Coaching Do's and Don'ts for Slumping Athletes + MORE

Coaching Do's and Don'ts for Slumping Athletes + MORE

Celebrating Emil Zatopek, the greatest distance runner in Olympic history + MORE

Celebrating Emil Zatopek, the greatest distance runner in Olympic history Most history buffs are familiar with September 19th’s significance, but for those uninitiated, the mid-fall date has a special place in the heart of athletes everywhere — it’s the birthdate of Emil Zatopek,.... More »

A Quick Guide to Vitamins and Supplements for Athletes

What’s the bottom line when it comes to vitamins and supplements for athletes? The subject of vitamins and supplements for athletes can fill books, but in this post I am going to give you a very simple tutorial on what’s best for your child. This post is sponsored by Smarty Pants Vitamin.... More »
 Coaching Do's and Don'ts for Slumping Athletes + MORE

I Have a Dream for Kids Playing Sports + MORE

Two years ago, I first posted I have a Dream for Youth Sports. I still have that dream for kids playing sports. It motivates me to encourage parents to give their kids a positive youth sports experience. I hope that this is your dream too!   One of the most famous lines of King’s  speech .... More »

How Sports Parents Can Up Their Game + MORE

Sports parents, are you teachable? Are you willing to keep learning about how to be a better parent or do you think you’ve got it all figured out and don’t need any improvement? Most parents would probably say they could use some help, but when it comes to sports parents, it seems like m.... More »
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + MORE

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 »
Far too often when high-performing athletes begin to lag in their success rates, speed, or concentration in games or practice, coaches just don’t know how to handle it.
First they think it’s just a temporary hiccup and that the athlete will quickly recover, then they try aggression or stating their disapproval in the hopes that guilt or fear will jolt the athlete back into gear, and then they resort to benching those players or limiting their playing time, thinking that pushing them off to the side will make the problem fix itself while they put more attention on the “good” players…

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Teach Young Athletes How to Get Into the Flow

– youthsportspsychology.com

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You’ve all heard about how kids—and adults—get into a “flow” state while playing sports.
But what is it and how do you help your kids experience it?
Athletes describe a “flow” state or “being in the zone” with these words: in the bubble, in the here and now, totally absorbed, immersed and flowing…

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Whoa! It’s a CU Team Spotlight Day! We’re back at it and with my desk buddy, Daniel Dovev. Daniel joined the CoachUp a few weeks ago but has already made a palpable addition to the company’s Customer Experience Squad and general office morale. Now, if you ever need to call our Support Team and get […] The post CU Team Spotlight: Daniel Dovev appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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