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

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

The Talent That Whispers + MORE

The scouts snickered. They looked at the time again. To this day the 5.28 second 40 yard dash time is one of the slowest for quarterbacks in the history of the NFL combine. His 24.5 inch vertical leap didn’t have them lining up at his door either. He had been a good, but not an The post The Talent.... More »
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An American National Sport Coaches Association? + MORE

I have been living in Alexandria, Va for the past two years. I quickly recognized that many national and regional associations representing groups of professionals or an industry are headquartered here.  A sampling of my favorites include: There must be dozens more associations like this here in.... More »

New Softball Mom Planner Gets You Organized

The new Softball Mom Planner provides 8 customizable forms for you to stay on top of all the goings on for the season. Things can get hectic with traveling sports, but this tool will keep you organized. The 8 forms are a perfect tool for any parent or coach. You’ll get a pre-season checklist, .... More »
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How Sports Parents Can Help Kids Before Games + MORE

Young Athletes And Pregame Mental Preparation It’s so tempting, as parents, to give kids your top tips so they perform well in the game… This is because we want so badly for our kids to perform well, stay focused, and be confident about their performance. We can’t help but say things li.... 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 »
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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