Your young athlete needs to know this very important truth. As a sports parent, you will give a lot of advice, coaching, and encouragement to your young athlete over the years. As you do, remember that there is one phrase that every athlete needs to hear and believe from his parents. There’s .... More »
To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above MP3 link. Welcome to Week 5 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on When is Therapy Right For Your Athlete? We talk about when parents can know that therapy would be helpf.... More »
Entitlement is another one of those relatively new concepts in youth sports that really didn’t exist when most of today’s sports parents were growing up. Like the concept of travel teams, or burnout, or repetitive use injuries, coaching entitlement is one of those issues that has sprung up.... More »
The scouts snickered. They looked at the time again. To this day the 5.28 second 40 yard dash time is one of the slowest for quarterbacks in the history of the NFL combine. His 24.5 inch vertical leap didn’t have them lining up at his door either. He had been a good, but not an
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Far too often when high-performing athletes begin to lag in their success rates, speed, or concentration in games or practice, coaches just don’t know how to handle it.
First they think it’s just a temporary hiccup and that the athlete will quickly recover, then they try aggression or stating .... 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…