How to Recognize the Uncontrollables and Stay Focused on What Matters Most + MORE

How to Recognize the Uncontrollables and Stay Focused on What Matters Most + MORE
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Kids Are Still Playing The Same Day Of Concussion- Don’t Be That Guy!

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: More than a third of young athletes treated for concussions at a Texas sports clinic went back into the game after their injury despite safety recommendations Wh.... More »

TRENDS: What Will The Next Generation of Sports Parents Be Like?

Have you ever wondered what kinds of sports parents our children will become when they reach their 20’s and 30’s? In effect, what the next Generation of Sports Parents will be like? Will they become even more super-competitive than we are? Will they try to start their kids (our grandchil.... More »

Should My Child Play Up? The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving Kids to Older Age Groups

Manchester United’s Carrington Training Center is not only one of the finest youth soccer academies in the world. On every field, the future of the club is evident, as aspiring young players dodge, weave, pass and move the United way. At the same time, everywhere you turn you stare at history. Ima.... More »
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Is It Time To Hang Up Your Cleats? + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Athletes will occasionally face the very difficult decision to retire from their sport This complicated and emotionally difficult process should be discussed car.... More »

4 Steps to Help Your Child Get PUMPED UP Before Games + MORE

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series, Help Your Child Have a Ball in Sports, brought to you by AER, the first Automatic Ball Pump. How does your child get pumped up before games? Perhaps he has a routine or listens to music, or simply sits alone to focus. Maybe her team has a cheer a creative...Read.... More »
Wednesday is Friendsday here at CoachUp so we’re anxious to share our newest Coach Spotlight Series with you all! This week we’ve got Mickey Lai, one of our awesome coaches from Mountain View, California. As always, we urge our readers to reflect upon how Coach Mickey’s answers and beliefs can be wrapped into your parenting, […] The post Coach Spotlight Series: Mickey Lai appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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When you go into a game focusing on one or more UC’s or “uncontrollables” three things will always happen to you. First, you will begin to get nervous and physically tense. Second, you will lose your self-confidence. Third, and as a direct result of these first two, your performance will quickly “head south,” down the proverbial tubes…

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In a stunning development in the debate over soccer heading, the United States Soccer Federation ("USSF") announced on November 9, 2015 a series of steps aimed at reducing the risk of head injuries in soccer and better managing them when they occur. As part of a settlement resolving a pending class-action lawsuit filed against USSF and others in 2014, the organization will now recommend that players age 11 and younger be barred from heading the ball and that headers be limited – but in practice only – for those from age 12 and 13…

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