Sideline Chatter: Hear From Mom + Dad, Vol. 1 + MORE

Sideline Chatter: Hear From Mom + Dad, Vol. 1 + MORE
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How to Help Sports Kids Stay Focused During Games + MORE

There are so many ways sports kids get distracted when they’re playing sports or performing. For example, they might worry about what their friends, parents, or coaches are thinking of them. Worrying about what others think is a huge distraction. Think about it. When kids are focused on such worr.... More »
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What to Say to Sports Kids After a Game + MORE

Communicating With Sports Kids After Games Sports parents often ask how to best communicate with their sports children after a game. This is a critical question; the messages that parents give their sports kids after a game can do wonders for their self-esteem and confidence, or on the contrary, do.... More »

The Value of Sound to Coaches

When I first saw the title to this Sports Coach UK blog, I jumped to the conclusion that it was about listening to athletes’ performance as another means of gaining insight to their effort and technique. Boy, was I wrong! The blog describes how the sound of performance can be a useful reinforc.... More »
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55 Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents + MORE

Parents, are you ready for back-to-school? Teachers, would you like to share some great parenting articles with student’s families?  This popular list of back-to-school articles is updated each year. It contains some of the latest thinking and research on learning, achievement, family well-be.... More »

Understanding the 2018 World Cup + MORE

The 2018 World Cup is upon us. Every four years the world’s 32 best national soccer teams gather for a tourney that captures global attention like no other event. 2018 FIFA World Cup Guide The Super Bowl and NBA finals are fine American traditions whose worldwide popularity pales in comparison. Th.... More »

The consensus of experts is that any tasty drink works for sports hydration unless it is forbidden (e.g. energy drinks, coffee or tea), including room temperature or ice water, or sports drinks, says Dr. Jim MacDonald, a pediatric sports medicine physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio…

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Ever notice how quitting is vilified as the worst thing you can possibly do, as the mark of failure and shame, a sign of weakness, and as the last possible option in nearly ANY situation, but especially in sports?
While perseverance and stick-to-itiveness are celebrated as the building blocks paving the gritty path to achievement in those athletes who ultimately reach recognition and glory, you almost never hear about the ones who persevered through tough situations and ended up WORSE OFF in some way, physically hurt, or emotionally damaged…

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Make fluids readily available at games and practices, pay extra attention to hydration in high heat and humidity, and have an action plan in place if heat illness suspected, says Dr. Jim MacDonald, a pediatric sports medicine physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

 

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Sports parents, do you ever hear phrases like this uttered by your sports kids?

“I’m not sure I can kick the ball like that.”
“I’m too small to make that shot.”
“I haven’t practiced enough to play in the game.”

These phrases show that your young athletes doubt their abilities. Kids with doubts—and everyone has them, of course—need to understand that doubt is the Number One confidence killer…

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Now that you’ve heard from some of our coaches, it’s time to get the scoop from some of our active parents as well! All things considered, this is valuable information for all parties, even us! For any coaches that may be reading this interview, you’ve now received a direct line to what our CoachUp parents […] The post Sideline Chatter: Hear From Mom + Dad, Vol…

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