I am very excited to be partnering with the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system, to bring you a 5-part series of sponsored posts on youth sports injuries. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe y.... More »
I suppose you hear it all the time. Sports is a mental game more than a physical one. After watching 3 kids play sports from pre-school through college, I know for a fact that if an athlete cannot win in his or her head, it’s doubtful he or she will win in the game. Parents,...Read More
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As parents, it feels good—great even —when our kids NEED us. When they turn to us for guidance, affection, even that peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Those are all good things.
We do have to remind ourselves, however, our long-term parenting goal is to guide our kids from being totally depen.... More »
We all know about the ongoing tug-of-war between HS varsity coaches and travel team coaches, and how all coaches are eager to have their top athletes dedicate the bulk of their practice and game time to each coach’s respective sport.
We know about all of this from the battles between HS varsit.... 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 »
CoachUp Previews: European Cup Finals — France vs. Portugal At long last, we’ve reached the European Championship Finals and the host-nation France will face off against sloppy-but-successful Portugal on Sunday. Of course, these victors come on the heels their defeats of scrappy underdog Wales and perennial powers Germany, so, this could be an incredible showdown […]
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CoachUp Presents: 5 Cities Without Professional Sports Teams When the Cleveland Cavaliers shook off the Golden State Warriors in seven games to win the NBA Finals, they finally got the city their first professional championship since 1964. Outlets around the country are busy crowning the next city with a major drought — but some people […]
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CoachUp Previews: Wimbledon Weekend by Mohini Vembu and Emily Qin Wimbledon, one of the oldest and most famous Grand Slams in tennis, has reached its final stage. Roger Federer, Milos Raonic, Andy Murray, and Tomas Berdych all advanced to Gentlemen’s semifinals, while Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber will meet in Ladies’ final…
The debate about specialization is old ground, yet some parents–as this one who asked me–still wonder, if my child really loves one sport, when is it okay for him/her to focus on only that sport? Get Your Habits On!
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