8 Ways to Cut Costs in Youth Sports + MORE

8 Ways to Cut Costs in Youth Sports + MORE

Coach Spotlight Series: Chase Wickham on Climbing the Leaderboards

Last newsletter, we learned about Zach Stevenson’s approach to social media, so today’s interview seems like a natural segue to a new topic: climbing the CoachUp Leaderboards. In order to learn more, we chatted with Chase Wickham, one of our CoachUp MVP winners, about his pursuit of the .... More »
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Meal Timing: Does It Matter When You Eat? + MORE

  Meals and snacking patterns have changed over the past 40 years. You have undoubtedly noticed that many of us are eating fewer calories from meals and more calories from snacks. As a result, I get questions from both athletes and non-athletes alike about how to best fuel their bodies: Shou.... More »
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Pre-Game Nerves? 8 Tips to Cope + MORE

  In spite of all our assumptions about what it takes to become a capable athlete – strength, agility, speed, balance, technical skills, cooperative behavior – one of the MOST IMPORTANT skills you can master is that of staying calm and composed under pressure. Staying loose pre-performance is.... More »

DANGERS OF THROWING TOO MANY FASTBALLS: A New Study Suggests Max Effort Causes Injuries

Last week, as you may recall, I interviewed Jeff Passan, the author of new bestselling book, THE ARM. And if there was one major takeaway from that show, it was that the world of pitching —  and trying to prevent arm injuries —  has never been more complicated. And now, in yesterday’.... More »

Sport Parenting Podcast: How to Wrestle (or any play other sport) with Character

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Robert Murphy of Wrestling With Character. Robert Murphy is a husband, father, sales professional, and teacher. Coach Murphy recently combined his knowledge of wrestling along with his passion for molding young kid.... 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…

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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.

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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…

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