Drill of the Week: Shooting The Free Throw + MORE

Drill of the Week: Shooting The Free Throw + MORE
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Help Kids Be More Mentally Resilient + MORE

The Importance of Resiliency in Youth Sports A sports parent asks, “My children seem to get easily stressed out when things go wrong while playing. Is there anything I can do about this?” The issue your children are facing is common and can be challenging. They could benefit from some tr.... More »
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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes + MORE

Superheroes are defined as “benevolent fictional characters with superhuman powers, such as Superman.” Well, maybe it’s time to expand that definition to include non-fictional folks, and specifically, Shavarsh Karapetyan. Here is Karapetyan’s story. The world has seen many gr.... More »
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Why is it so Important for Your Child to Learn to Fight For Himself? + MORE

Please excuse the shakiness of this video, but I made it last weekend as I drove across the country from Florida to Oregon with my son, helping him move to a new location. He’s a great young man, I believe in him, he’s strong and he will do well. But it sucks that it’s so very...R.... More »

CoachUp Wears ‘Grey for Anna’ + MORE

CoachUp Wears ‘Grey for Anna’ While CoachUp is all about working while nobody is watching, we often like to take a step back and celebrate our success stories from time to time. This story is about a courageous young girl named Anna and her extraordinary journey towards present day, whe.... More »

3 Keys to Earning Basketball Playing Time + MORE

Do you have a basketball player in the house? If so, you know the challenges that come with earning minutes in the game. Today’s guest post by Glen Izevbigie from The Better Game gives some very specific ideas on how to help your child earn more basketball playing time. Playing time isn’t ev.... 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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