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
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How a CoachUp Session Works + MORE

At CoachUp, this is the summer of big things and even bigger plans, but while we love watching Stephen Curry smolder in the Western Conference Finals, we’ve been building great content and videos each day. Our newest video is one near and dear to our collective hearts and likely overdue at thi.... More »

Coach Spotlight Series: Chase Wickham on Climbing the Leaderboards

Last newsletter, we learned about Zach Stevenson’s approach to social media, so today’s interview seems like a natural segue to a new topic: climbing the CoachUp Leaderboards. In order to learn more, we chatted with Chase Wickham, one of our CoachUp MVP winners, about his pursuit of the .... More »
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Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights + MORE

Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant. At first glance, it’s easy to see why Yao Ming made it to the NBA – he’s 7 feet 6 inches. But there have been a few 7 ft 6 in centers in the past and how many of them were 8-time All-Star and 5.... More »
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Winning the Race to the Right Finish Line in Youth Sports + MORE

Kevin McLaughlin, USA Hockey’s Director of Youth Hockey Development, was not looking forward to opening his email in January 2009. He knew it was going to be full of angry posts. He knew he and his colleagues at USA Hockey would be accused of destroying the game and taking the toughness out of the.... More »

3 Keys to Earning Basketball Playing Time + MORE

Do you have a basketball player in the house? If so, you know the challenges that come with earning minutes in the game. Today’s guest post by Glen Izevbigie from The Better Game gives some very specific ideas on how to help your child earn more basketball playing time. Playing time isn’t ev.... 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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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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