GREAT COACHES + MORE

GREAT COACHES + MORE

CoachUp Coach Antwon Hicks to run at the Rio Olympics

CoachUp Coach Antwon Hicks to run at the Rio Olympics (Shoutout to Making of Champions for their awesome photo + video!) CoachUp is excited to announce that Antwon Hicks, a member of our family and exceptional CoachUp Coach, has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Hicks, who will be competing in th.... More »
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The Nemesis In The Goal

I despised him, and him me, or so we thought. He was a nemesis without my ever defining him as such. All because of a game. And yet, given a few years and unique circumstances, he became a dear friend, even standing next to me years later at my wedding. All because of that same game. I attended Stan.... More »

When children bicker: Stopping the fight before it starts

Guest Post by Dr. Laura Markham Bickering is not yet a full-fledged fight, but it could become one. Or it could just go on all day long until it drives you crazy. Some amount of bickering is normal, since kids are still learning how to express their needs appropriately. But bickering is always a .... More »

Coach Spotlight Series: Vincent Licursi + MORE

We’re back! Coach Vincent had a ton of wonderful things to say about baseball, effort, and improvement, so we’ll keep our introduction to a minimum this week. As always, try to take some of the wisdom and suggestions from Coach Vincent going forward — it doesn’t matter if you.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Inside the Mysterious World of Baseball Scouting

There was a time in which baseball scouts and associate scouts (aka “bird dogs”) were found everywhere at amateur games. High school games, college, summer leagues, Babe Ruth games, you name it. If a young man had a big game at the plate or on the mound, chances were good that somebody r.... More »
The Nieman Lab is running a series called “Predictions for Journalism 2015.” The Lab asked “some of the smartest people we know” to write about what they think will happen in the coming year, and their answers will keep appearing through the end of the week.
As I write this, three dozen have been published…

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Winning is NOT what is really important.Being “better”/ranked higher is NOT what’s really important.Being the starter or team star is NOT what’s really important.What IS REALLY important is WHO you are and HOW you are in the process of the competition. That is,Having CHARACTER,Being a TEAM PLAYER,LIFTING the level of your teammates’ playBeing HONEST & TRUSTWORTHY,Playing FAIR,Pursuing EXCELLENCE and WORKING HARD in everything you do,Being a LEADER, regardless of whether you are the captain or not,Meeting both VICTORY & DEFEAT with dignity and grace, Being a great ROLE MODEL,Interacting with all others with RESPECT,This is what is REALLY IMPORTANT in sports

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GREAT COACHES

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I’ve learned a lot of what I know today from the great coaches who I have been fortunate enough to cross paths with over the course of my career. Here’s what they’ve taught me:

REALLY good coaches have a CONTINUOUS LEARNING, GROWTH mindset. They are always looking for ways to get better, to sharpen and improve the tools in their coaching toolbox…

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Your child’s PLAYING TIME is NOT what’s really important.Whether your child WINS or LOSES is NOT what’s really important.YOUR goals for your child’s sport are NOT what’s really important!That college scholarship, especially if YOU are driving it, is NOT what’s really important!Insisting that your child listen to you and carefully follow your “extra” coaching instructions is DEFINITELY NOT what’s really important!What IS really important is YOUR RELATIONSHIP with your child and that you communicate, with NO ambivalence, that YOUR LOVE for them and their value in your eyes has absolutely NOTHING to do with how well they perform in their sport…

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flag football tournament 1418952614 2018281213 GREAT COACHES + MOREMedicine ball training develops high threshold motor units, which are muscle fibers that contribute to one’s explosiveness. This workout is a great example of plyometric training, a type of movement that develops your muscles’ explosiveness through quick and consistent contractions.
The goals for this workout are to:
Build Total Body Power

Develop Movement Coordination

Improve Explosiveness

Increase Strength and Elasticity of Muscle Tissues

You will increase the strength and elasticity of your muscle tissues…

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Your won/loss record is NOT what’s really important.Championships won are NOT what’s really important.“Your” athletes who go on to play D-1 or make it to the pros are NOT what’s really important. What IS really important is WHO you are, HOW you conduct yourself with your players on a daily basis and the kinds of RELATIONSHIPS that you develop with each and every one of your athletes…

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