Gary Smith, an all-time great writer, retiring from Sports Illustrated + MORE

Gary Smith, an all-time great writer, retiring from Sports Illustrated + MORE

How to Treat Your Middle School Athlete Like He Should Be Treated

As with every stage of parenting–from sleepless nights to potty training, all the way to setting curfews and paying college bills–there are adjustments you make in how you care for, discipline and relate to your child. And so it is in youth sports. You will not, and should not, treat t-.... More »

The 2015 CoachUp Roundup + MORE

What a year. 2015 brought so much to CoachUp and our extended family – YOU, our athletes, parents, and coaches. This past year has reminded us how lucky we are to have such an outstanding group of people who make CoachUp what it is today. We’d like to thank everyone for their dedicatio.... More »

Why Athletic Talent isn’t Enough + MORE

Your child may be an amazing athlete, but athletic talent is not enough for them to achieve their goals. In a study that is rather long and tedious, author Daniel Chambliss addresses The Mundanity of Excellence as it relates to Olympic swimmers. His conclusions go against the grain of what we see a .... More »
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When Young Athletes Struggle With Self-Doubt

Helping Young Athletes Overcome Negative Beliefs It’s common for young athletes to struggle with doubt and negative thoughts about their performance. They tell themselves that: They aren’t good enough. They can’t beat the competition. They’re going to let down their coaches, parents, and f.... More »
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Venus and Serena Williams – Tennis’ Star Siblings + MORE

Considered as the best sibling pair in professional sports, both Venus and Serena Williams represent the epitome of professional tennis today. Their story from a simple life in Compton, California to tennis glory is a story of inspiration for everyone. The duo has won a total of 8 gold medals at the.... More »
In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam asked our friends in the medical, health, fitness, nutrition and athletic training communities to write blogs answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year…

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The Lost Art of Humility


The Seattle Seahawks defeated their bitter rival, the San Francisco 49ers, in the 2014 NFC Championship game. It was a brutally fought game the entire way, with both teams giving their all. Seattle CB, Richard Sherman, a Stanford grad and intellectual young man, battled against San Francisco’s star WR, Michael Crabtree, all game long…

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Gary Smith, the legendary Sports Illustrated features writer, is retiring from the magazine. SI colleague Grant Wahl tweeted the news Monday.
Gary Smith is retiring from Sports Illustrated (via @thomaslake). The best of what SI does.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) April 28, 2014

Smith is a four-time winner of the National Magazine Award, which is an all-time record…

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A Belgian study of soccer players provides convincing evidence that all soccer related injuries can be reduced with a comprehensive strategy
Using a preventive training program such as FIFA 11+ or PEP program is important
Other factors such as postponing/rescheduling matches in poor weather conditions is also important
Injuries remain common and all coaches should have basic injury recognition training

For some reason we continue to debate the effectiveness of comprehensive injury reduction strategies in sports…

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If you’re a sports fan, you’ve probably seen your fair share of postgame interviews. One recent interview created quite the buzz, but not for good reasons. Erin Andrews’ postgame interview with Richard Sherman following the NFC Championship was a combination of raw emotion and adrenaline that resulted in a less than professional series of statements…

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