Helping Young Athletes Cope with Pregame Distractions + MORE

Helping Young Athletes Cope with Pregame Distractions + MORE
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What Does Your Child’s VICTORY Look Like? + MORE

Sometimes there is victory in just finishing. When I talk in this video about working through the pain, I’m also referring to the emotional stress. Sometimes that hurts more than the physical.          Related StoriesWhy Keeping the Fun in Youth Sports .... More »

6 Memories You Absolutely Must Make With Your Athlete Before He Quits Playing Sports

Part of the fun in youth sports is all the memories you will make with your athlete. You’ll have lots to reminisce and laugh about when your kids are older. After 22 years of being a sports mom, there’s some specific memories that stand out. Can I encourage you to look beyond the usual .... More »

Getting Recruited: What College Coaches Want You to Know About Your Child and College Sports + MORE

This post on Getting Recruited is Part 6 of a 6-part series What Your Child’s Sports Coach Wants You to Know, sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to give parents, coaches, and teams a tool that will facilitate clear and consistent communication.    For many young athl.... More »
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Be On The Lookout For Heat Illness and Exertional Heat Stroke

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Heat Illness is a broad term used for a range of problems such as dehydration, cramping, dizziness, heat exhaustion and a very serious problem called heat stroke.... More »
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Help Sports Kids Focus Before Games
Let’s say you’re getting your sports kids ready for a soccer game. But a number of unforeseen events pop up. First, you can’t find their uniforms, and have to borrow some from the coach.
Next, you arrive at the game, and it’s pouring—even though it was supposed to be a nice day…

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As always, we’re simply delighted to report on any positive news on the youth sports side of things and this certainly fits the bill. Per RTV6 in Indianapolis, starting in 2017, all public school coaches in grades 5-12 must take a course on concussion safety. Of course, this will include training on spotting symptoms, the […] The post Indiana to make all public school coaches take concussion training appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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How are you doing when it comes to nurturing your child’s love for sports? There are so many reasons that youth sports and physical activity are good for your child. I don’t think you need convincing of that. Some of you have kids that absolutely love sports and can’t wait to head out the door…

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