Mental Toughness Lessons From Olympians
With the start of the summer Olympics, kids and teens have lots to learn from Olympians—dedication, perseverance and courage, for example.
Daniel B. Peters, PhD., a psychologist who specializes in children and families, notes that many Olympians begin their.... More »
When I first saw the title to this Sports Coach UK blog, I jumped to the conclusion that it was about listening to athletes’ performance as another means of gaining insight to their effort and technique. Boy, was I wrong!
The blog describes how the sound of performance can be a useful reinforc.... 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 »
We’re back with an early week Spotlight, this time on Mark Phillips, one of CoachUp’s oldest and most reliable coaches on the platform. For years, Coach Mark has made a living alongside us by offering fair, honest coaching while also creating long-lasting relationships that keeps athlete.... More »
Improving Self-Confidence With Mental Preparation
Parents, it’s important to recognize that confidence is the Number One mental game skill that helps kids perform to their potential.
And when young athletes learn how to build their confidence in sports, it can transfer to other areas of their.... More »
This post originally appeared in February of 2012, it is a good summation of the minutiae surrounding concussion. ========== For years we in the medical community have been struggling with the terms “concussion” and “traumatic brain injury”; is there a difference? The simple answer is no…
This post originally appeared on the blog in 2011, not much has changed in this area, it is still not definitively known if this is good, bad or indifferent (probably the latter). However, this is a supplement that is good for all athletes for a myriad of reasons. I have chosen to post this again […]