How to Help Kids Get Back on Track When Distracted + MORE

How to Help Kids Get Back on Track When Distracted + MORE
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Do Your Athletes Have Pregame Jitters or Performance Anxiety? + MORE

Helping Sports Kids Overcome Pregame Anxiety Just before a game, your kids may say they’re feeling jittery and will look distracted, over-excited and tense. They may have sweaty palms and a pounding heart. In many cases, such feelings are pregame jitters or “butterflies” that actually.... More »

REFLECTIONS: The Games That Your Young Athletes Will Remember…

Editor’s note: DAN VENEZIA, a former professional baseball player in the Twins’ organization, is a youth sports coach and author of the children’s book, “Coach Dan on Sportsmanship.” His website is  Dan recently shared his coaching story with me, and I wanted to .... More »


As a sports parent, what do you say to your youngster who has just experienced “the agony of defeat” for the first time in their very young career? That kind of parental experience  inspired sportswriter Sam Weinman to write a new book with the provocative title, WIN AT LOSING: How Our .... More »

Listening: 4 Traits of a Parent Who Listens Well

Do you do more talking than listening as you parent? It’s a habit that many parents have. I did it a lot because I felt that my words would fix my kids and that they certainly needed to hear what I had to say! But I’ve come to learn, through my 30 years of parenting,...Read More &#.... More »
 How to Help Kids Get Back on Track When Distracted + MORE

Six Summer Sanity Strategies for Parents + MORE

This is it. That time of year when it hits you – summer’s in full swing and there’s no school reprieve. Let the “what do we do NOW” chants begin. There is hope, however, for getting through the “dog days” of summer without losing your marbles, your patience or your temper. Let’s tak.... More »
Creating + Managing Your CoachUp Premium Packages When we launched the CoachUp Premium Membership last month, we wanted to provide coaches with a way to be more flexible in their offerings. If you have a Premium Membership, you’ll be able to offer all sorts of training plans. Some CoachUp coaches dove right in and started doing really cool […] The post Creating + Managing your CoachUp Premium Packages appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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Applying The 3 R’s of Refocusing in Youth Sports
It may sound silly, but sports kids can get really distracted by what they’re wearing and what their teammates and opponents are wearing.
Take swimmers, for example. One middle school student tells us she gets really distracted by overweight guys in tight Speedos…

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