How to Thrive in a Long-Distance Relationship + MORE

How to Thrive in a Long-Distance Relationship + MORE
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Helping Young Athletes Who Aren’t Getting the Chance to Show Their Talent + MORE

Bjorn, a 12-year-old hockey player, joined a AAA team after three years of playing hockey, and suddenly found himself surrounded by other athletes with 7 or 8 years’ experience, while he only had three years’ experience. The other players didn’t pass to him and the coach initially didn’t let.... More »
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You Need An Emergency Action Plan + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case o.... More »


As a sports parent, what do you say to your youngster who has just experienced “the agony of defeat” for the first time in their very young career? That kind of parental experience  inspired sportswriter Sam Weinman to write a new book with the provocative title, WIN AT LOSING: How Our .... More »
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Coach Spotlight Series: Mark Phillips on Building Relationships with Athletes + MORE

We’re back with an early week Spotlight, this time on Mark Phillips, one of CoachUp’s oldest and most reliable coaches on the platform. For years, Coach Mark has made a living alongside us by offering fair, honest coaching while also creating long-lasting relationships that keeps athlete.... More »

What Kind of Youth Sports Fan Are You? + MORE

Are you a crazy youth sports fan? Or do you actually enjoy watching your child play because you’ve learned how to let youth sports be youth sports? Today’s guest post by Scott Rosberg from asks the question that every sports parent needs to answer: what kind of fa.... More »
kids football tournaments 1393325125 889899705 How to Thrive in a Long Distance Relationship + MOREWe just read a great Huffington Post blog-actually, a rant–called “7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life,” about the importance of embracing failure and taking risks.
In youth sports, these traits are critical. And it’s true, young athletes won’t be amazing unless they understand how to take risks and embrace failure…

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Dorothy Bedford is an avid follower and contributor to The Concussion Blog.  She has offered up a book review – out of the blue and appreciated – for me to post here.  I have not read the book and if I get the chance may offer up my two-cents but until then I think that […]

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I don’t want to brag, but if Bleacher Report’s Winter Olympics coverage were a national team, it would be Canada’s hockey team. Maybe even curling.
If you’ve already lost your excitement for the Games, remind yourself with this video preview by BRtv and Jonathan Snowden‘s comprehensive, relatable, visual Ultimate Guide to Sochi 2014…

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5 Inspirational Olympic Stories


national youth football championships 1393325133 4288240 How to Thrive in a Long Distance Relationship + MOREThe Olympics showcase inspirational stories like no other event.  Here are just 5 inspirational Olympic stories that caught our eyes at Sochi.
5.) Swiss cross-country skier Dario Cologna won a gold medal in the 15 kilometer cross country ski race at Sochi.  After the grueling race, he waited 28 minutes to cheer on Roberto Carcelen of Peru, the last place finisher, at the finish line…

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I’ve been fortunate that work has never required me to live apart from my family. If that had happened early in our marriage, I’m not sure we would have made it. But there are many couples whose circumstances have created a long-distance marriage.
Marriage can be challenging even when you see your wife every single day, so I can only imagine what it would be like not seeing each other for days, or weeks at a time…

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