How You Can Spread the Positive in Youth Sports + MORE

How You Can Spread the Positive in Youth Sports + MORE
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The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent + MORE

The 10 Characteristics of a Great Youth Sports Parent Amidst all the crazy, loud, pushy, and hovering adults are a select group of leaders minding their own business as they focus on being great youth sports parents. These parents may not get noticed much, but that doesn’t stop their efforts b.... More »
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Why Perfectionist Sports Kids Aren’t So Perfect + MORE

What’s The Problem With Perfectionism? Perfectionist sports kids show up to practice on time and work hard to improve their skills. Coaches like them because they follow directions. Sounds perfect, right? But there’s a problem with perfectionist sports kids—often, both in sports and life..... More »

Coach Spotlight Series: Getting Coached Up With Brandon Ball

CoachUp Featured on NECN! A few weeks ago, CoachUp was lucky enough to be featured on NECN’s CEO Corner so we could dish on our company, goals, and achievements. If you haven’t checked out the first video with our very own John Kelley, head here to watch that in all its glory! However, .... More »
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Young Athletes Who Suffer From Pregame Jitters Podcast

Pregame Jitters in Young Athletes Do your kids interpret pregame jitters as something is wrong with them before they compete? Often, the pregame jitters can help kids focus better and boost their energy just before a game. However, those butterflies and sweaty palms are more than just jitters; they.... More »

One Question That Will Help Your Child Compete Better

Are you looking for answers on how to help your child compete better? Maybe you’ve spent a lot of time and money teaching her skills, but she can’t seem to perform consistently. For young athletes, the mental toughness struggle is real. As the pressures of youth sports have increased ov.... More »
Enough with focusing on the negativity in youth sports. Let’s concentrate on spreading the positive. Are you with me? I believe that all of us, together, can make a positive difference in our youth sports culture. And I’d like to ask for your help in doing that. In case you haven’t heard, I’ve just finished…

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Do You Try to Give Your Athletes Confidence?

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Confidence For Young Athletes
A parent asked us in our recent survey, “How do you get kids ready and to games on time? What do you do to make them feel confident?”
It’s critical to understand that you, as parents, can’t MAKE your kids feel confident; athletes must earn their confidence and think confidently!
Too often, we see that sports kids rely too much on their parents and coaches to feel confident…

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Artificial turf under fire again in youth sports The war over artificial turf wages on as the general public still can’t decide whether or not the rubber pellets found on youth sports fields are safe. What’s it made of? Where does it come from? But, on the most important end of the spectrum, one major question […] The post Artificial turf under fire again in youth sports appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is believed by many to be the greatest shooter that the NBA has ever seen. Besides being a three-time NBA All-Star, he won the 2015 NBA MVP. Stephen, also referred to as “Steph”, holds the record for most consecutive games with three-pointer. It is an NBA record with 129 three-pointers…

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