Are You An Expert Performer? Radio CaptainU Interviews Joe Baker, Pioneering Canadian Researcher. + MORE

Are You An Expert Performer? Radio CaptainU Interviews Joe Baker, Pioneering Canadian Researcher. + MORE

The 2015 CoachUp Roundup + 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 »

Wichita State teaches young athletes about injury

This story is a couple weeks old now, but it is so utterly fantastic that we couldn’t help but share, even now. As a reader of this blog, you probably know that CoachUp believes parents and coaches have a massive responsibility to keep our young athletes safe. So, when we found out that Wichi.... More »
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Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: The coach will often have to make a decision on return to play during competition One tactic would be to observe the player in pregame warmup for any pain o.... More »

Welcome from Dr. G! + MORE

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Why Keeping the Fun in Youth Sports is So Important

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. The idea of “hard work’ gets a lot of attention. We teach our kids that if they are not willing to work hard for something, then they will not truly appreciate it. I totally agree with that...Read&.... More »

The Missing Ingredient in US Talent Development

– changingthegameproject.com

In 2005, the coaches at one of the top English Premier League Youth Soccer Academies held one of their semiannual meetings to decide upon which players they would keep for the upcoming cycle, and whom they would let go. As they were evaluating their players –many of whom would go on to star not only […

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Here’s another one of those reminders that in breaking-news situations, it’s wise to think twice, and then think again, before you weigh in on social media.
As street protests and a militarized police presence continued for the fifth horrific day in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday, FiveThirtyEight…

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Respect for Sport Coaches on ESPN?

– InstituteForSportCoaching.com

The other day, I was watching ESPN while I was working out. One of the segments I watched first was about Johnny Manziel aka “Johnny Football” and his chances at becoming the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback. Shannon Sharp, one of the commenters during this segment, commented (paraphrased as I did not stop running to write the direct quote down), “…don’t be too hasty in making this judgment as most of the players he has been playing against will be signing up for unemployment or coaching next week…

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By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Expert Performance refers to individuals that perform at the absolute highest levels
The most important factor in expert performance is training related, and more important than genetics according to Baker
Other interesting factors in expert performance are birthdate, being left handed, and emphasis on multiple sports or physical activities at the youngest ages

How does someone get to be the very best at something? These individuals are called “expert performers” by Canadian researcher and noted authority Joe Baker…

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4 Ways to Be Countercultural

– allprodad.com

 
Jason is in a tight spot. He’s concerned about business ethics and he wants to be more countercultural, but he can’t afford to lose his job.
As a young man with a young family, Jason is all about moving forward in his career. At the same time, he’s worried that his foundational values are at odds with the world he’s trying to impress…

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