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
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What Can Athletes Learn From the US Open Semifinal Upset? + MORE

What can sports kids learn from the US Open semifinal Upset? Kids can learn a lot from underdog Roberta Vinci’s surprise win over Serena Williams during the US Open’s semifinals… Serena Williams is viewed as the best tennis player in the world. And Vinci is viewed as an underdog. So how d.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Inside the Mysterious World of Baseball Scouting

There was a time in which baseball scouts and associate scouts (aka “bird dogs”) were found everywhere at amateur games. High school games, college, summer leagues, Babe Ruth games, you name it. If a young man had a big game at the plate or on the mound, chances were good that somebody r.... More »

CoachUp Coach Antwon Hicks to run at the Rio Olympics

CoachUp Coach Antwon Hicks to run at the Rio Olympics (Shoutout to Making of Champions for their awesome photo + video!) CoachUp is excited to announce that Antwon Hicks, a member of our family and exceptional CoachUp Coach, has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Hicks, who will be competing in th.... More »
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7 Tips For Sports Parents To Help Athletes Stay Composed + MORE

Many young athletes have a difficult time staying composed after making a mistake during competition. Check out the infographic below to help your athlete stay composed: Please share the info graphic with other parents and coaches who you think would appreciate it. The graphic below will help you te.... More »
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Northeastern students reimagine digital storytelling with Esquire magazine + MORE

Here’s a fun keeping up with changes in media story: PBS MediaShift’s EducationShift spotlights a collaboration between Esquire magazine and the Northeastern University’s Media Innovation program. As Jeffrey Howe, a Northeastern journalism professor, explains, students in the prog.... 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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