HS CODE OF CONDUCT: Can We Get Our Athletes to Think Ahead if We Toughen Up the School’s Code of Conduct? + MORE

HS CODE OF CONDUCT: Can We Get Our Athletes to Think Ahead if We Toughen Up the School’s Code of Conduct? + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: How Do You Explain “Tanking” to Kids? + MORE

I suspect that these kinds of conversations will become more common in the next few years: “Coach, the best team in the tournament is in our bracket. But if we somehow figure out a way to lose our next game, we will then go into the loser’s bracket… and then we can bypass playing the top s.... More »

CoachUp Previews: European Cup Finals — France vs. Portugal + MORE

CoachUp Previews: European Cup Finals — France vs. Portugal At long last, we’ve reached the European Championship Finals and the host-nation France will face off against sloppy-but-successful Portugal on Sunday. Of course, these victors come on the heels their defeats of scrappy underdog Wal.... More »
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + MORE

I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »
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Hit Your New Year’s Goals

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: New Year’s goals can be achieved with the right set of guidelines to help you Pick a relatively small goal and go bigger when you succeed with the smaller one .... More »

Coach Spotlight Series: Andre Speech on the CoachUp Premium Membership

We’ve got some new updates for you in this latest edition of the Coach Spotlight Series. This week’s Spotlight features basketball coach Andre Speech. Andre was one of the first CoachUp coaches to upgrade to the CoachUp Premium Membership. It’s been more than a week since we released .... More »

Release Your Child to the Game!

– changingthegameproject.com

“I don’t know where to turn,” an exasperated dad recently told me after a speaking event. “My son is fast, and he is skilled. We do lots of extra practice, we go to a private skills coach, we are doing everything it takes to get to the next level, but something is not right. He [...]

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Many youth sports experts I’ve read lately have been emphasizing the idea of “just having fun” in youth sports.  While I agree that children can only grow in their love for the game if they are having fun, there comes a point in their development when “just have fun” falls short.  It is here that…

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It was a real stunner when Mack Breed, the defensive coach at John Jay HS, came forth and acknowledged that he instructed his two defensive backs, Moreno and Rojas, to “hit” the ref and make him pay because the ref had made bad calls against John Jay all game.
And the two football players did just that…

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