I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »
By Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Football kickoffs are the plays most likely to result in serious injury to players
The NFL, NCAA, and high school federations recognize this and have taken a number.... More »
What a year. 2015 brought so much to CoachUp and our extended family – YOU, our athletes, parents, and coaches. This past year has reminded us how lucky we are to have such an outstanding group of people who make CoachUp what it is today. We’d like to thank everyone for their dedicatio.... More »
Used-Equipment Banks: One Way to Reduce Costs and Boost Enrollment
By Doug Abrams
Much has been written lately about the escalating costs of playing youth sports, particularly at the travel and elite levels. Commentators have described burdens imposed by interstate travel and lodging, handsomely .... More »
In an attempt to motivate your child, have you ever fallen into the trap of comparing them to another athlete or sibling? It may seem like an efficient motivational tactic, but actually its effect is short- lived, if it even has an impact. I tried it a few times and what was the result? My kids...R.... More »
Parents are always on the lookout for ways they can help their kids improve at the sports that they love. Most parents know that a great time for significant skill improvements comes during the off-season. A track that many folks seem to take is to try to increase the amount of instruction and competition via camps, clinics, private instruction and additional league play…
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 Steph Curry asking him to stay away from Mt…