Drill of the Week: Shooting The Free Throw + MORE

Drill of the Week: Shooting The Free Throw + MORE

Why Praise is Not Always Good + MORE

In this culture of positivity, we’ve gone a tad overboard with the importance of praise. Here’s why it needs to be balanced with some critiquing… Are you struggling with a specific problem in your parenting? Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall and just don’t know how to .... More »
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + MORE

I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »
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Looking for a Good Pair of Youth Sports Cleats? Here’s the Top Sellers + MORE

When looking to buy your child youth sports cleats, the choices are many. And the hours you can spend that you really don’t have can quickly add up as you tried to shop around and choose. One good way to determine what’s the best choice is to see what others have bought. Usually if they..... More »

NYT Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies

The New York Times Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies The Opinion Pages, a section of op-ed writing on The New York Times, tackled the debate of participation trophies in youth sports and the short entries are worth your time this afternoon. The topic itself has long-burne.... More »
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Helping Your Child Build Leadership Skills + MORE

Encouraging Leadership Skills in Youth Sports Leadership skills are essential for sports kids who want to become more valuable to their teams. Here’s the good news: Becoming a leader is a straightforward process that requires the same commitment and dedication your kids would give to their jump s.... 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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