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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Help Kids Improve Their Focus Before Competition

Parents: Help Kids Boost Pregame Concentration Just before kids compete, they need to focus as much as possible on what’s happening right now, not on the past or future. They will do better if they can avoid focusing on common distractions–what others think of them, the score, the win, or pa.... More »
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Should Sports Kids Expect to Perform Without Mistakes? + MORE

Helping Young Athletes Move on After Mistakes A sport parent asks: “My kids keep hearing that they are supposed to aim for a game without mistakes, but to expect that mistakes are going to happen nonetheless. They ask me if it is possible though, to actually have a game with zero mistakes?.... More »

Why Do Parents Blame the Coach? + MORE

It’s easy to blame the coach when things don’t go as we’d like. Coaches are easy targets. When your child is not playing to his potential, when she is sitting too long on the bench, or when you don’t like the way a play turned out–parents are on the prowl for someone to.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING: Is It Okay for Our Young Athletes to Fail in Sports?

As many of you know, I was on vacation last week. That break gave me some time to catch up on a lot of email and articles, and during my time off, one parenting column in particular – written by a parenting reporter from CNN, Kelly Wallace —  caught my eye. The column’s headline was: Why .... More »

When You Think Your Child isn’t Trying Hard Enough

For some parents, sitting and watching their child play sports is a practice in self-control. Especially when your child isn’t trying hard enough, at least in your mind she’s not. Your frustrations either comes out in what you yell to your child or in your body language as you sigh loud.... 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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