CoachUp Awards 2014 Scholarships to Student-Atheltes + MORE

CoachUp Awards 2014 Scholarships to Student-Atheltes + MORE
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LEGAL CONCERNS: Making Our Playing Fields Level for ALL Athletes + MORE

When Game Officials Overlook Youth Leaguers’ Cultural, Ethnic, or Religious Identities  By Doug Abrams When the Flagstaff (Ariz.) High School Eagles girls basketball team faced Greenway High School earlier this month, the Eagles wore their hair in traditional Navajo buns during pregame warmup. F.... More »

Two Ways for Your Young Athlete to Face Pain

Is your young athlete facing pain right now? Maybe they are not getting the playing time they want, having trouble getting along with teammates, at odds with their coach, or disappointed with their own performance. The pain of disappointments and frustrations are inevitable in youth sports and you a.... More »

Answering Hard Questions from Preschoolers + MORE

  When Arnold Schwartzenegger stepped out from his traditional action roles to do the movie Kindergarten Cop, I was more than a little skeptical. I was surprised by how much I liked it. The story was compelling and, at times, heartwarming. However, the most enjoyable part was watching Schwartz.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TIPS: Coaching Kids is a Serious Responsibility

The response to Doug Abram’s column last week regarding “coaches who apologize” generated a remarkable number of downloads and hits, and that interest continued this AM on my radio show. The general consensus was that — especially with younger athletes (10 and under) — .... 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 »
 
I’ll never forget the look on Keith’s (name changed) dad’s face at the hospital. It was an unbelievable combination of fear, sadness, relief, stunned confusion, severity, and gratitude. His son had unsuccessfully attempted to take his own life. “I knew things weren’t easy for him, but I just never wanted to believe my son would ever do anything like this…

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the second annual CoachUp Scholarship program. Applicants submitted essays describing how sports affected their lives, recommendation letters, and videos for consideration. The CoachUp Scholarship Program awards student-athletes who embody the CoachUp values of hard work, dedication, and integrity…

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It’s a few days old now, but I think it’s worth reading Richard Deitsch’s two-part roundtable discussion with five NFL reporters at SI.com.
Part 1.
Part 2.
The reporters are Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jason Reid of the Washington Post and Adam Schefter and Ed Werder of ESPN…

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