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

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

When Sports Parents SHOULD Butt In

As the words in Ecclesiastes 3 say, “There is a time for everything,” and that is especially true for sports parents. There IS a time to butt in….          Related Stories8 Things Every Soccer Parent Needs to KnowHow to Deal with a Negative .... More »

Head Games: Time Management, Priorities and Feeling Overwhelmed + MORE

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 2 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on Time Management, Priorities, and Feeling Overwhelmed.   My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, coun.... More »
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Helping Kids Stop Socializing And Focus Before a Game

The Importance Of A Pregame Routine For Athletes Let’s face it. Many kids join sports teams to be with their friends. That means they love to chat with one another. But you want them to feel confident and capable about their athletic abilities. And when they talk with friends just before a game a.... More »

Special Needs Basketball Player Hits Final Shot

With enthusiastic chanting in the background, senior Lainy Fredrickson entered a basketball game for the Norman High School Lady Tigers. Fredrickson, who has special needs, entered the game in the final minutes against her school’s arch-rival, Norman North. Lainy Fredrickson Makes Final Bucket.... 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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