Learning A New Sport Skill Is Just Trial And Error For Your Brain + MORE

Learning A New Sport Skill Is Just Trial And Error For Your Brain + MORE

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Will New Guidelines for Youth Football Make A Difference?

Ken Belson of the NY Times did a wonderful article this past week about a new initiative from U.S.A. Football, the nation’s governing body when it comes to amateur football, to do something to stop the dropping numbers of HS students who are deciding not to play football. Belson reports that s.... More »
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Meal Timing: Does It Matter When You Eat? + MORE

  Meals and snacking patterns have changed over the past 40 years. You have undoubtedly noticed that many of us are eating fewer calories from meals and more calories from snacks. As a result, I get questions from both athletes and non-athletes alike about how to best fuel their bodies: Shou.... More »
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8 Steps to Seamless Youth Sports Fundraising + MORE

This post is sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to make back-to-school sports as easy as possible by providing the best tools to help teams and parents run their organizations smoothly. It’s back-to-school time! And one of the first orders of business for sports teams wi.... More »
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Are You RIO Ready? + MORE

The Olympic Games are by far my favorite event every four years!! I watch more TV and sports coverage online in those two weeks than I do during the four years in between the games. I have LOVED all of the pre-games commercials, but my favorites have to be “Salute” and “That’.... More »

Sports Parenting Dilemma: When Your Child Wants to Quit

Has your child ever come home and said, “I want to quit!”? What is youth sports like for you? Would you take a few minutes to answer three simple questions? Click Here.        Related StoriesGetting Recruited: What College Coaches Want You to Know Abou.... More »
 1446872655 1776694890 Learning A New Sport Skill Is Just Trial And Error For Your Brain + MOREJust about every coach and parent, not to mention most young athletes, have heard the vague but obvious phrase, “practice makes perfect.” Quarterbacks wanting to complete more passes need to throw a lot more balls. Rising basketball players who need to increase their free throw percentage need to shoot hundreds of free throws…

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Every coach hears you, but are they really listening? These three steps will increase your chances of being heard… Nominate a coach, volunteer, or parent for the November Positive Youth Sports Award! Take just a minute and nominate someone now!  
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University of Missouri School of Law, where I teach, operates a Veterans
Clinic. Under the supervision of faculty director Angela K. Drake, students help
veterans and their families secure disability benefits before the Board of
Veterans’ Appeals and the Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims.
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This summer’s CoachUp MVP Awards were such a smashing success that we wanted to bring you some of the other awesome tidbits that we received as well. We were pretty bummed at the time that we could only highlight the greatness of just a handful of our coaches, so we’re excited to give you an […] The post Sideline Chatter: Hear From Mom + Dad, Vol 2 appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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In the wake of ESPN shutting down Grantland last week, there was an enlightening exchange this week between Clay Travis of Fox Sports and Bleacher Report co-founder Dave Finocchio about the state of sports media.
Travis, who was a lawyer before becoming a sportswriter, blogger and radio host, writes in his piece On Grantland and Sports Media that most of the analysis of Grantland’s demise has missed an important point: “the site was losing money…

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