ABUSIVE COACHES: LL Coach Sues a 14-Year-Old Player + MORE

ABUSIVE COACHES: LL Coach Sues a 14-Year-Old Player + MORE

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: What’s the Best Way to Give Feedback to Young Athletes (…and their Parents)? + MORE

One of the basic fundamentals that all coaches embrace – whether at the youth, travel, or HS level – is that a coach has to give feedback to one’s athletes. Problem is, it’s rare for a coach to be trained at any level on how to do this. In short, it’s just sort of ̶.... More »

5 Enemies of Having Fun in Youth Sports + MORE

Having fun in youth sports should not be the only goal, but it’s a very important part of the game. However, every season some very subtle enemies lurk around the ball field and the court, just waiting to rob you and your child of the fun of playing sports. If you meet one of these...Read .... More »

Selecting A Concussion Educator: Rosemarie Moser Recommends Experts With Extensive Clinical Experience

  With youth sports concussion safety laws in place in all 50 states, increased public awareness about concussions, and growing concern about the long-term effect of repetitive head impacts, the demand for concussion education, not just for parents, coaches, and athletes, but for health.... More »

So you want to be a beat writer? Grantland’s Curtis shows how the sausage is made + MORE

Bryan Curtis, who is an essential voice on the media beat at Grantland, told the story last week behind the recent tensions between the Oklahoma Thunder’s two big stars and the media. Distant Thunder: What Did Oklahoma City’s Media Do to Piss Off Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant? is a loo.... More »

How to be a Good Sports Parent

We all know what makes a bad sports parent. They yell at their kids during games and argue with the ref or coaches. But what comes to mind when you think of a good sports parent? How they act on the sidelines is one indication, says Sue Shellenbarger, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal who writ.... More »
Well, this is just nuts.
A chiropractor in California claims he suffered a severed Achilles tendon when one of his LL players rounded third base en route to scoring a winning run. The boy threw his helmet up in the air and on the way down, it struck the coach in his lower leg, seriously injuring him…

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We recently interviewed one of CoachUp’s private soccer coaches Coach Michael F. With many years of soccer coaching experience under his belt and a successful athletic career that led to playing professional soccer, Coach Michael deserves to shine under the spotlight.
Tell us about yourself.
I have over 20 years of experience playing soccer,  and I am still currently playing professional soccer in Philadelphia…

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