Marathons Are Tough On The Heart, But Training Helps + MORE

Celebrating One Year With Stephen Curry + Curry Two Sweepstakes!

Wow, has it been one year already? Just about one year ago, Stephen Curry made the decision to join the CoachUp team! Since then, we’ve made countless videos with Stephen and have enjoyed seeing his career bloom in front of our very eyes. We’ve watched in earnest as Stephen became an MVP.... More »

SOCIAL MEDIA CONCERNS: The Plague of Sexting is Commonplace with HS Athletes

The national epidemic of “sexting” — HS kids sending photos of naked classmates via text messages — has become the latest trend in social media that coaches, parents, and the law have been struggling to deal with. As law professor Doug Abrams pointed out on The Sports Edge th.... More »

How You Can Change What’s Wrong with Youth Sports in 2017

Changing the youth sports culture is complicated, and it’s simple. Here’s one thing you can do to change it…   Are you a basketball mom?        Related Stories5 Truths That Will Help Your Child Play Well with Kids Who are “Different.&#.... More »
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Overthrowing: Abnormal Shoulder MRIs In Young Baseball Players Without Shoulder Pain

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent medical study showed that more than 50% of throwing shoulders in young baseball players without shoulder pain had MRI abnormalities These MRI issues have t.... More »

7 Conversation Starters for Family Dinners + MORE

  The Jones household is in desperate need of some dinner conversation starters. Five minutes into the meal, Tony (a.k.a. Dad), having patiently waited for the initial feeding frenzy to settle down, asks twelve-year-old Emily, “What’s new at school?” “Nothing.” “How about you, Jason.... More »
Technology
Over-rated: Trendy Gadgets
Don’t get me wrong – gadgets like Fitbit, and Jawbone are cool. They track your sleep, steps, calories and much more. But do you actually do something with all that data? Does it help you run faster? Unless you’re using the changes in heart rate and sleep patterns to determine when you need an extra recovery day or reassess what you’ve planned for your interval workout, these tools are cool gadgets with a lot of information…

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New York Daily News baseball writer Andy Martino wrote an interesting blog post this week about getting too close to his subject. The headline is a bit long, so I’ll give it its own paragraph:
Really trying to understand why I was so wrong about NY Mets’ Lucas Duda. What are the challenges of separating reporting from personal feelings?
Martino writes about the position battle at first base for the Mets over the last few years between Ike Davis and Lucas Duda…

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Ted LigetyTwo years before he stood on the Sochi Olympics podium with a gold medal around his neck, alpine skier Ted Ligety took a trip to Alaska.  There was no qualifying race or Team USA training session, but rather a heli-skiing trek in the Chugach Mountains with a film crew from Warren Miller Entertainment…

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Dr. Bob Schafer (seated) of Prophecy Sciences at SSAC14One of the unmistakable takeaways from the recent MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is that teams across all sports are looking for the “next big thing” that will offer a competitive advantage.  For most of the 2,000 attendees at this year’s event, the holy grail was assumed to be buried somewhere in the Big Data world of sports statistics and their endless permutations and combinations…

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Going into the start of football season, there is plenty of expert commentary on what makes up the “right stuff” when evaluating quarterbacks. Everything from arm strength to height to foot skills to the size of their hands was measured and dissected to find the magic combination of variables. While the body mechanics of delivering a football on target are vital, QBs rely even more on their vision both before and after the ball is snapped…

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Has 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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Now that it’s mid-April, thousands of amateur runners are realizing the time has come to get serious about their Spring marathon training plans.  The easier 4-6 mile weekday jogs increase quickly into 10-15 mile weekend long runs.  For those new to endurance distances, this jump in mileage can put a strain not only on the legs but also on the heart…

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