How to Raise a Spoiled Athlete + MORE

How to Raise a Spoiled Athlete + MORE
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Empowering Girls to Become Change Makers

Child and adolescent psychotherapist, Katie Hurley, believes in empowering girls. And she thinks the time to start is now. She’s not alone. Stories that have emerged from the #MeToo movement have made it abundantly clear that a woman’s lack of self-esteem and her silence on bullying, abuse, and .... More »
 How to Raise a Spoiled Athlete + MORE

The Parents’ Guide to the X-Plan: How to Hold Up Your End of the Bargain + MORE

You may have seen a recent post by a dad, Bert Fulks entitled X-Plan: Giving Your Kids a Way Out.  The article recently went viral, and for good reason. In it, Bert shared a powerful strategy that helped his children safely remove themselves from situations that were dangerous or uncomfortable.... More »

6 Memories You Absolutely Must Make With Your Athlete Before He Quits Playing Sports

Part of the fun in youth sports is all the memories you will make with your athlete. You’ll have lots to reminisce and laugh about when your kids are older. After 22 years of being a sports mom, there’s some specific memories that stand out. Can I encourage you to look beyond the usual .... 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 »
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Parents: Give Your Kids Permission to Make Mistakes + MORE

Do Parents Expect Athlete to Not Make Mistakes? Do your sports kids struggle with their composure or game after making mistakes? We receive this question a lot: A coach asks: “I coach a U16 girls team, and I find that while they are great athletically, they tend to fold under pressure and cru.... More »
The Sport for Life Society is calling on experts, researchers and practitioners from across the sport, recreation, health, education and public sectors to present their work at the 2017 Sport for Life Canadian Summit. By bringing these leaders together to share their innovations, Sport for Life aims to enhance the quality of sport and physical literacy in Canada…

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NBA Draft Preview 2016

Tonight, the NBA Draft descends upon the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in what looks to be the wildest version in many years. While the top two selections are no longer in question, Ben Simmons to Philadelphia and Brandon Ingram to Los Angeles, picks 3-30 should be a crazy ride. From trades to sleepers and beyond, […] The post NBA Draft Preview 2016 appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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How to Raise a Spoiled Athlete


Many adults complain that the younger generation is full of entitled kids, teens, and even millennials, and that a spoiled athlete is hard to stomach. I am not writing to debate that issue. In fact, I’m advocating something that may cause some of you to do a doubletake, and that is this very simple fact: it’s…

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