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

Coaching Do's and Don'ts for Slumping Athletes + MORE
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One Day You Will Miss Practice, I Promise + MORE

One Day You Will Miss Practice, I Promise Those two-a-day practices in the heat; those after-school battles each and every day with your teammates — I took it for granted, I must admit. Whether your sport is on 84 feet of hardwood or somewhere inside the foul lines of a baseball diamond, one .... More »

The Talent That Whispers + MORE

The scouts snickered. They looked at the time again. To this day the 5.28 second 40 yard dash time is one of the slowest for quarterbacks in the history of the NFL combine. His 24.5 inch vertical leap didn’t have them lining up at his door either. He had been a good, but not an The post The Talent.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Are Kids Born with Grit…Or Do They Learn it?

There’s a major New York Times best-selling book that was published about two months ago, and it has the simple title of GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The author is Dr. Angela Duckworth, a professor of psychology  at the Univ of Penn who has studied this trait – grit — for .... More »

EPL Previews: Will Jose Mourinho succeed at Manchester United? + MORE

EPL Previews: Can Jose Mourinho build something stable at Manchester United? After Leicester City’s 5000-1 odds to win the Premiership, capping off what is, in all likelihood, the most fantastic championship in major sports history, the perennial powerhouses have gone hard towards defeating the s.... 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

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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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