CoachUp Roundtable: Athletic Beards, Soccer in the USA, and Instagramming Food + MORE

CoachUp Roundtable: Athletic Beards, Soccer in the USA, and Instagramming Food + MORE

DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA: How Can We Get Our Kids to Understand the Potential Issues?

Please forgive me, but for the life of me, I still cannot understand why so many of our young and talented athletes decide to post unbelievably stupid, vulgar, and offensive stuff on social media. This is a topic I’ve addressed on my show several times in the past. But the problem seems to go on, .... More »

8 Things Youth Sports Officials Want Parents to Know + MORE

Youth sports officials are probably some of the most abused people on the planet. They are under strict scrutiny by over-protective parents, dedicated fans, and very competitive athletes and coaches. They are insulted, attacked, blamed, and harassed. It’s a wonder they don’t quit. I thin.... More »

Chicago Bears Fan Guide, Schedule, Traditions

Da Bears! This Chicago Bears Fan Guide is your blueprint to following one of the most storied franchises in the league. If you’re new to pro football or new to Chicago, this short read will get you up to speed quickly. And, if you’re a long-time fan, it will serve as a handy reference re.... More »
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What to Do When Sports Kids Want to Quit + MORE

How to Help Sports Kids Feel Less Pressure What should you do if your young athlete wants to quit sports? Seventy-five percent of young athletes quit sports by the age of 16. The reasons vary, but most often, the child is no longer having fun. As sports parents, what can you do? You need to remembe.... More »

VIDEO: Your Greatest Opponent as an Athlete + MORE

Athletes: your toughest opponent is YOURSELF! I'm all for striving to be the best you can be. But when you try to be perfect, then fail and beat yourself up, you're actually slowing your progress down. I explain more in this video.   [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oiZ2HsDi50] .... More »
CoachUp Roundtable: Athletic Beards, Soccer in the USA, and Instagramming Food As promised, CoachUp is dedicated to bringing you fresh ideas in content each and every day — so, we’re trying something totally new: the CoachUp Roundtable! We’ll grab a couple new people and gab about things trending in sports, debate-worthy topics, or silly considerations…

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Graceful is not a word that most sports parents would think of when they set out to confront a coach about their child’s playing time. But, in fact, one parent recently asked me that very question: How can I gracefully talk to my child’s coach about playing time? Your good habits will change your child’s…

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