League took the extraordinary step to ban all player-to-player tacking at football practices. The news was reported this week by the New York Times
The b.... More »
Today is the day I’m going to talk about sports psychology.
Many of you know me as primarily focusing on sports parenting issues, having written youth sports columns for a decade for Sports Illustrated, and of course, doing my Sports Edge show on WFAN Radio for the last 20 years.
But before I went.... More »
It's Mothers Day once again. Time for spring sports, warmer weather, longer days, planting gardens, and, of course, watching kids play sports. Each year for the past seventeen years, MomsTEAM has published my Mother's Day Wish list. As you will see, many of the wishes on this year's list will look .... More »
Like everything else, the cost of youth sports continues to climb. But there are ways to cut costs in youth sports. Here’s a few ideas: 1. Be choosy. Try one sport at a time per kid. Overloading kids’ schedules not only tires them out and leave them little time for creative freeplay; it also drains our energies and wallets…
Yesterday, Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz made waves by saying that radar guns should be banned from youth sports — but do you agree? Smoltz, who racked up 213 wins over his illustrious 21-year career, said that the addition of radar guns can do more harm than good. He spoke at the Youth Sports […]
The post Poll: Should radar guns be allowed in youth sports? appeared first on CoachUp Blog.
Athletes and coaches often ask me how they can get in or stay in “the zone” of a great performance, and the answer to that is usually simpler than they expect: you have to stay in the NOW of what’s happening.
The thing that causes athletes to lose their focus is usually time-traveling to the past or the future, wasting their precious mental energy on thinking about the mistakes they made in the last game, or how important this performance is to their ultimate goals…