CoachUp Attends National Basketball Retired Players Association Conference in Cancún + MORE

CoachUp Attends National Basketball Retired Players Association Conference in Cancún + MORE

LeBron James – NBA Superstar + MORE

LeBron James – NBA Superstar LeBron James is considered by many as the “face of the NBA” for so many reasons, including his skills and feats on the court. He is one of those rare National Basketball Association (NBA) players whose opinions have significantly influenced key league decisions.... More »
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DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Focusing on The Often Overlooked Concerns During Practice + MORE

New Medical Study Spotlights Football Concussion Rates During Practice Sessions  By Doug Abrams In early May, National Public Radio aired a story about a new study on the prevalence of concussions in football. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that at the high school and collegiate le.... More »

Visit us at City Sports Sunday!

If you live in Massachusetts or Maryland, we may be coming to a City Sports near you this Sunday August 23rd! Check out the locations and times below to see if you can join us. We’ll be showing live soccer demos and giving away swag – including a chance to win a football signed by Julian Edelma.... More »

How You Can Coach Your Child to Be an Overcomer + MORE

When your child is going through a rough season, you can talk to him until you are blue in the face and still may not feel like he is listening to what you are saying. Unfortunately, our kids can become immune to our encouragements and pep talks and no matter how profound our words are,...Read .... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: TIME Magazine Cover Story Reveals Youth Sports is a $15 Billion Industry

Hard to believe, but true. I grew up during a time when youth sports were not influenced by parents, travel teams, elite camps, the college recruiting of middle school kids, and so on. When you went outside to play with your friends, you found an empty field or sandlot, put down markers for boundari.... More »
national flag football tournament 1409846024 1009187554 CoachUp Attends National Basketball Retired Players Association Conference in Cancún + MOREA couple weeks ago, several members of the CoachUp team traveled to Cancún, Mexico to take part in the 2014 Legends World Sports Conference held by our partners in the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA). Close to 100 former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players attended the event including Moses Malone, Nancy Lieberman, Spencer Haywood, and Otis Birdsong…

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Protect Youth Sports, as a subsidiary of its parent company Active Screening, has successfully established compliance with the (NAPBS) National Association of Professional Background Screeners!  This industry recognition acknowledges achievements including:
- Commitment to excellence, accountability, growth & professionalism
- Proof of adherence to the industry’s strictest professional standards
- Ethical business practices
- Compliance with both national and international regulations and laws
How was this achieved? It wasn’t easy! NAPBS accreditation has been earned by less than 5% of the employment screening industry, so to achieve accreditation reinforces our commitment to quality and excellence in our industry…

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#TheFIFA5 A Recap by Snedaker

– theconcussionblog.com

Although the news of a concussion lawsuit is not really “new” anymore the fact that it was brought against FIFA was “earth-shattering” in terms of news.  Sure, the football leagues and even the NCAA have been targets, but for soccer to get the proverbial target painted on its back has really shook up the sporting […]

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flag football tournament 1409846011 156686082 CoachUp Attends National Basketball Retired Players Association Conference in Cancún + MORELisa here from Kids’ Sports Psychology to tell you about how my 6-year-old’s first soccer practice went- and why I hope your kids have similar experiences.
I’m here to report the practice went very well. I’m thrilled with my son’s coaches this year.
Why?
My son’s two coaches said they wanted the kids to have fun- and they delivered…

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Eric Simons, author of “The Secret Lives of Sports Fans: The Science of Sports Obsession,” has a piece in the Columbia Journalism Review with the headline “What science can tell sportswriters about why we love sports.”
I found what he has to say about why we love sports only mildly interesting, but what he has to say about how sportswriters talk about that subject quite compelling…

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MomsTEAM Presents Youth Safety Summit

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It is approaching quickly, but if you are in the northeast a week from Monday you really should check into SmartTeams Play Safe™: Protecting the Health & Safety of the Whole Child In Youth Sports By Implementing Best Practices.  There is a myriad of topics to be included: Sport-related concussion best practices The evolving landscape of […]

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