How to Be an AWESOME Basketball Parent! + MORE

How to Be an AWESOME Basketball Parent! + MORE
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Helping Young Athletes Cope with Pregame Distractions + MORE

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 .... More »
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If I Could Kill A Word in Youth Sports, I’d Kill These 5 + MORE

Have you ever said something to your child you wished you could take back? Between the car ride to the game, the stands, the sidelines, and the car ride home from the game, there’s a lot of damaging words spoken by parents to their athletes. Words can hurt. Words can cause lifelong damage. W.... More »
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Is Your Child Ready to Play at a Higher Level? Here’s 3 Next Steps for You and Your Young Athlete + MORE

To every sports parent, I say, I hope your young athlete is enjoying their youth sports experience. I hope they are having fun, growing, making friends, developing skills, and learning valuable life-impacting lessons. I recognize, however, that for many of you, the youth sports experience has become.... More »
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun? A sport parent asks: “My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »
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Can You Spot the Signs of Bullying in Sports?

How to Handle Bullying in Youth Sports Parents, it’s easy to assume that bullying won’t strike your sports kids. Truth is, bullying is rampant in youth sports today. Kids bully each other and even coaches bully kids… Even parents bully each other! The weaker players are not always the tar.... More »
A few days ago, WCCO, a news station based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, reported about the dangers of competitive travel athletics. Many families revealed that they often pay over 10,000 dollars a year to make sure their athlete plays their sport at the “highest” level. As always, we run into situations that ask: who is this […] The post Elite + Expensive Travel Clubs Now Hurting Youth Sports appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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Basketball season is here for many of you? Are you ready? Here’s some things you must bring to the game if you want to make it a great season: It’s Your Last Chance! Nominate a coach, volunteer, or parent for the November Positive Youth Sports Award! Take just a minute and nominate someone now!
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