Bengals sign Devon Still to help pay for daughter’s cancer + MORE

Bengals sign Devon Still to help pay for daughter’s cancer + MORE
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Syracuse honoring 1996 Final Four squad + CoachUp Coach Elimu Nelson + MORE

Syracuse University will honor the 1996 team prior to their game against Pittsburgh on February 20th. Their magical run to the Finals is one of the most historic months in March Madness history and one of our own was along for the ride. Elimu Nelson, one of CoachUp’s highest ranking basketb.... More »
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NFL’s Best Rivalry: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

The two most storied NFL franchises.  The Black-and-Blue Division.  Coaches like Vince Lombardi and George Halas.  The venues: Lambeau Field and Soldier Field.  Players like Ditka, Farve, Nitchske, Sayers, Starr and Payton. Fan bases who love their teams.  Winning histories.  Championships. NF.... More »

How to Deal with a Negative Coach + MORE

If your child has ever been coached by a negative coach, you have probably been tempted to fight fire with fire. If he’s a yeller, you want to chew him out. If he’s critical, you want to be critical about him being critical. If he focuses more on the mistakes of the team than on...Read&#.... More »
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It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MORE

As soon as I stepped out of my car in the parking lot, I could hear it. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon of travel soccer, but there it was. You know what I’m talking about: that sometimes beautiful, often times excruciating cacophony of sounds that we have come to know as “cheering for our.... More »

ABUSIVE COACHES: When HS Coaches Want Kids to Practice Their Sport….All Year Round

We all know about the ongoing tug-of-war between HS varsity coaches and travel team coaches, and how all coaches are eager to have their top athletes dedicate the bulk of their practice and game time to each coach’s respective sport. We know about all of this from the battles between HS varsit.... More »
 
Sports dads like myself are more excited than normal right about now. The NFL Season is here! The anticipation has been building since the draft a few months ago. Coaches and fans learn the new players they’ll have playing for their team. Then training camp starts and we see how well they learn and follow the coaches…

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junior football tournaments 1411073837 133891966 Bengals sign Devon Still to help pay for daughter’s cancer + MOREIn honor of Julian Edelman joining CoachUp’s Athlete Advisory Council, we’re running two raffles to give away some awesome signed swag.
Raffle #1
When you book a package with a coach, use the code “JE11″ in the promotional code field. You will automatically be entered to win a Julian Edelman Signed Swag Package consisting of an official NFL football autographed by Julian Edelman, an autographed JE11 T-shirt, and an autographed photo of Julian Edelman…

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Sportswriter Jay Busbee of Yahoo Sports has written a tongue-in-cheek form letter in response to commenters on his pieces, and anyone who’s ever had an online audience can relate.
The letter, published on his site and headlined “A Letter For the Angry Fan Who Just Wants a Little Attention,” has something for people who liked what he wrote, and something for, as Busbee writes, “as is the more likely scenario, you didn’t like what I wrote…

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nfl flag football tournament 1411073832 1026276812 Bengals sign Devon Still to help pay for daughter’s cancer + MOREWhen Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still found out that his 4-year-old daughter Leah was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, he had to leave the team to be by her. The team was forced to open up his position to another player come final team cuts in September.
The Bengals could have left it at that. But, the Bengals did the right thing…

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You can’t play youth sports with a piano on your back!

– takingyoubeyondthegame.blogspot.com

Whenever I have the opportunity to conduct our seminar on how communication can help to build confidence and characters in young athletes, one of the things I stress to the youth coaches on hand is this:  a kid can’t play youth sports with a piano on their back.I try to reinforce that message—and others—in a recent podcast hosted by Craig Haworth, from “Winning Youth Coach”…

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