As soon as I stepped out of my car in the parking lot, I could hear it. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon of travel soccer, but there it was. You know what I’m talking about: that sometimes beautiful, often times excruciating cacophony of sounds that we have come to know as “cheering for our.... More »
Helping Sports Kids Overcome Pregame Anxiety
Just before a game, your kids may say they’re feeling jittery and will look distracted, over-excited and tense. They may have sweaty palms and a pounding heart.
In many cases, such feelings are pregame jitters or “butterflies” that actually.... More »
Coach Spotlight Series: George Foreman III on Boxing + Cross Training Transcription provided by Katie Curtis This week’s CoachUp Spotlight features George Foreman III and his insight into the importance of cross training in achieving any sport-specific goal. During his years of experience, Ge.... More »
One of the basic fundamentals that all coaches embrace – whether at the youth, travel, or HS level – is that a coach has to give feedback to one’s athletes.
Problem is, it’s rare for a coach to be trained at any level on how to do this. In short, it’s just sort of ̶.... More »
Seriously, folks, it’s time to watch what you say in the stands… Are you facing a roadblock in your parenting? In your sports parenting? I’m a certified life coach who can help you. I’m not a counselor, therapist, or even a consultant. I will not tell you what to do,.... More »
Another Story About a High School Athlete
Who Has Overcome Physical Challenges
By Doug Abrams
Every so often, a human interest story captures the true spirit of athletic competition. The story is especially worth savoring when the spotlight shines on an athlete who is not yet old enough to graduate from high school…
If you have big dreams for your athletic career, it’s essential that you believe in yourself. It doesn’t matter if you’re an all-star with a great record or an underweight newcomer with far less experience than the rest of your team, self-confidence has the power to propel you further than your physical abilities alone and it can make or break your chances of success…
October’s Positive Youth Sports Award goes to Sherry Connor, from Charlotte, North Carolina. Sherry has been coaching for six years and presently coaches high school and club volleyball. Sherry is described as: An amazing coach, and an amazing person. She cares about each of her players as individuals, not just what they can do…