This post is sponsored by Shannon McDougall, author of Beginning Mental Training Skills, a program that trains athletes to deal with anxiety and disappointment in youth sports. It’s not fun to watch your child get discouraged when playing sports. Unfortunately, we can’t give our kids.... More »
What the Yankees are to baseball, the New Zealand All Blacks are to rugby. In addition to an impressive history of victories, the All Blacks bring the most intimidating pre-game ritual in all of sports with their Haka Dance.
Imagine you’re a rugby player from another country, and you’re .... More »
CoachUp Introduces The +1 Program: Save Money, Train More At CoachUp, we’re always looking for ways to improve your training and efforts to become the best athlete you can be. We understand that your training comes from different budgets, time constraints, and academic pursuits, but our +1 Program.... More »
Coaches and Parents, are you looking for a way to help your kids get better in sports? Do you wish there was more that you could do? Parents, you may feel helpless because you don’t know enough about your child’s sport. Or Coaches, maybe you’d just like some fresh ideas for running.... More »
Is your child on a winning team? Although youth sports should not be solely fixated winning games, it should be focused on building a winning culture. There is a difference between the two: a team that is obsessed with only winning games will do whatever it takes to make that happen, regardless of h.... More »
This June, CoachUp surveyed over 250 youth sports coaches from around the country in order to better understand this major subculture. As we’ve covered on our blog before, many people, including Tom Brady, believe that youth sports have gotten too intense and that overbearing parents are to blame — and, ultimately, our survey findings only further serve that […]
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I’ve written about the topic of good coaching vs. bad coaching many times in my career, and it always amazes me how much of a chord this strikes in the hearts of athletes, parents, and coaches alike.
There are a lot of great coaches out there, but there are also many who just don’t know how to do their job!
Not only is it unfortunate that so many poorly trained coaches are grossly abusing their power by using aggression and force to “train” their athletes, but also downright tragic that the athletes who work with them – and don’t know that this is wrong – end up burned out, injured, or leaving their sport because they just can’t take the abuse any more…
There’s an interesting state-of-the-media conflict going on in Jackson, Miss.
In response to the Jackson State football program closing practices and not making players and assistant coaches available to the media for three weeks,
the Clarion-Ledger, a Gannett newspaper in Jackson, announced that it would “cease day-to-day beat coverage of Jackson State athletics until the situation can be resolved…