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

How to Pull Your Child Out of the Dumps of Discouragement + MORE
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How Do Parental Expectations Hurt Young Athletes? + MORE

 How High Expectations Lead to Pressure in Young Athletes A recent NCAA poll of more than 21,000 current college athletes shed some interesting light on how pressured these athletes feel about making it big. The data, from NCAA’s GOALS Study of the Student-Athlete experience, and just reported in.... More »

How to Treat Your Middle School Athlete Like He Should Be Treated

As with every stage of parenting–from sleepless nights to potty training, all the way to setting curfews and paying college bills–there are adjustments you make in how you care for, discipline and relate to your child. And so it is in youth sports. You will not, and should not, treat t-.... More »

ABUSIVE COACHES: When HS Coaches Want Kids to Practice Their Sport….All Year Round

We all know about the ongoing tug-of-war between HS varsity coaches and travel team coaches, and how all coaches are eager to have their top athletes dedicate the bulk of their practice and game time to each coach’s respective sport. We know about all of this from the battles between HS varsit.... More »

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YOUTH BASEBALL TRENDS: “Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?”

When Casey Stengel was managing the hapless New York Mets in their first year of existence in 1962, Casey became so frustrated with his team’s lack of fundamental baseball that he once exclaimed in frustration: “Can’t anybody here play this game?” That moment was well over 50.... More »

The Secret to Coaching Youth Sports

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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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