ON THE CAR RIDE HOME……..DEAR MOM AND DAD, + MORE

ON THE CAR RIDE HOME……..DEAR MOM AND DAD, + MORE

Sports Parenting Podcast: Youth Sports and Divorce

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Brian Brunkow of Zero Offseason. Brian Brunkow is a San Diego-based lawyer, Glazier Head Coach Academy speaker, and the author of Zero Offseason, a guidebook on divorce & sports parenting. With a background i.... More »
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CoachUp MVP Awards: Chase Wickham + MORE

Back in July, we allowed our athletes and parents to vote for their favorite coaches across the platform so we could highlight the winners. Of those winners, the full article can be found here, Chase Wickham, a soccer coach from North Carolina received our award for Most Impactful, accompanied by th.... More »
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Minnesota Gophers Don’t Sit Out NCCA Big Dance + MORE

The NCAA Tournament tips off today with a full schedule of games, and this year a surprise guest is the Minnesota Gophers. With only 7 wins last year, coupled with some off the court troubles, Minnesota wasn’t expected to do much this season. Apparently the word didn’t reach the young team and c.... More »

3 Ways to Protect Your Child When He’s Playing Outdoors

This post is sponsored by N’visible patch, a safe and effective way to protect your kids from but bites when playing outdoors.  With spring here and summer fast approaching, playing outdoors is an everyday event. Outdoor athletes face unique challenges as they not only battle sports opponents, th.... More »

Help Your Child Learn the Secret of Real Leadership + MORE

The secret of real leadership is not in how loud you yell or how dominating you are in the game….   Help Me Raise $500 for Caps for Kids! Caps for Kids is a program that gives autographed baseball caps to kids battling cancer. The  caps and autographs are from their heroes. Please take a.... More »
If you really want your child to love their sport, feel good about themselves and have a good chance to go as far as possible, then one of your most important jobs besides loving them unconditionally is to NOT coach. And the one place where the most “coaching” happens is on the car ride home right after a competition…

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THE "ART" OF BEING A "BEGINNER"

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In Okinawan karate, the student who passes his/her test for Shodan or first degree black belt is considered to be ready to finally begin his training. SHODAN MEANS BEGINNER. It doesn’t matter that the process leading to Shodan may have been five or more hard years of training. In traditional Okinawan karate, once you get your black belt you are NOT Mr…

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A WINNING ATTITUDE

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In an old school model of competition, which so many in sports continue to embrace today,Your opponent is the “enemy.” You want to crush them, to “hate, kill and destroy” them, No Matter What!This is because, in an old school model of competition, winning is the ONLY thing that really counts and losing is humiliating…

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THE POWER OF DREAMING

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There is NOTHING stronger or more powerful than a DREAMEven in darkness, dreams have an infinite capacity to see lightThey out-live painThey outlast heartbreakThey overcome doubtThey forget imperfectionDREAMS cannot be beaten, broken or takenDREAMS fight, they persevere and they go onBecause determination will always trump disappointmentDesire will always triumph over defeat…

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NURTURE YOUR CHILD-ATHLETE'S PASSION

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As a kid, tennis was the thread that held my life togetherIt was the one place in my world where I felt valued,Where I could go to feel good about myself,Where I dared to dream….Where I could go to calm myself down, And find real joy and fulfillment…It became my primary means of coping with the stressors of growing up and feeling like I never fit in…

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