NFL Wildcard Weekend + CoachUp Contest! + MORE

NFL Wildcard Weekend + CoachUp Contest! + MORE
 NFL Wildcard Weekend + CoachUp Contest! + MORE

A Life-Changing Tip for Smoothing Transitions so You can Actually Put the Groceries Away + MORE

We are thrilled to welcome Dayna Abraham to the blog!  Dayna is a long-time friend of Positive Parenting Solutions.  She offers helpful and practical advice for kids who have sensory processing differences and intense emotions. In celebration of her new book, we’ve asked Dayna to share her best .... More »
youth football tournaments 1481240282 355452665 NFL Wildcard Weekend + CoachUp Contest! + MORE

How to Help Kids Stop Dwelling on Mistakes

Helping Young Athletes Let Go of Mistakes When kids hang onto mistakes, they often end up experiencing low confidence, frustration and poor performance. When they dwell on their mistakes, they can’t focus in the moment or have fun playing sports because they become so angry with themselves. I.... More »

TRENDS: More on the Next Generation of Sports Parents

I had no idea that last Sunday’s “Sports Edge” show on what the Next Generation of Sports Parents would generate the response that it did. In sum, we had by far and away more phone calls on WFAN and more hits on to this topic that any other topic that I’ve c.... More »

Welcome from Dr. G! + MORE

[vimeo 129800238 w=600 h=338] .... More »

INNOVATIONS: Why Not Set National Benchmarks so that Athletes Can See How They Match Up?

In today’s column, I’m going to make a strong suggestion and try to make a case that perhaps there’s a better way to raise our kids in sports than what we’re currently doing. Now, admittedly, this is something of a radical approach. I’m the first to admit that. But the truth is…..... More »
kids football tournaments 1452314154 1319109906 NFL Wildcard Weekend + CoachUp Contest! + MOREDorth Raphaely
Bleacher Report General Manager Dorth Raphaely was a guest on the Copeland Coaching Podcast this week, talking about how to build a career in sports.
Not a coaching career. Angela Copeland is a career coach, and Raphaely talked about his path, from volunteering in the sports information department of Division III UC-Santa Cruz as an undergraduate through CBS Sports Interactive and Yahoo before arriving at B/R in 2011…

Continue Reading On »

When your child faces fears in youth sports, it’s time to run.   Mark your calendars for my twitter party next Tuesday! Learn More.
       Related StoriesHow You and Your Child’s Coach Can Be on the Same TeamCome to My Party and Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card to Dick’s Sporting Goods5 Things You Need to Let Go of as a Sports Parent in 2016 

Continue Reading On »

Concentration Tips for Sports Kids and Parents


youth football tournaments 1452314141 1793740519 NFL Wildcard Weekend + CoachUp Contest! + MOREIn “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about improving focus and concentration in young athletes. Visit and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast…

Continue Reading On »

FlipGive: The Ultimate Sports Fundraiser


national youth football championships 1452314148 1346636593 NFL Wildcard Weekend + CoachUp Contest! + MOREYouth sports can be expensive. When a family adds up sporting equipment and uniforms costs, facility time rental, participation fees, training, traveling expenses, and assorted other expenses, pretty soon you’re talking about some real money. Thousands of dollars may be spent for some sports participants for just one sport…

Continue Reading On »

One of the best weekends of the entire year is upon us, CoachUp friends — the NFL Wildcard Round! While the favorites like the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers are taking a much needed week to regroup, eight teams will face-off starting tomorrow for the right to move on towards eternal glory…

Continue Reading On »

youth football tournaments 1452314140 1924280931 NFL Wildcard Weekend + CoachUp Contest! + MORE
Many sports kids hold negative beliefs about their abilities—and such beliefs can really hurt their confidence and performance.
For example, kids might give themselves negative labels that sound like this: “I always freeze up before I shoot,” or “I’m terrible on defense.”
Sound familiar?
They might also harbor irrational beliefs, assuming that if something good or bad happened once, it will happen over and over…

Continue Reading On »