Do You Have Resilient Children? Think Again. + MORE

Do You Have Resilient Children? Think Again. + MORE

CoachUp’s Pump-Up Playlist #2 + MORE

CoachUp’s Pump-Up Playlist #2 About a month ago, we asked some of our most esteemed coaches and employees to weigh in on their favorite pump-up songs. It was a smashing success, so we’re bringing it back for another edition! While your fall sports are nearing the playoff push, it’s.... More »

Here’s Why a Sports Parenting Martyr Complex Doesn’t Work

Sports Parenting sometimes brings out the martyr in even the best of moms or dads. As a parent, do you ever play the martyr in your home? I have to admit that I mastered the role pretty well, and sometimes I’m still tempted to fall back into using it. But the honest truth is, martyr...Read.... More »

How to Be an Athlete-Oriented Coach + MORE

I’ve written about the topic of good coaching vs. bad coaching many times in my career, and it always amazes me how much of a chord this strikes in the hearts of athletes, parents, and coaches alike. There are a lot of great coaches out there, but there are also many who just don’t know how to.... More »

Help Your Child Learn the Secret of Real Leadership + MORE

The secret of real leadership is not in how loud you yell or how dominating you are in the game….   Help Me Raise $500 for Caps for Kids! Caps for Kids is a program that gives autographed baseball caps to kids battling cancer. The  caps and autographs are from their heroes. Please take a.... More »

How Should Your Child Treat Teammates Who Make Mistakes in the Game? + MORE

Your child’s teammates will make mistakes; everyone expects that. Maybe because your child knows that, he may not think about the best way to respond to a frustrated teammate when he comes off the field, court, or rink, or when he comes out of the pool, or off the mat or green. I really neve.... More »
When I was two, I was playing in the sandbox with my sister. My dad was mowing the lawn and he asked her to go inside and get him a drink. As he went back to his work, turning his back for a second, I decided to go for a walk. As fate would have it, the train tracks were about a quarter mile from my house…

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For the second time in five years, a non-western female sprinter in her teens has been targeted by the two major international sports governing bodies, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), subjected to invasive medical and media scrutiny, and found to be too "masculine" to qualify as a woman in sporting competition…

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In an interview with Talking Biz News, Jeremy Olshan, the new editor in chief of, makes a few points I found interesting.
As the headline points out, Olshan wants most MarketWatch stories to stick to 400 words, “without all the empty calories and filler journalists love to stuff in the sausage…

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IT Band Syndrome In Young Runners

junior football tournaments 1413345342 1895902392 Do You Have Resilient Children? Think Again. + MOREBy Brian Fullem, DPM
Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Tampa, FL
Amol Saxena, DPM
Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Palo Alto, CA
Key Points:

IT Band Syndrome is a common cause of knee pain in young runners
IT Band Syndrome is often caused by weakness in the hip abductors

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) remains one of the main causes of knee pain in runners…

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flag football tournament 1413345348 519038983 Do You Have Resilient Children? Think Again. + MORECoachUp Private Basketball Coaches Share Their Insight Into the Qualities All Great Players Must Have.
Becoming a great basketball player is so much more than just refining the skills that are on display on the court. While a combination of hard work, practice and natural talent does go a long way in helping to develop a player, true greatness in basketball is achieved through developing the “intangibles” as well— those traits that aren’t easily identifiable, but are the most important for reaching success in the sport…

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