Hank Aaron: Greatest Baseball Hitter + MORE

Hank Aaron: Greatest Baseball Hitter + MORE

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: What’s the Best Way to Give Feedback to Young Athletes (…and their Parents)? + MORE

One of the basic fundamentals that all coaches embrace – whether at the youth, travel, or HS level – is that a coach has to give feedback to one’s athletes. Problem is, it’s rare for a coach to be trained at any level on how to do this. In short, it’s just sort of ̶.... More »
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + MORE

I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »

Should My Child Play Up? The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving Kids to Older Age Groups

Manchester United’s Carrington Training Center is not only one of the finest youth soccer academies in the world. On every field, the future of the club is evident, as aspiring young players dodge, weave, pass and move the United way. At the same time, everywhere you turn you stare at history. Ima.... More »

Underdog Leicester Wins Premiere League

What was the biggest upset in sports ever? Villanova upsetting heavily favored Georgetown in college basketball? Buster Douglas beating fearsome Mike Tyson? Team USA upsetting the Russians in Olympic hockey? Or, underdog Leicester wins Premiere League? Many folks are making the case that Leicester&#.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: TAKING A KNEE – PART TWO

i had a very strong response to last week’s show and blog posting regarding HS kids taking a knee to protest racial oppression in this country. I was impressed with the smart comments  on both sides of the issue, all dealing with the balancing of patriotic respect for our country v. one’s g.... More »
When it comes to sports parenting habits, it’s time for out-with-the-old and in-with-the-new. I have one very important tip for you today, (you can learn the rest in my new book 11 Habits for Happy and Positive Sports Parents.) Every single parent reading this wants to be a good sports parent. And most of you…

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Hank Aaron: Greatest Baseball Hitter

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Each month, we look at all the athlete-submitted stories to our #CoachUpWay contest and choose a winner that exemplifies all that we stand for. For us, it’s been such a rush reading so many inspiring, incredible, and touching stories of success and progress. So far, we’ve met Stepan and Nathan, but who will carry on […] The post Meet Alexander, The Next #CoachUpWay Winner! appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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