Teaching Youth Leaguers to Overcome Adversity:
Perspectives From a Hall of Fame Coach
By Doug Abrams
Tom Izzo, Michigan State University’s successful head basketball coach, sat for a lengthy interview last month on “The Drive With Jack Ebling.” The recent inductee into the Naismith Basketbal.... More »
How Parents Can Help Sports Kids Stay Safe
It’s hard to read the stories about members of the USA Gymnastics Team being harassed and abused by the team’s doctor.
And it’s easy to worry about such dangers.
Kids who are bullied, abused or harassed as sports kids can suffer throughout their lives.... More »
BELIEVE. Do you understand the power of that one word? There are many words that we as parents say to our kids that empower them, but one of the strongest words I’ve seen that builds my kids up is the word “believe.” Believe is a word on a sign in the Clemson football meeting room..... More »
If you watched the 2018 Winter Olympics, then you’ll probably remember Jong Jin Kim, the dad of snowboarder Chloe Kim. He held up a posterboard sign that said “Go Chloe”, with a pink heart colored in above the words. Jong Jin showed parents of athletes in youth sports the number o.... More »
What is emotional intelligence? How do parents and teachers nurture it at home and in the classroom? What methods are working?
Emotional intelligence (EI for short) has become a popular term since Daniel Goleman authored his book with the same title in 1995. Several decades of research not on.... More »
There’ are too many bragging rights on the line to enter a draft without a fantasy football cheat sheet. The Cranky Commissioner has the solution with this short and sweet version of a draft selection cheat sheet. We’ll take you thru the first 30 picks, and let the ESPN app suggest the rest…
Gettin’ Schooled with Grayson: Should I Contact a Coach? Over the past ten weeks, Grayson Williams-Krebs has been an outstanding addition to the CoachUp family as a hard-working intern that knows the passion required to play sports after high school. Although she’s headed back to the West Coast for her senior year at the University of […]
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Used to be that there were only three types of mouth guards: off-the-shelf (stock), boil and bite, and custom. Now, says Sassa Akervall, Chief Executive Officer of Sissu Mouth Guards, there is a fourth, one which provides more protection, is lighter, allows a player to breath, and fits so snugly to a player’s teeth that it doesn’t need a tether…