ABUSIVE COACHES: A New Trend is Developing in Holding Coaches Accountable + MORE

ABUSIVE COACHES: A New Trend is Developing in Holding Coaches Accountable + MORE

INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS: Using Technology To Help You Be a Better Sports Parent

Four Tips to Help Sports Parents Stay Sane  By Kathleen Burke, TeamSnap As sports parents, you have a lot on your mind. From safety concerns on the field to getting your kids to practices on time to juggling family responsibilities, it’s easy to understand why many parents often feel overwhelmed .... More »

Community Service Ideas for Youth: Why Giving Back Matters

If you are searching for community service ideas for children, you may be hoping to help them:  1) Meet school or scouting service requirements; 2) Build positive resumes for college; and/or 3) Develop into more empathetic and caring young people. Whatever the reasons, it’s helpful to understand .... More »
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ABUSIVE COACHES: “Steph Curry….Stay Away from My Students!” + MORE

Sometimes, a teacher means well, but the words they choose unfortunately just don’t come out the right way. And because of that, I’m going to give Matt Amaral, a teacher at Mount Eden HS in Hayward, CA, a break on this. Let me explain why. Back in May, Amaral wrote a letter to NBA MVP St.... More »
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Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer + MORE

Staying Sharp During the Dog Days of Summer Just because children have long forgotten about homework during the summer, that doesn’t mean they should also forget about all they’ve worked towards in sports. The warmer months are no excuse for children to fall out of the habit of training, but wit.... More »

CoachUp Awards 2014 Scholarships to Student-Atheltes + MORE

We are pleased to announce the winners of the second annual CoachUp Scholarship program. Applicants submitted essays describing how sports affected their lives, recommendation letters, and videos for consideration. The CoachUp Scholarship Program awards student-athletes who embody the CoachUp valu.... More »
If you’re a tennis fan, it’s hard to get around the reality that there are fewer and fewer American highly-ranked tennis stars. In the US Open, for example, on the men’s side, John Isner — America’s best shot – was eliminated Saturday night, and on the women’s side, with the exception of the Williams’ sisters, there are not many highly-ranked women…

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I learned my first marriage secret from a seasoned veteran right after getting royally beaten at racquetball. I was 24 years-old, full of energy, full with confidence, and full of myself!
My opponent was pushing 60. To be honest, I was embarrassed at how easy the game was going to be. “I’m going to run circles around this dude,” I thought…

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Ever since the debacle of the Rutgers men’s basketball program a few years ago and the dismissal of Mike Rice for verbally and physically abusing his players, something new has evolved.
And it’s a good trend.
Coaches at all levels are now coming under more scrutiny than ever before.
There was a time in this country not long ago where coaches used to have supreme power when it came to running their programs, and they were given tremendous leeway by their athletic director to run their programs…

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