A PARENT'S HEARTFELT CONCERN: HOW DO YOU "FIX" YOUR SPORTS-PARENTING MISTAKES WITH YOUR CHILD? + MORE

A PARENT'S HEARTFELT CONCERN: HOW DO YOU "FIX" YOUR SPORTS-PARENTING MISTAKES WITH YOUR CHILD? + MORE
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How to Respect a Coach That You Don’t Respect + MORE

Has your child ever struggled with how to respect a coach that’s hard to like? Has this ever happened to you? Your child plays on a team with a coach that, for whatever reason, you just can’t respect. You are frustrated with him or her, and your frustration rubs off on your child. The en.... More »
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CoachUp Pic of the Month Contest + MORE

Spring is in full swing and you, our athletes and coaches, are getting outside and working hard to reach the next level. We love hearing your success stories and learning about how our coaches have helped so many athletes achieve their goals. That’s why we’re launching a new monthly co.... More »

Intended Consequences Lead to Unintended Issues: NCAA Settlement + MORE

Sure the lede looks backwards, but the overwhelming point, in my opinion, of the NCAA recent settlement on concussions has to deal with my profession of athletic training.  The issue is athletic trainers; the need for more of them and what happens if you cannot find them or afford them? Don’t.... More »

COMMUNICATING WITH SPORTS PARENTS: More Thoughts on Reducing Parents/Coaches Conflicts + MORE

It’s a topic that constantly needs to be addressed, and the calls came pouring in on this AM’s Sports Edge show. In short, what can be done – if anything – to try and reduce the friction between involved sports parents and the HS varsity coaches. Most of the time, the issue b.... More »
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NFL Wildcard Weekend + CoachUp Contest! + MORE

One of the best weekends of the entire year is upon us, CoachUp friends — the NFL Wildcard Round! While the favorites like the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers are taking a much needed week to regroup, eight teams will face-off starting tomorrow for the right to move on towards etern.... More »
As we gear up for another season of sports, I’d like to dedicate this column to parents of athletes. The next few months will be a challenge, but with a little humor, we can prevail through “The Twelve Weeks of Basketball Season.”
On the first week of basketball season, my true love gave to me … a load of freshly washed uniforms…

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A parent asked me the following question, which I have repeated with their permission: “If I have been guilty of all the things you’ve advised us not do – i.e. coach, criticize, go on and on, get too involved, put my child under pressure, etc., how do you undo the damage done? My best intentions have had unintended impacts on my child’s self esteem & performance, so how do you make amends? 
MY RESPONSE: This is a really important question for you to ask…

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WestJet travelers get a “Merry Christmas” from 150 employees playing Santa’s elves.  “It was more than mere fun!”   Mashable
The post Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Flight! appeared first on Sports Feel Good Stories.

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Charlotte Native Parenting Expert Provides a Solution to Last Night’s HBO Documentary ‘State of Play- Trophy Kids’
Sports Parents say they are ready to make a change
Charlotte, NC December 5, 2013:  ”The scholarship IS the goal” claims the basketball dad in last night’s HBO special ‘State of Play- Trophy Kids’, which featured the stories of four sports families and their quest for athletic success…

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America Rice, age 11, recently expressed her views about hard work and perseverance: “If you want something,” she said, “you have to earn it. Everything is not going to come to you just when you want it.”
How do children grow up to think and feel like America Rice? How do they internalize the value of hard work and the rewards of perseverance? Regardless of income, these are questions that perplex many parents as children grow from childhood to adolescence…

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This continuing “Guest Series” is being authored by Terry Ott and will delve into the Canadian Football League and the issues revolving around it and brain injury.  His process began nearly a year ago, but Mr. Ott picked up some steam with the release of“League of Denial”.  He has since found himself running into dead-ends and basically […]

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Every organization is different and has different needs. It may be that your organization does not currently need to do a background investigation for a new hire, but has numerous volunteers lined up. There are many junctures in the hiring of new staff and evaluation process for volunteers at which the background checks can be done…

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A new year inevitably brings talk of personal “resolutions”—things that we want to do better or differently going forward.  Sometimes individuals are very good at staying with their new plan, but it can be a challenge not to fall off course.We have written a lot here at our “Taking you Beyond the Game” site over the years about what we believe are important values to uphold when it comes to the world of youth sports

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 Boston, MA December 10, 2013 – CoachUp, the nation’s leading private coaching company, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI).
SLI is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups…

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Teens who continue to engage in full cognitive activity after sport-related concussion take from two to five times longer to recover on average than those who limit such activity, a new study has found.

Researchers found that those who engaged in the most cognitive activity after concussion took approximately 100 days on average to recover from their symptoms compared to approximately 20 to 50 days for patients who limited cognitive exertion…

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