Far too often when high-performing athletes begin to lag in their success rates, speed, or concentration in games or practice, coaches just don’t know how to handle it.
First they think it’s just a temporary hiccup and that the athlete will quickly recover, then they try aggression or stating .... More »
Helping Parents Keep Their Wits on Long Winter Days
For parents with little ones, winter days can feel like an eternity.Cold temperatures, weather hazards, the dreaded cold and flu season, and the onset of cabin fever can lead to a frustrating loop of, “I’m bored” and “What are we going.... More »
Regaining Confidence After Injury
A sports parent asks:
“How do my children stay motivated while coming back from a sports injury? They tend to play very conservatively and find it harder to work as hard or be as enthusiastic when coming back from such an injury.”
Often when your kids a.... More »
There is a new sensation in baseball and he is from Japan. He is on a record-breaking spree and if we are to go by the numbers (and even performance on the field), it would not be wrong to claim that he is the Japanese equivalent of the legend, Babe Ruth. The player is Shohei […]
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The pressure and heat of competition bring out the best and the worst in athletes and parents. I’ve been amazed to see parents who always seem so calm, go berzerk at their child’s games. Kids are not the only ones who need to work on handling their emotions! It’s easy for me.... More »
We recently interviewed Coach Matthew K, a private basketball coach with CoachUp. Coach Matthew has an extensive college basketball resume. During his sessions, he focuses on what basketball players need to improve, want to improve, and need to help them advance in basketball.
Tell us about yourself…
The New York Times ran a big feature piece two weeks ago about how Division I soccer coaches are furiously recruiting girls at the middle school level, and offering them athletic scholarships even before they have started HS.
This is hard to believe, but then again, maybe it’s not. This kind of thing has been going on for sometime with college basketball coaches chasing middle school players who happen to well over 6 feet tall…