Is Competition Good or Bad? + MORE

Is Competition Good or Bad? + MORE
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7 Habits That Will Change Your Life + MORE

Do you feel stuck? Stuck in your parenting habits? Stuck in your work habits? Stuck in your marriage habits? If you’ve never read Stephen Covey’s book 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, you don’t have to! Take a few minutes to watch this video. These are 7 habits worth adapting .... 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 »

How to Raise a Spoiled Athlete + MORE

Many adults complain that the younger generation is full of entitled kids, teens, and even millennials, and that a spoiled athlete is hard to stomach. I am not writing to debate that issue. In fact, I’m advocating something that may cause some of you to do a doubletake, and that is this very s.... More »

How to Help Your Child Compete in Sports Without Going Broke

Do you sometimes feel like you’re going broke with the cost of youth sports? It’s not unusual these days for parents to pay over $1000 for their child to play on a travel team. The pay-to-play culture has exploded and the statistics are rather stunning. A report in USA Today says: A majo.... More »

A Legacy Unrivaled – The Story of John Gagliardi + MORE

Imagine a college football coach that didn’t have his players tackling during practices, who didn’t blow whistles, and didn’t believe in wind sprints. The seniors on his team all shared the role of captain – which probably made for some nice resumes come job search time. An U.... More »
national flag football tournament 1454596505 864732820 Is Competition Good or Bad? + MORECoaches often utter the words “believe in yourself” to young people struggling with self-confidence. But what does it mean to believe in yourself? And why is it so important to the development of healthy and successful youth?
No one in the world of psychology is better known for the study of what these words mean than former Stanford professor Albert Bandura…

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youth sports 1454596506 612789629 Is Competition Good or Bad? + MOREWhat is collective impact? And how can it make a difference for children and teens?
Collective impact is a relatively new term and strategy for helping communities effect positive social change. For example, most communities offer a variety of support to young people through after-school programs, services, internships, etc…

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Is Competition Good or Bad?


As a Sports Performance Consultant and author I get this question A LOT, especially from parents of young athletes who are trying to figure out the best approach to handling their son’s or daughter’s wins, losses, and overall approach to competition.
So is it good or bad? The answer is YES!
Competition can be good or bad depending upon the adults involved…

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(Thanks to Pendulum Studios for allowing us to share their great photo — it looks gorgeous!) So often, many of the youth sports-related news we deliver here is sad — there’s no two ways around it. Between costs, injuries, and potential elitism, it’s fair to say that country-wide press about the topic usually isn’t positive…

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kids football tournaments 1454596507 1283115307 Is Competition Good or Bad? + MOREThe phrase “family values” conjures an array of reactions in today’s politically charged world. And that’s a shame. Because whether our family values are conservative or liberal shouldn’t really change the ideals we hold for raising and educating our children.
Family values have far too long been associated with one’s political agenda, particular in the United States…

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