Our Favorite Basketball Player and Your Kids’ Confidence + MORE

Our Favorite Basketball Player and Your Kids’ Confidence + MORE

THE TRYING TOO HARD TRAP + MORE

One of the most common and performance-disrupting mental traps that athletes fall into is TRYING TOO HARD. The athlete goes into a tryout, big game or important showcase pressuring themselves to do well. This pressure is always driven by an outcome focus. "I need to win!, Prove to the coach that I .... More »

Coach Spotlight Series: Andre Speech on the CoachUp Premium Membership

We’ve got some new updates for you in this latest edition of the Coach Spotlight Series. This week’s Spotlight features basketball coach Andre Speech. Andre was one of the first CoachUp coaches to upgrade to the CoachUp Premium Membership. It’s been more than a week since we released .... More »

Top 3 Reasons Sports Parents Get Discouraged and How To Fight It + MORE

No one warns you when you sign up your child for his first season of sports that it’s not going to be all fun and games. Oh, it probably starts out that way. But something happens as kids get older and the competition gets stiffer; the light hearted fun gets forgotten as many parents get discourag.... More »
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6 Tips for Raising Independent Children

As parents, it feels good—great even —when our kids NEED us. When they turn to us for guidance, affection, even that peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Those are all good things. We do have to remind ourselves, however, our long-term parenting goal is to guide our kids from being totally depen.... More »
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MomsTEAM Institute's Screening Of Sony Pictures' Concussion Movie Ends Year On High Note, But More Work To Be Done + MORE

  On December 21, 2015, MomsTeam Institute of Youth Sports Safety held a special advance screening of Sony Pictures's new movie, Concussion, starring Will Smith, at the Loews - Boston Common theatre. Joining me at the screening and a post-screening reception at the Ritz-Carlton were concu.... More »
national youth football championships 1389990034 2121594555 Our Favorite Basketball Player and Your Kids’ Confidence + MOREThe NFL is a quarterback league.  Passing reigns supreme.  QB’s touch the ball on virtually every offensive play for a team.  Acting like coaches, quarterbacks are generals on the field of play.  They act as spokespeople for their team off the field.  They embody what the team is all about…

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College basketball season is in full swing, but one of our favorite players is not out on the court.  If you have never heard of Jason McElwain, you’ll want to take 5 minutes and watch his amazing basketball heroics.  Can you infuse this same amount of confidence in your children even when they face what seem insurmountable obstacles?  Here are 10 ways to raise confident kids…

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I have two daughters. Both played competitive sports. My hope for them when they were younger and now as young women, is that they be strong, self-assured individuals in the world who carry the belief that they can do ANYTHING that they set their mind to. And, most important, that they have the self-respect and courage to speak up, take care of themselves and not allow themselves to be abused in any situation…

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kids football tournaments 1389990043 611526281 Our Favorite Basketball Player and Your Kids’ Confidence + MOREWhen I first got into sportswriting, I thought I had to generate content faster than everyone else, especially when it came to reporting news. I always thought getting news out first was the best way to build an audience, but that isn’t always the case.
As part of the Bleacher Report Advanced Program in Sports Media, I’ve learned to slow down and focus more on the quality of my arguments…

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flag football tournament 1389990046 849948769 Our Favorite Basketball Player and Your Kids’ Confidence + MOREFor many parents, sending their kids off to practice for some type of organized sports team is both a mundane and expected part of family life.  It is nice to be reminded that those opportunities aren’t always available for a vast majority of aspiring athletes.  Economic challenges, parent commitments or even modes of transportation can keep the next Kyrie Irving or Damian Lillard out of the gym…

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