I Love WATCHING You Play! + MORE

I Love WATCHING You Play! + MORE
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How You Can Spread the Positive in Youth Sports + 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.... More »

Sports Parenting Reality Check: It’s OK if Your Child Doesn’t Go Pro

Sports parenting sometimes requires an honest reality check. Every parent wants their child to have success. But success doesn’t look the same for every athlete and it certainly doesn’t mean that your child is going to play in the pros, or even in college. This post is an excerpt from my.... More »

You Are What You Eat: Tom Brady’s Unusual Diet + MORE

As the New England Patriots, and our good friend Julian Edelman, are preparing for another deep NFL Playoff run, a major part of Tom Brady’s training was revealed this week on Boston.com. In an exclusive interview, they sat down with Allen Campbell, the Brady family chef, and detailed what th.... More »

How to Pull Your Child Out of the Dumps of Discouragement + MORE

Youth sports is a roller coaster of emotions, for parents and kids. And when you are at a low point in the ride, it seems like climbing out of the dumps of discouragement is a very daunting task. Hitting slumps. Dry shooting spells. Missed shots. Or maybe your child feels dejected because of team .... More »
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Where Does Sports Kids’ Pressure Come From? + MORE

Coaches & Friends, Not Parents, Pressure Sports Kids, Says Study The number of kids playing team sports is dropping quickly… To understand the factors behind this drop off, Yellowbrick Treatment Program surveyed 1,000 Americans about pressure in youth sports, says Matt Zajechowski, senior.... More »
 

Brooke de
Lench, Founding Executive Director of the Moms Team Institute of
Youth Sports Safety, hits the target when she calls concussions "the predominant
youth sports safety issue of the 21st century."  Parents are much more concerned today about the perils
of sports-related traumatic brain injuries than parents were even a few years
ago…

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Gridiron Heroes and the Movie

– theconcussionblog.com

Being part of the concussion space there are many different things that come to my inbox. Much of that is garbage and thinly veiled attempts at advertising for something that I am not interested in. A couple of weeks ago… Continue reading →

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Last week, we brought you a look at one of the world’s most under-appreciated sports, ice hockey. The reactions were so strong and positive that we’re doing it again by taking a closer look at Ultimate Frisbee’s Horizontal Stack. For new athletes to the sport, yes, throwing and catching are massively important, but understanding how […] The post Drill of the Week: Ultimate Frisbee’s Horizontal Stack appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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After-school programs often rely on buses to transport students. Sometimes the buses (or vans or whatever they use) are operated by the private-sector business who is running the after-school activity program. Other times, the school district provides the buses. Either way, providing transportation for children so they can participate in worthwhile after-school activities is super helpful to families who are already stressed trying to balance work-family responsibilities…

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I Love WATCHING You Play!

– changingthegameproject.com

By James Leath “STOP LOOKING AT YOUR PHONE!” yells Tasha, a point guard on the 6th grade YMCA basketball team I was coaching. Immediately, I smile and start to explain to her that I forgot my watch and I needed to make sure we were on schedule. Tasha rolled her eyes, clearly unimpressed with my […]

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