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

6 Things You Should See From the Sidelines as You Watch Your Child Play

As you sit on the sidelines, what are you watching most? The score? The time-clock, your phone, or your child? As hard as it is, I’d like to suggest that you tear your eyes away from the scoreboard and focus more on what you observe as you watch your child. There some important things that...R.... More »

Teamwork Quotes To Inspire Your Team + MORE

Teamwork quotes can help you inspire your team. The challenge for any coach or leader is trying to get a group of people to work together to accomplish the objectives at hand. Check out these team sayings for inspiration. Quotes About Teamwork None of us is as smart as all of us. Satchel Paige When .... More »
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An American National Sport Coaches Association? + MORE

I have been living in Alexandria, Va for the past two years. I quickly recognized that many national and regional associations representing groups of professionals or an industry are headquartered here.  A sampling of my favorites include: There must be dozens more associations like this here in.... More »

How I Made Peace with My Child’s Lack of Playing Time

Lack of playing time is a cause for extreme concern for many sports parents. I know it was for me. Worrying about playing time kept me awake at night, made my stomach upset and sometimes made me irritable and negative. I suppose if it happened every season with every child, I would have gotten used..... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: New Study Targets Long-Range Effects on 6-12 Year-Olds

This past week, new research out of Boston University revealed that kids under the age of 12 who play tackle football have a tendency in later life to develop  behavioral, cognitive and depression issues. Now, we have heard endlessly in recent years about the dangers of concussions from playing tac.... 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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