Drill of the Week: Shooting The Free Throw + MORE

Drill of the Week: Shooting The Free Throw + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Is Adam LaRoche Being a Good – or Bad – Father?

Here’s what I find so amazing about sports parenting issues: You never know when the next controversy is going to come from. Case in point: Long-time major league slugger Adam LaRoche made national headlines this past week, insisting that he had language in his contract with the Chicago White .... More »

What to Look for in Your Kids’ Sports Drink

What’s the best kids’ sports drink for your child to consume? There are so many that claim to be the best, how’s a parent to know? Let’s start with a simpler question: are sports drinks even necessary? A couple of weeks ago, I was one of the speakers at the Elite Soccer Summi.... More »

Top 10 Best Selling Skill and Strength Training Tools

Does your child to do skill or strength training outside of practice? If so, this is a great way for you to help and spend time with her. I’ve researched the best selling skill and strength training tools on Amazon for youth athletes. Look over these ten with your athlete and decide toget.... More »
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10 Things I Want My Athlete to Experience During Youth Sports + MORE

10 Things I Want My Athlete to Experience During Youth Sports Dear Coach, I am excited for my child to play on your team. As you put in hours and hours of your time preparing for the game, and I put in hours and hours watching the results, I would ask you to remember that […] The post 10 Thing.... More »
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When Kids Play Better in Practice Than Games

 Helping Sports Kids Take Confidence to Games A sports parent asks: “My child is consistently amazing in practice, his coach tells me he’s one of the best practice players on the team, but he freezes up when game time comes! What can I do to help this?” When kids under perform in comp.... 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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