How to learn from the disaster of Grantland’s Dr. V story + MORE

How to learn from the disaster of Grantland’s Dr. V story + MORE

5 Reasons This Year Could Be Your Best Year Ever + MORE

  Maybe January 1 has loomed as nothing more than the continuation of the difficulties from the previous year. Maybe it’s simply hard to believe that anything could ever be any different than the inevitable “way things are”. Maybe you’re used to letting circumstances sha.... More »
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10 Reasons Youth Sports Brings Out Your Crazy + MORE

Every time you go to a sporting event to watch your child play, there’s a good chance that’ll feel a strange metamorphosis take place. In a way, it’s almost as if an alien takes over your body. Your calm gives way to crazy and you are not even sure how or why it happens. Why […] .... 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 www.CoachDan.com.  Dan recently shared his coaching story with me, and I wanted to .... More »
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Heaven’s Baseball Schedule Expanded

Baseball fans in heaven are excited about the prospect of more doubleheaders, because as Banks said, “It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!” Baseball great Ernie Banks died yesterday at the age of 83. “Mr. Cub” was noted for his sunny disposition, loy.... More »
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NFL Wildcard Weekend + CoachUp Contest! + MORE

One of the best weekends of the entire year is upon us, CoachUp friends — the NFL Wildcard Round! While the favorites like the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers are taking a much needed week to regroup, eight teams will face-off starting tomorrow for the right to move on towards etern.... More »
This continuing “Guest Series” is being authored by Terry Ott and will delve into the Canadian Football League and the issues revolving around it and brain injury.  His process began nearly a year ago, but Mr. Ott picked up some steam with the release of“League of Denial”.  He has since found himself running into dead-ends and basically […]

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Quincy Avery, CoachUp football coach in Atlanta, recently participated in an interview with VolQuest.com’s John Brice (check out the full article here). Coach Quincy talks about some of the one-on-one training he’s done with Josh Dobbs of the Tennessee Volunteers. Here are a few excerpts from the article:

When Josh Dobbs and his Tennessee teammates headed home last month for winter break, they were challenged by the Vols’ coaching staff to stay in shape, keep working and find ways to improve…

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#C4CT Concussion Summit Agenda Set

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Brewer Sports International has set their agenda for the 2014 Concussion Summit in New York at the United Nations on January 29th.  You can view the full .pdf HERE. Time is running short for your attendance but I can tell you that this meeting will be well worth the time and investment.  You can also […]

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Meet Coach Randy H.! Randy is an All-Star baseball coach in Lafayette, LA, who has vast knowledge of the sport through both playing and coaching. He believes that what you put into baseball decides what you get out of it. He likes to focus on both the mental and physical aspects of baseball to help his players reach another level…

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Balancing The Running Back's Brain

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flag football tournament 1390429077 983167669 How to learn from the disaster of Grantland’s Dr. V story + MOREIn the new era of “bigger is better” in youth and high school sports, strength and conditioning programs emphasize muscle development over pure size. However, many kids get the formula wrong and simply bulk up with protein shakes, fast food and not enough movement.While we don’t typically think of athletes struggling with weight issues, they face the same battle as the general public in making the right choices and understanding their body’s unique metabolism…

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The Grantland story “Dr. V’s Magical Putter,” published last Wednesday and initially widely praised on social media, ended up this weekend at the center of one of the most heated ethical discussions around a sports story I’ve ever seen.
I won’t recap the whole episode here because the whole point of this post is that I want you to go read up on it so you can learn from it…

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kids football tournaments 1390429069 343550432 How to learn from the disaster of Grantland’s Dr. V story + MOREIts the stuff every young baseball player dreams of – down by a run in the bottom of the 7th inning with the bases loaded in game 6 of the American League Championship Series.  With a chance to become a legend, Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino tried to focus at the plate.  ”I was just trying to tie the game,” Victorino told ESPN…

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10 Must Do’s of Middle Age

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In the movie City Slickers, Billy Crystal feels the onset of a mid-life crisis and asks: “Did you ever reach a point in your life when you say to yourself: ‘This is the best I’m ever going to look, this is the best I’m ever going to feel, the best I’m ever going to do, and it ain’t that great’?”  We’ve all been there…

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nfl flag football tournament 1390429075 1364435140 How to learn from the disaster of Grantland’s Dr. V story + MOREIt has become a tradition in football for players to hold up four fingers at the start of the 4th quarter, signifying that they need to dig deep and finish strong.  Even if their legs are dead and they’re ready to quit, they convince themselves to compete for one more quarter.  This type of self-talk motivation is used by many athletes but now its effectiveness has been supported by new research from the University of Kent…

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