Family Sites You Won’t Want to Miss! + MORE

Family Sites You Won’t Want to Miss! + MORE
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How to “Win at Losing” and our Other Favorite Books of 2017 + MORE

As the summer holidays roll around for those of us in the northern hemisphere, it is a great time to do some reading. Twice a year we compile a list of the books we have enjoyed in the fields of athlete development, leadership, coaching, and parenting, and share them with our readers so that you The.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Are Kids Born with Grit…Or Do They Learn it?

There’s a major New York Times best-selling book that was published about two months ago, and it has the simple title of GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The author is Dr. Angela Duckworth, a professor of psychology  at the Univ of Penn who has studied this trait – grit — for .... More »

CoachUp Team Spotlight: Jack Harris + MORE

Although he’s off on a cruise right now and we’re very jealous in chilly Boston, we wanted to highlight one of our wonderful interns, Jack. He’s been with us since January, offering his current student-athlete perspective wherever he can. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jack has .... More »
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Timing ACL Surgery For High School Athletes + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: It’s very important to discuss timing of ACL surgery with your orthopedic surgeon I recommend looking out over your calendar and working backwards one year fro.... More »
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Sports Parenting Podcast: Parenting Tips from a Soccer Mom + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Skye Eddy Bruce of The Institute for Soccer Parenting. Skye is the founder of and a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. As a mother of two athletes, she kno.... More »

Family Sites You Won’t Want to Miss!


 Family Sites You Won’t Want to Miss! + MOREMy new book, The Me, Me, Me Epidemic is officially in bookstores now and I am so grateful for the amazing tribe of Un-Entitling Ambassadors — leading parenting experts and brilliant bloggers – who helped me share this book and the Un-Entitling Toolbox with the world.

I encourage you to visit their sites and blogs and soak in all they have to offer…

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Concentration is the key to athletic excellence. When you get it right, it will keep you loose and confident and help you take your performance to the next level. However, when you get it wrong, it will undermine your confidence, get you nervous and physically tight, and sabotage your competitive performance…

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Founder and President, FitFor90
Key Points:

In today’s post from Dr. Cone he discusses the concept of modifying team training in order to minimize injury risk for your players
One of the most important points from the coach’s perspective is to know your players, not just tactically and technically, but to know their physical capabilities well
The article is focused on soccer but the general principles are applicable to all team sports
This article is reposted from Soccer America’s Youth Soccer Insider

It’s that time of year in soccer when youth teams are kicking into a new season…

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Why, among players experiencing similar magnitude and number of blows to the head, so some sustained concussions and others do not.  To answer the question, researchers at Purdue University[1,2] followed a group of high school football players over the course of the two seasons:
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My favorite group to speak to about reducing screen time and living a more present and joy-filled life is school-age children. When I tell my eager listeners that the purpose of my book, Hands Free Life, is to show people how to turn away from the daily distractions of screen time and turn toward our loved ones, something happens…

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