How to Help Sports Kids Stay Focused During Games + MORE

How to Help Sports Kids Stay Focused During Games + MORE
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Coach Spotlight Series: Mark Phillips on Building Relationships with Athletes + MORE

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 How to Help Sports Kids Stay Focused During Games + MORE

Hockey Training Tips: Off-Ice Balance Training + MORE

By Steve Chmielewski, DPT Physical Therapist at Athletico, Westchester, IL Key Points: This blog post first appeared in Sports Medicine Weekly, founded by our partner Dr. Brian Cole The author points out the need for proper balance training as part of off-ice preseason hockey preparation, to improv.... More »

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: Why Are So Many HS Coaches Quitting? A National Epidemic

We have known for some years now that sports parents have become an increasing issue for HS coaches as Moms and Dads often intervene or meddle with the coaches upon behalf of their youngster. Coaches would often remark to each other that the “best kids to coach were those who were orphans. But.... More »

When To Evacuate in Youth Sports

Please forgive me if I have the word evacuate on my mind; I’ve been hearing it a lot lately here in Southwest Florida. When to evacuate has been a huge topic of discussion ever since we got wind of Hurricane Irma’s coming. Did you evacuate?  Where did you evacuate to?  How long were yo.... More »
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How to Help Young Athletes Overcome Social Approval + MORE

Coping With Pressure in Youth Sports In the new video series “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions that deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and cl.... More »
Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) endorsed efforts to limit
contact practices in youth football, but declined to make a clear
recommendation in favor of delaying the age at which tackling is introduced.
The AAP likewise refused to support those calling for an outright ban on
tackling in football for athletes below age 18, unwilling to recommend at this
time such a fundamental change in the way the game is played…

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There are so many ways sports kids get distracted when they’re playing sports or performing.
For example, they might worry about what their friends, parents, or coaches are thinking of them.
Worrying about what others think is a huge distraction. Think about it. When kids are focused on such worries, how can they concentrate on using their hard-earned skills to make that shot, block that offensive player or communicate well with teammates?
The trick here is to teach kids to first identify that they’re distracted by such worries, and help them focus on mini-goals—small, achievable goals that keep their mind focused on the game…

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After taking the week off for my own interview, I’m excited to be back and chatting with another one of our new hires, Mike Weisman. Mike is one of our newest Customer Experience Team Members and he’s been helping Coach Rob out with some really exciting projects over the last few months. If you’ve ever […] The post CU Team Spotlight: Mike Weisman appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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