Drill of the Week: Shooting The Free Throw + MORE

Drill of the Week: Shooting The Free Throw + MORE

10 Things You CAN Change About Youth Sports

There’s a lot of negative stuff happening in youth sports these days. Do you ever get frustrated with it? Don’t you wish you could wave a magic wand over a team, coach, or parent, and change them? After 34 years of being a wife and 29 years of being a mother, I’ve concluded that tr.... More »
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Helping Youth Baseball Players Deal with Failure

Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon. “The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... More »

8 Things Every Soccer Parent Needs to Know + MORE

This post is sponsored by Xeros Gear, creator of a bag that fights sports equipment odor. Learn more about their first bag, designed specifically for shin guards. Soccer was one of the several sports that my three kids all played at a young age. And even though my husband also played at a small co.... More »

The Talent That Whispers + MORE

The scouts snickered. They looked at the time again. To this day the 5.28 second 40 yard dash time is one of the slowest for quarterbacks in the history of the NFL combine. His 24.5 inch vertical leap didn’t have them lining up at his door either. He had been a good, but not an The post The Talent.... More »
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun? A sport parent asks: “My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »
In the NBA, the battle over free throws rages on as hack-a techniques are getting more popular by the day. With Dwight Howard, DeAndre Jordan, and Andre Drummond getting intentionally forced to shoot free throws can be an absolute nightmare. While the league has made strides in stopping some versions of the foul, it remains […] The post Drill of the Week: Shooting The Free Throw appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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Help Your Athletes Get Mentally Prepared
Do your athletes know exactly how to mentally prepare for competition – so they can perform their best?
We think this is a super important area for young athletes and we’d love your feedback about your kids’ pregame mindset…
Do your athletes:

Get tight or anxious before they compete?
Lack confidence before they start?
Worry about losing or scoring poorly?
Say they worry about letting down teammates or coach?
Fail to use pregame mental preparation altogether?
Get into arguments with you?

How can we help your athletes improve their pregame mental game preparation?
And what mental game no-nos do you make as a sports parent, such as arguing with your kids about game strategy?
Parents: whether you realize it or not, you have a big impact on your kids’ pregame mindset…

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