Listening for Understanding: A Win-Win for Families

Listening for Understanding: A Win-Win for Families
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Can We Shift the Paradigm in Youth Sports? + MORE

I was recently in Ohio for a family event. At this event, my father and his friends began sharing stories of their childhood. Everyone shared stories of their days of triumph on the sporting fields in their small Midwest town. As the event progressed, it evolved into a full on discussion about youth.... More »

CoachUp Coach Antwon Hicks to run at the Rio Olympics

CoachUp Coach Antwon Hicks to run at the Rio Olympics (Shoutout to Making of Champions for their awesome photo + video!) CoachUp is excited to announce that Antwon Hicks, a member of our family and exceptional CoachUp Coach, has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Hicks, who will be competing in th.... More »
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Getting Recruited for College Sports: When Should It Begin? + MORE

The trend for kids to get recruited for college sports as early as middle school disturbs many youth sports experts. But there is no doubt that kids have a better chance of playing in college if they plan ahead. The question is, how early is too early? According to Athnet, a college recruiting site,.... 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 »
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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 »
youth flag football tournaments 1430236805 999670595 Listening for Understanding: A Win Win for FamiliesListening to one another is one of the most important ways parents and children create close, loving relationships.
When kids feel seen, heard, and understood, they learn the meaning of empathy. They acquire the abilities to emotionally connect with others, make friends, and develop lifelong social skills…

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