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

Have you Ever Felt the Pain of Politics in Youth Sports?

Have you ever felt the pain of politics in youth sports? If so, you will identify with this mom’s story: My two sons who played football in high school were both what I consider victims of politics. It has soured my taste for kids and sports. When my oldest son was a freshman he was...Read.... More »

Celebrating Emil Zatopek, the greatest distance runner in Olympic history + MORE

Celebrating Emil Zatopek, the greatest distance runner in Olympic history Most history buffs are familiar with September 19th’s significance, but for those uninitiated, the mid-fall date has a special place in the heart of athletes everywhere — it’s the birthdate of Emil Zatopek,.... More »
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6 Essential Tools to Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety + MORE

A Guest Post from Julie Sams, MA, LPC Anxiety stems from your child’s reaction to stress, and according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America affects one in every 8th child.  From the child who is deeply afraid of bees to the child who will not leave their home out of fear, anxiet.... More »

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Youth Sports But Were Afraid to Ask + MORE

Sports parents, do you have questions about…..? Nutrition Safety Mental Toughness Coaches Playing Time Your Child’s College Dream Time-saving Tips for Busy Sports Parents Setting Goals Communication Travel Teams In my 10-part ALL STAR Podcasting Series, I’ve addressed every single one.... More »
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Novak Djokovic – Tennis Star and Goodwill Ambassador + MORE

When Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray and won his first French Open, he made history in the sport. He went on to claim a career Grand Slam. He became the first man after Rod Laver to be holding all the 4 major titles at the same time. This was his 12th overall Slam singles title and 6th tournamen.... 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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