LEGAL CONCERNS: Do Contact Sports Result in Off-the-Field Violent Behavior? + MORE

LEGAL CONCERNS: Do Contact Sports Result in Off-the-Field Violent Behavior? + MORE

Coaching Youth Sports: Getting To The Heart Of The Matter + MORE

The heart of every team and player experience is the coach. Coaches have a choice of going down one of two paths. One is a win-based approach. The other is often called developmental, but I prefer to call it "relationship- and experience-based coaching. " Win-approach coaching is the mos.... More »

The Japanese Babe Ruth: Shohei Ohtani

There is a new sensation in baseball and he is from Japan. He is on a record-breaking spree and if we are to go by the numbers (and even performance on the field), it would not be wrong to claim that he is the Japanese equivalent of the legend, Babe Ruth. The player is Shohei […] The post The .... More »

LEGAL CONCERNS: Are We Witnessing the End of Pop Warner Football?

Pop Warner Football has been an American tradition since at least the early 1950’s. Literally millions of kids and several generations of young athletes have learned how to play and enjoy tackle football from playing Pop Warner ball. But as the scene shifts these days in sports, we may see the.... More »

I Love WATCHING You Play! + MORE

By James Leath “STOP LOOKING AT YOUR PHONE!” yells Tasha, a point guard on the 6th grade YMCA basketball team I was coaching. Immediately, I smile and start to explain to her that I forgot my watch and I needed to make sure we were on schedule. Tasha rolled her eyes, clearly unimpressed .... More »
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This key practice can help you build a positive attitude! + MORE

Nothing good ever comes from being negative. Nothing! When you consistently put yourself down after a failure or continually catch yourself doing things wrong, then the only “good” you’ll do for yourself is to kill your self-confidence and tighten your muscles. I don’t have to tell you the.... More »
national youth football tournaments 1397160205 188165752 LEGAL CONCERNS: Do Contact Sports Result in Off the Field Violent Behavior? + MOREHas this happened to you?  Your daughter comes home from soccer practice and defiantly declares, “I can’t stand my coach, my team is awful and I don’t even like soccer.  I quit!”  Your parental thermostat kicks in as you try to gently lower the temperature in the room with those responses that all kids despise, “Oh, come on now, it can’t be that bad” or “But you’re good at soccer” and finally, “You know our rule, once you start something, you have to finish it…

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Helping Young Athletes Who Suffer From Anxiety

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flag football tournaments 1397160194 1091960633 LEGAL CONCERNS: Do Contact Sports Result in Off the Field Violent Behavior? + MORENearly 20% of the population suffers from anxiety, and young athletes are no exception. In fact, kids who have mild anxiety might experience high anxiety in stressful sports situations.
Parents and coaches, you can help identify when sports kids are suffering from anxiety- and determine how to help them…

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A year ago, David decided to get serious about basketball. His mom, JoAnn, had signed him up for camps and clinics before, but they just weren’t doing the trick. Then JoAnn met Coach Anthony Gurley through CoachUp and everything changed.

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Once you get married, the relationship with your spouse becomes more important than any other relationship, right? Of course. But does it really look like that for you? When you have kids, things seem to change. It makes me wonder…do my kids get in the way of my marriage?
Children are a blessing and a benefit of marriage, however it is much easier to have a kid-centered household than it is to have a marriage-centered household…

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Elevate your Coaching Game with TeamSnap

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junior football tournaments 1397160198 255179659 LEGAL CONCERNS: Do Contact Sports Result in Off the Field Violent Behavior? + MORECoaching a youth sports team for a volunteer parent can be a lot of fun.  Whether the sport is soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, basketball or something else, there are typically many, unforgettable moments in any season that you’ll cherish.
Coaching youth sports can be very rewarding
Most youth sports coaches will tell you that they love game days…

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Being a dad is not a walk in the park. Every day is not bright and sunny. There are rainy days and stormy seasons. It’s all part of fatherhood. Growing up, I remember hearing the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers.” It reminds us that although April is typically a very wet and stormy season, it will end and May will arrive…

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If you want to keep up with the latest news in what I like to call Journalism Nerdworld, the quickest way to do that is by reading Mark Coddington’s This Week in Review column at NiemanLab.org, the website of Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab.
Coddington is a former newspaper reporter who’s studying journalism as a grad student at the University of Texas…

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 New Study Links High School Sports Aggression and Dating Violence
 By Doug Abrams
The upcoming issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health features a new study that warrants attention from parents, teachers and coaches of boys who play high school football and basketball. The study found that boys in these two interscholastic sports were nearly twice as likely as other boys to have recently abused their girlfriends in dating relationships…

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youth football tournaments 1397160204 304689887 LEGAL CONCERNS: Do Contact Sports Result in Off the Field Violent Behavior? + MOREAmanda HeckertAmanda Heckert recently told a group of Ball State journalism students the story of how she became editor-in-chief of Indianapolis Monthly magazine at the age of 30, in 2012. That story and the five lessons she says she’s learned along the way appear on the blog of John Strauss, who teaches and advises the newspaper at the school in Muncie…

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Kayden + Rain

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For most of us, rain is an unwelcomed visitor and an added hassle to the routine of our day. But for one little girl, it is pure delight and “liquid sunshine” if you will. Watch this short video of Kayden experiencing rain for the very first time. We think you’ll be grinning from ear to ear…

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