Getting Recruited for College Sports: When Should It Begin? + MORE

Getting Recruited for College Sports: When Should It Begin? + MORE

A Legacy Unrivaled – The Story of John Gagliardi + MORE

Imagine a college football coach that didn’t have his players tackling during practices, who didn’t blow whistles, and didn’t believe in wind sprints. The seniors on his team all shared the role of captain – which probably made for some nice resumes come job search time. An U.... More »
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What Young Athletes Learn From the Mindset of Olympians + MORE

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 »

The Japanese Babe Ruth: Shohei Ohtani

There is a new sensation in baseball and he is from Japan. He is on a record-breaking spree and if we are to go by the numbers (and even performance on the field), it would not be wrong to claim that he is the Japanese equivalent of the legend, Babe Ruth. The player is Shohei […] The post The .... More »

COACHING TIPS: When Coaches Make Mistakes…

 When Coaches Apologize By Doug Abrams A few years ago, an acquaintance of mine was the volunteer head coach of a 9-10-year-old youth basketball team in a nearby recreation league. A mutual friend had introduced us months earlier, and I grew impressed with the coach’s values about sportsmanship, .... More »
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Sports Parents: Do Your Kids Want Your Approval?

Pressure And Social Approval Often, young athletes worry too much about what teammates, parents, coaches and friends think about how they’re performing on the court, field or course. When they seek others’ approval of their performance and abilities, and then don’t do well, they can feel inad.... More »
CoachUp Celebration: Coach David Beats Cancer! Back in December, you might remember the stirring blog post about Coach David  — in it, we detailed his attempts to beat cancer, coaching on CoachUp, and staying strong. Today, we’re proud to announce that our friend is officially cancer-free and ready to go at life with a renewed […] The post CoachUp Celebration: Coach David Beats Cancer! appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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The trend for kids to get recruited for college sports as early as middle school disturbs many youth sports experts. But there is no doubt that kids have a better chance of playing in college if they plan ahead. The question is, how early is too early? According to Athnet, a college recruiting site, the…

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How To Avoid Over-Coaching Your Athletes
Some well-meaning parents tend to give kids too much advice just before a game.
It often sounds like this: “Don’t forget to get your foot behind the ball when you’re kicking. Keep your head up when you’re shooting.”
Worse, parents remind young athletes not to make the mistakes they made last game: “Don’t make a turnover the minute you get your hands on the ball like you did last time!”
When parents load kids’ minds with too much information like this, it’s a huge distraction for the young athletes…

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Kevin Durant joins the Golden State Warriors + Stephen Curry Yesterday, Kevin Durant made the shocking decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team that drafted him nine years ago, for the Golden State Warriors and CoachUp’s very own Stephen Curry. While other teams like the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Clippers […] The post Kevin Durant joins the Golden State Warriors + Stephen Curry appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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If you want to reach your potential as an athlete and go as far as you can in your sport, then you’ll need self-confidence to help you get there. 
Physical talent, strength, great reflexes, coordination and endurance are not enough. You have to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOUR ABILITIES. You have to develop that inner “knowing” that self-confidence is all about…

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