On last Sunday’s radio show, I asked whether the time has finally come to seriously think about walking away from traditional HS varsity sports programs.
I asked that question because so many talented and gifted coaches have become tired and worn out by the endless number of sports parents who con.... More »
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 »
Have you ever stopped to think how words of encouragement for kids help them thrive in school and life?
Positive words from parents, teachers, and mentors are a rich source of internal motivation and guidance to children and teens. Often, kids recall your words inside themselves for many years.
At.... More »
What do the Collingwood Magpies, the New Zealand All Blacks, Barcelona Football Club and the New York Yankees have in common? They’re all members of author Sam Walker’s list of the 16 greatest sports teams ever. It’s not the talent, the coach, or the strategy that made these teams great –.... More »
As soon as I stepped out of my car in the parking lot, I could hear it. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon of travel soccer, but there it was. You know what I’m talking about: that sometimes beautiful, often times excruciating cacophony of sounds that we have come to know as “cheering for our.... 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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