PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNTS TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON
By Steve Kallas
In July 2016, the National Federation of State High School Associations (“NFHS”) announced that, beginning with the 2017 spring baseball season, each state member would have to institute a pitch count rule for high sch.... More »
Sled Hockey: “For Love of the Game”
By Doug Abrams
Late last week, I received an e-mail from my longtime friend Dick Gagliardi, the former Yale University hockey coach and Sacred Heart Academy athletic director. “This is something you would want to know about,” he said, and he was.... More »
What a year. 2015 brought so much to CoachUp and our extended family – YOU, our athletes, parents, and coaches. This past year has reminded us how lucky we are to have such an outstanding group of people who make CoachUp what it is today. We’d like to thank everyone for their dedicatio.... More »
What can sports kids learn from the US Open semifinal Upset?
Kids can learn a lot from underdog Roberta Vinci’s surprise win over Serena Williams during the US Open’s semifinals…
Serena Williams is viewed as the best tennis player in the world. And Vinci is viewed as an underdog.
So how d.... More »
Sports parenting is as easy as signing your child up and getting him to practice, right? If this is your child’s first, second, or even third year of playing youth sports, then you are still relatively new to the game. It may seem easy, and you may think, This is great! This is fun! WhereR.... More »
The following two part TV expose was aired last night by Canadian TV and highlights the on-going emotional abuse of several athletes at a prestigious private school in Victoria, B.C. You will hear about the experience of two specific athletes and my involvement with this situation. Emotional abuse by coaches is an epidemic that pervades competitive youth through collegiate sports…
Over the last three years, Dr. G has been a consultant in a coach abuse situation at a prominent private school in Victoria B.C., Saint Michaels University School. On-going complaints from athletes and their parents about this coach abuse have been systematically dismissed by the school administration and outside government investigations…
For many years, it’s been noted that upset sports parents have become so angry with their kid’s coach that the parents have filed a lawsuit against the coach.
Most of these lawsuits are deemed by the courts as being frivolous, but the reality is that when a HS or travel team coach is sued, the defendant still has to secure an attorney to fight the charges, which cost time, money, and emotional expense…