We’re back with an early week Spotlight, this time on Mark Phillips, one of CoachUp’s oldest and most reliable coaches on the platform. For years, Coach Mark has made a living alongside us by offering fair, honest coaching while also creating long-lasting relationships that keeps athlete.... More »
Guest Post by Katie Hurley, LCSW
Six months ago, I took my eight-year-old daughter on a road trip to San Francisco. It was her first trip to the area and she researched the city to find the best spots to visit. The list was long and we didn’t stand a chance of completing it in two days, but she.... More »
By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University
I am frequently asked questions about resistance training (otherwise called “weight training”) for young athletes. Is it “right” or “wrong”? When is the righ.... More »
At some point, a dad who has a goal of being the best dad he can be realizes that neither great dads nor great kids happen by accident. To raise your kids to be successful in life, you must be intentional. This includes all areas, especially their financial life.
“The beginning of your (kid.... More »
I thought it might be helpful to introduce some of the “secrets” of sports psychology to parents, coaches, educators, and of course, the athletes themselves.
Please bear in mind that the science of sports psychology has really only been around for about 40 years or so. When I was in coll.... More »
Bleacher Report Featured Columnist of the Month Justin Neuman’s devotion to Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange was solidified around an inoperable sump pump.
It was 2003, Syracuse was taking on Texas in the Final Four, and Neuman’s house in Baldwinsville, N.Y., was on the verge of an icy flooding…
Frank was not the first pick for the high school golf team, but he hung around on reserve status hoping to get a chance to play one day.
His moment finally came when the team captain inserted him in a throwaway contest that probably wouldn’t count. The 17-year-old young man found himself on the 18th green staring down the barrel at a 25-foot double-breaking putt that would decide everything…
We’re going coast-to-coast with basketball in this week’s Shoutouts.
A week and a half into the era of Jason Collins as the NBA’s first openly gay player—ESPN reported Monday that the Brooklyn Nets were set to sign him to a second 10-day contract Wednesday—Howard Beck wrote about Why the Significance of Jason Collins cannot be overstated…
We’ve written here over the years about ways that youth coaches can better connect (or connect even better, in the case of those who already do a great job) with their players.It’s always easy to give advice—much more difficult when you are the individual with the responsibility of working with, teaching and leading young people…