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 »
Sometimes there is victory in just finishing. When I talk in this video about working through the pain, I’m also referring to the emotional stress. Sometimes that hurts more than the physical.
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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Pace The Sidelines During Youth Sports Parents, it’s time to have a seat, most preferably in the bleachers or a chair. We promise, this is something you need to hear: pacing the sidelines and instructing your child during youth sports is not going to help them p.... More »
Part of the fun in youth sports is all the memories you will make with your athlete. You’ll have lots to reminisce and laugh about when your kids are older. After 22 years of being a sports mom, there’s some specific memories that stand out. Can I encourage you to look beyond the usual .... More »
Every child reaches the stage of why? somewhere around two or three years old. And I regret to inform you that it really never goes away. Teenagers ask why? for different reasons, perhaps, but with the same annoying intensity. You may try to ignore the whys by changing the subject (when they are.... More »
It’s easy to forget that when you write about sports, you’re potentially writing about almost anything. Politics, economics, race, violence, substance abuse. There’s almost nothing that gets covered on news sites that couldn’t, somehow, end up on a sports site.
So while a rampaging shooter like the one who terrorized Ottawa this week doesn’t figure to be a part of sports coverage, it could happen, depending on where or at whom that shooter shoots, or threatens to shoot…
How do you define the soul of a champion? It is difficult to pinpoint and yet we know what it looks like; we see it when we watch athletes like Roger Federer, Dwayne Wade, and Derek Jeter. We see it in their eyes, in their body language. Some of them make comebacks that seems near impossible,…Read More
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By now you probably know that seven members of the Sayreville High School varsity football team have been arrested and charged with serious crimes in the alleged sexual assaults of at least four freshman football players…