Layups and Life Lessons: 7 Messages for Youth Basketball + MORE

Layups and Life Lessons: 7 Messages for Youth Basketball + MORE
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CU News: CoachUp Competes in Under Armour’s Future Show + MORE

Last week, CoachUp traveled to Under Armour’s global HQ in Baltimore, Maryland for their annual Future Show. Since 2011, UA has held an innovation challenge in order to find out which companies and up-and-coming projects they want to support. We’re incredibly proud to announce that Coach.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Where Have We Been….and Where Are We Going?

I’ve known Bob Bigelow for close to two decades as a sports parenting advocate like myself. Back in the mid-1970s, Bob was a 6-8 sharp-shootingAll-Ivy forward at Penn who was so talented that he became a first-round draft choice in the NBA. After Bob’s playing days came to an end, Bob an.... More »
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11 Myths About Playing Sports in College + MORE

There’s a lot of hype, misinformation, and unrealistic expectations when it comes to playing sports in college. I did my homework and found the top college recruiting myths that need to be busted. Parents and athletes, take note: Myth #1: High school coaches will get you recruited. Your athlete is.... More »

The “Mild” Concussion

This post was written originally in 2011, but has been re-posted numerous times, it will continue to be posted until we all get the message… ========== Hogwash!  There is NOTHING mild about a concussion, period.  However media, teams, players and even medical staffs continue to use this nome.... More »

Extended Stay America for Team Travel

When I ask my daughter what her favorite memories of her high schools sports years were, she always says the travel. She can’t tell you whether they won their competition or not, but she can tell you all about the team bonding, late night chat sessions with her teammates and the team dinners. .... More »
We have written here over the years about our concerns around bullying and hazing.  The attitude that creates that bullying mindset still seems to exist in the high school and youth sports culture.A recent series of stories in the U.S. national media (here is a link to a story on ESPN) revealed that a decision was made to cancel the football season of a prominent local high school in New Jersey as a result of an investigation into bullying behaviour…

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Making sports easy for kids has become a national sports parenting past time. Our youth sports culture has become enamored with the Fun Philosophy, the idea that sports must be a blast or kids will not want to play. PSHHAW. That’s what I say. What a Saturday Morning Bootcamp Taught Me It took a Saturday morning workout…

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Thursday was the 10th anniversary of Lionel Messi’s debut with Barcelona. Bleacher Report covered that milestone in four ways, and I think they’re a nice cross-section of some of the different types of content available as you think about how to cover any event or topic.
There were two fairly traditional pieces, one looking back and one looking forward:
Lionel Messi Travels 10 Years from Shy Uncertainty to Stellar Name at Barcelona by Guillem Balague…

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youth football tournaments 1413606857 2129013948 Layups and Life Lessons: 7 Messages for Youth Basketball + MOREThe new shoes are laced up. The old bicycle pump remedies the under-inflated ball after a long search for the needle. The sound of dribbling is heard with rhythmic regularity. It can only mean one thing. Basketball season has begun.
Basketball is the most popular youth sport
At YMCA’s, school gyms and community rec centers across the country, boys and girls basketball teams are starting their first practices of the season…

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