How to Pull Your Child Out of the Dumps of Discouragement + MORE

How to Pull Your Child Out of the Dumps of Discouragement + MORE

How Your Child Wants to Be Treated After Playing Sports

Do you know how your child wanted to be treated after playing sports? This post is an excerpt from my book 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents.  To get your copy or learn how you can give one to every parent on your child’s team, click here. Does your child know and believe...Read&.... More »

LEGAL CONCERNS: Why are Artificial Turf Fields Falling Apart So Quickly?

Over the last couple of weeks, Matt Stanmyre and his colleague Chris Baxter of NJAdvanceMedia ( unleashed a series of investigative columns examining why so many hundreds of HS, college, and local park and rec fields — all covered with beautiful lush green artificial turf – is see.... More »

5 Ways You Are Encouraging Entitlement in Your Athlete + MORE

No parent wants their child to grow up with an attitude of entitlement. How can you keep that from happening? I didn’t grow up with things being handed to me. I had to work hard. Serena Williams I’m not one bit surprised to hear this statement come out of Serena’s mouth. She’.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Why are Fewer Kids Playing Baseball and Softball?

At a sports parenting event this past week in Norwalk, CT, several of the attendees mentioned that in recent years, there’s been a definite downward trend in terms of kids coming out for baseball and softball, especially at the youth levels. That got me thinking, because certainly the populari.... 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 »

The Secret to Coaching Youth Sports


The secret to coaching youth sports comes from retired, high school and college basketball coach, Dick Bennett. Here’s the deal: it not only works at all levels from youth sports to high school, college and pros; it can also be applied to all sports. It’s not just a basketball concept. The secret works for other team sports like soccer, softball, and lacrosse; and also for more individually oriented sports like tennis and cross country…

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Youth sports is a roller coaster of emotions, for parents and kids. And when you are at a low point in the ride, it seems like climbing out of the dumps of discouragement is a very daunting task. Hitting slumps. Dry shooting spells. Missed shots. Or maybe your child feels dejected because of team drama or coaching…

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CoachUp Debuts First TV Commercial Ever! While all of us at CoachUp were super disappointed at the result of Game 3 last night, in which the Oklahoma City Thunder hammered the Golden State Warriors for a series lead in the Western Conference Finals, we still had a major reason to celebrate. In the Boston area, […] The post CoachUp Debuts First TV Commercial Ever! appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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