Remembering the Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee, a giant of American journalism + MORE

Remembering the Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee, a giant of American journalism + MORE
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How Team Culture Boosts Kids’ Confidence

Strategies For Building Confidence in Young Athletes There’s a reason Mark Lawton, longtime coach and teacher, takes his team to the championship level… He focuses on building a team culture that boosts kids’ confidence. When we spoke to him recently, he gave us some quick tips for both p.... More »


Today is the day I’m going to talk about sports psychology. Many of you know me as primarily focusing on sports parenting issues, having written youth sports columns for a decade for Sports Illustrated, and of course, doing my Sports Edge show on WFAN Radio for the last 20 years. But before I went.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Why Running Track is Good for Your Child in So Many Ways

In what has become something of a tradition on NYC Marathon Sunday, I like to spend an hour talking on the air with long-time running coach, Joel Pasternack who is based in northern New Jersey. Joel is a veteran of many marathons, having competed and done very well in his races back in the day. I li.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Inside the Mysterious World of Baseball Scouting

There was a time in which baseball scouts and associate scouts (aka “bird dogs”) were found everywhere at amateur games. High school games, college, summer leagues, Babe Ruth games, you name it. If a young man had a big game at the plate or on the mound, chances were good that somebody r.... More »

If You Have to Keep Saying NO to This, Then You are too Busy! + MORE

Busy-ness and sports parenting go hand in hand. But if you continually say NO to these two things, then maybe it’s time to start setting some boundaries so that you have to margin to say when you should!     Only 3 Days Left! Don’t Miss This Great Opportunity! Are you Tired of.... More »
Ben Bradlee, editor of the Washington Post from 1965 to 1991, died this week at the age of 93. Whenever journalism giants die, there are lots of stories around about their lives and careers.
I usually find it fruitful to read as many of them as I can find.
Bradlee, familiar to non-Beltway insiders as the character played by Jason Robards in the movie version of Woodward and Bernstein’s “All the President’s Men,” was not a sportswriter or a sports editor…

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My wife has the worst body language in the world–very difficult to read. Before we ever dated, we were supposed to hang out one night in a group. Eventually everyone canceled leaving the two of us alone which made me happy because I had a crush on her. We spent the next six hours together…

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Last week when the Chiefs played the Chargers running back Jamaal Charles scored a touchdown and was blasted in the end zone by Brandon Flowers.  A shot that Charles bounced up from and headed to the sideline while Flowers was slow to get to his feet.  The hit was helmet to face mask and the […]

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At CoachUp we’re strong believers in playing as many sports as possible when you’re younger (so long as you’re limiting yourself to one sport a season). However, one of the more difficult parts of playing multiple sports is transitioning sports from one season to the next. Depending on your age and competition level, you might end up missing some captains’ practices or even preseason practices…

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I admit it. I said and did all the wrong things with my first young athlete.
Especially before a game.
Long before we got in the car, I’d start talking about the last game. I’d talk about how big the players were, how the coaches yelled, or about my son’s mistakes…

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While there are. as MomsTEAM has often observed, a wide variety of coaching styles, techniques and philosophies in youth sports, there are a few qualities that separate good coaches from great ones. No Limits Founder and Creator, Coach Mike Basevic, a nationally-recognized performance coach, explains that there are a few rules of thumb all coaches should follow…

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