How to Help Sports Kids Stay Focused During Games + MORE

How to Help Sports Kids Stay Focused During Games + MORE

Sport Parenting Podcast: How to Wrestle (or any play other sport) with Character

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Robert Murphy of Wrestling With Character. Robert Murphy is a husband, father, sales professional, and teacher. Coach Murphy recently combined his knowledge of wrestling along with his passion for molding young kid.... More »

EPL Previews: Will Jose Mourinho succeed at Manchester United? + MORE

EPL Previews: Can Jose Mourinho build something stable at Manchester United? After Leicester City’s 5000-1 odds to win the Premiership, capping off what is, in all likelihood, the most fantastic championship in major sports history, the perennial powerhouses have gone hard towards defeating the s.... More »
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How to Talk to Other Sports Parents About Being a Good Sport + MORE

Communicating With Other Sports Parents A parent asks, “How do you talk to other parents about being good sports parents?” This is a good question. Too often, well-meaning sports parents are too loud on the sidelines, argue with the refs and coaches, and overall, set bad examples for their chil.... More »
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How to Develop the Confidence of a Champion + MORE

If you want to reach your potential as an athlete and go as far as you can in your sport, then you’ll need self-confidence to help you get there.  Physical talent, strength, great reflexes, coordination and endurance are not enough. You have to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOUR ABILITIES. You have t.... More »
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Can We Predict ACL Injury Risk? + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Some abnormal movement patterns, particularly with poor landing mechanics from jumping will lead to an increased risk for an ACL tear Video and forceplate moveme.... 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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