Avoiding the Family Cold War + MORE

Avoiding the Family Cold War + MORE

If You Have to Keep Saying NO to This, Then You are too Busy! + MORE

Busy-ness and sports parenting go hand in hand. But if you continually say NO to these two things, then maybe it’s time to start setting some boundaries so that you have to margin to say when you should!     Only 3 Days Left! Don’t Miss This Great Opportunity! Are you Tired of.... More »

Head Games: Athletes and Their Body Images + MORE

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 3 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on Athletes and Their Body Images. My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, counselor, blogger, and recoverin.... More »

CoachUp Team Spotlight: Jack Harris + MORE

Although he’s off on a cruise right now and we’re very jealous in chilly Boston, we wanted to highlight one of our wonderful interns, Jack. He’s been with us since January, offering his current student-athlete perspective wherever he can. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jack has .... More »

Google it! What Coaches Can Learn from the Tech Giant About Building Teams

110-2. 24-0. Headed into the 2004 Olympic Games, the Men’s USA Basketball team was 110-2 all-time. They were 24-0 since the introduction of the 1992 “Dream Team”(NBA-era). The team consisted of current and future NBA stars. The best of the best. The greatest players from the greatest league in.... More »
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Teaching Kids That The “Doer Makes Mistakes” + MORE

A dad writes us saying that his son, a gifted athlete, has begun playing it safe since he became a high school player. He plays to avoid making mistakes. “I can’t figure out how to get into his head and undo whatever is keeping him from crossing this mental boundary,” the dad says. This da.... More »
national youth football championships 1401972762 564631300 Avoiding the Family Cold War + MORELake Minnetonka is the biggest lake in the Twin Cities metro area.  Heavy spring rains, a windy day and a new boat that wasn’t working correctly had the potential for a dangerous scenario for Crystal Alexis and her husband Edward last Monday afternoon.  The maiden voyage of their boat turned scary when all it was able to do was go turn in small circles…

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With a sport like running, a lot of an athlete’s success comes from not only how hard he or she trains, but also on technique development. Without technique work, a runner will lose efficiency in the running form which can potentially cause a plateau in performance.  There are many running drills to improve your running form, but here are two common examples, called the A Skip and the B Skip:

For the A Skip, start by bringing your knee up so that your leg reaches parallel, then skip…

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Your readers are great editors. But only if you listen to them.
Not every writer likes to jump into the comments and mix it up with readers. You’ve heard the advice about engaging with the community and encouraging debate, and if it’s not your style, it’s not your style. 
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Avoiding the Family Cold War

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On Saturday, October 27, 1962 the United States and Soviet Union were on the brink of nuclear war.  The Cuban Missile Crisis was in its terrorizing 14th day.  Communication between President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev had been reduced to a naval game of cat and mouse.
On this particular day, the U…

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