MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MORE

MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MORE
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Help Young Athletes Reframe Doubts + MORE

Do Your Sports Kids Lack Self-Confidence? In “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions about sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit and click on contact us to subm.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: What’s the Fastest Growing Sport with Kids in the Midwest?

I wasn’t able to do my radio show this Sunday AM because I’m home recuperating from hip surgery. Specifically, I had my right hip “resurfaced” —  which is a form of hip replacement that is designed to allow the patient to maintain more stability and mobility once I rec.... More »
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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Pace The Sidelines During Youth Sports + MORE

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Pace The Sidelines During Youth Sports Parents, it’s time to have a seat, most preferably in the bleachers or a chair. We promise, this is something you need to hear: pacing the sidelines and instructing your child during youth sports is not going to help them p.... More »
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Our Top 10 Moments from NBA All-Star Weekend + MORE

The 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend crushed it as usual. From dunks to skills and everything in between, the three-day event in Toronto didn’t disappoint the viewers. Of course, we at CoachUp were a little biased thanks to our friend Stephen Curry competing on both Saturday and Sunday, but we’.... More »

SPORTSMANSHIP: When Things Start to Get Ugly at High School Sports…. + MORE

A Role for High School Athletes When Fans Resort to Slurs and Vulgarity By Doug Abrams Last Friday night, Catholic Memorial School downed Newton North High School, 77-73, in a hard-fought Massachusetts basketball division title matchup at Newton North High School. Catholic Memorial is an all-boys p.... More »
Soccer Tip: Matt Besler Defending The Breakaway

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Want to defend the break away like a pro soccer player? Check out Soccer Tips: Defending 1v1 with Matt Besler, a member of the United States Mens National Soccer Team that’s about to head to Brazil for the World Cup and defender for Sporting Kansas City in the MLS…

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nfl flag football tournament 1402061091 774725812 MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MOREToday marks the beginning of the 2014 MLB draft, and for some, the start of making childhood dreams come true. This year many highly talked about prospects are coming out of our own backyard. Some of the top prospects in this year’s draft either play in or are from the New England area. A lot of people might be surprised by this due to the fact that places like Florida, Texas, and California are the typical breeding grounds for top MLB prospects…

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The Kids Get It
I coach my daughter’s Bantam girls ice hockey team…

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Raising Kings and Queens


Every Friday night when I was in high school, I would arrive home around midnight.  Many of those nights I would be greeted by my dad sitting at the kitchen table.  In the flicker of candle light, he had the chess board set up and ready.  My dad taught me chess when I was seven years old.  Over the years, we had epic battles on that chess board and important life conversations over it…

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That’s the word from Dr. Vernon Williams, neurologist and medical director of the Kerlan-Jobe Center for Sports Neurology in Los Angeles.
“High quality repetition will help your brain learn patterns,” he says…

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We’ve made some changes in the Writer Program application process. The requirements for approval are the same as they’ve been for a while, but how you get there is a little different.
We no longer ask for a single original writing sample of up to 500 words. Instead, we ask for four things: The URL of your most recent published piece in a newspaper, magazine, blog or website, and three brief original writing samples to demonstrate your knack for taking insightful angles on timely stories…

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