Improvements In Youth Sports Safety Seen At State Level, But Work Remains + MORE

Improvements In Youth Sports Safety Seen At State Level, But Work Remains + MORE

3 Life Skills that Playing Sports will Teach Your Child

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. Perhaps you’ve heard over and over about the life skills that playing sports will teach your child. I believe very strongly that it offers a golden opportunity for parents and coaches to help d.... More »
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun? A sport parent asks: “My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »

JJ Watt Quotes for Inspiration

These JJ Watt quotes will give you a taste of how the NFL star and humanitarian thinks. When Houston Texans’ defensive end Justin James Watt was able to raise over $33 million in relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, it fulfilled what his mother taught him as a child. Popularly known as JJ Watt, Ju.... More »

How to Defeat Sports Parenting Anxiety + MORE

Do you ever suffer from sports parenting anxiety? Just about every sports parent feels it, the anxiousness in the pit of your stomach when you’re worried about your child. I’ve felt it many times in 22 years of sports parenting. There were times when my son was a senior quarterback that .... More »
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Refueling After Training Or Games + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Muscle recovery after exercise requires a combination of carbs and protein. Muscle is believed to recover better if refueling starts in the first hour or two aft.... More »
Statistics released by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in March 2016 show improvement in the number of states that have adopted best practices in three major areas of sports safety, but that safety gaps persist.

The number of states (and percent improvements since the 2014-15 school year) that meet current, evidence-based recommendations are as follows:
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This week’s CoachUp Spotlight features Zach Stevenson, who will be sharing some examples of how he leverages social media to grow his private coaching business. Zach was one of the first to join CoachUp as he created his profile way back in 2012. We’re really excited to share his thoughts on building a following and interacting with athletes […] The post CoachUp Spotlight Series: Zach Stevenson on using Social Media to his advantage appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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Help Young Athletes Develop A Pregame Routine
Just before a game, a number of challenges hurt kids’ confidence. A big one among them, parents tell us, are worries about who will come to kids’ games to watch them perform.
Young athletes worry about coaches, friends, girlfriends and boyfriends, parents, and parents’ friends watching them and possibly seeing them mess up…

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