The response to Doug Abram’s column last week regarding “coaches who apologize” generated a remarkable number of downloads and hits, and that interest continued this AM on my radio show.
The general consensus was that — especially with younger athletes (10 and under) — .... More »
Next Sunday morning is the 40th anniversary of the running of the NYC Marathon, and in what has become something of an annual tradition on my radio show, I like to spend at least one Sunday each year talking about the sport of running.
The truth is, among all the various athletic endeavors you shoul.... More »
CoachUp Roundtable: Athletic Beards, Soccer in the USA, and Instagramming Food As promised, CoachUp is dedicated to bringing you fresh ideas in content each and every day — so, we’re trying something totally new: the CoachUp Roundtable! We’ll grab a couple new people and gab about .... More »
What would your team look like if you let them shape and drive the culture, and if you loved them first as people before you ever tried to be coach? Would they be more like the bad news bears instead of Barcelona? If you said the bad news bears, you are dead wrong. In this
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Pregame Mental Preparation For Young Athletes
Just before a game or competition, kids need to be as mentally ready as possible.
However, it’s hard to do this when kids feel anxious, distracted, worried or tense about what’s about to happen.
This can undermine kids’ performance and con.... More »
If you are
involved in a private youth sports program which plays on publicly-owned
fields, diamonds, rinks, or courts, or are in local government, you have
probably been hearing a lot lately about what is being dubbed the "power
of the permit": the authority municipalities and towns around the country
are using to condition use of their athletic facilities by private programs on
compliance with state concussion safety laws from which they would otherwise be
exempt, or, in an increasing number of instances, to fill gaps in their state’s
The secret of real leadership is not in how loud you yell or how dominating you are in the game…. Help Me Raise $500 for Caps for Kids! Caps for Kids is a program that gives autographed baseball caps to kids battling cancer. The caps and autographs are from their heroes. Please take a…
What do you get a competitive runner – who is always beating his friends in races – for his birthday? A workout with a professional. We know how awesome working out with a current or former professional athlete is. Thousands of our coaches have competed at the highest level and are ready to help other athletes reach their goals too…