So you want to be a beat writer? Grantland’s Curtis shows how the sausage is made + MORE

So you want to be a beat writer? Grantland’s Curtis shows how the sausage is made + MORE

How Your Child Can Be a Leader

Leadership is not based on a title. How can your child lead when he/she is not given the “title” of leadership? More about positive sports parenting: How to Fight the Virus That’s Infecting Youth Sports How to Fight Back          Related Sto.... More »

Tips for Teaching Kids to Respect Their Sports Opponents

No need for badmouthing in competition. Teach your kids to respect their opponents… Tired of Youth Sports Fundraising? Click HERE to Learn how it can be Quick, Easy, and Free!        Related StoriesEasy Fundraising for Parents, Coaches, Teams, and LeaguesSpo.... More »
 So you want to be a beat writer? Grantland’s Curtis shows how the sausage is made + MORE

How I Changed from a Toxic Mom-Manager to an Encouraging Soul Builder + MORE

From New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Macy Stafford There was a time in my life when I barked orders more often than I spoke words of love … when I reacted to small everyday inconveniences as if they were major catastrophes … when normal human habits and quirks raised my blood pressure.... More »

3 Keys to Earning Basketball Playing Time + MORE

Do you have a basketball player in the house? If so, you know the challenges that come with earning minutes in the game. Today’s guest post by Glen Izevbigie from The Better Game gives some very specific ideas on how to help your child earn more basketball playing time. Playing time isn’t ev.... 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 »
Bryan Curtis, who is an essential voice on the media beat at Grantland, told the story last week behind the recent tensions between the Oklahoma Thunder’s two big stars and the media.
Distant Thunder: What Did Oklahoma City’s Media Do to Piss Off Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant? is a look into the Thunder locker room and what it’s like for the beat writers who work there…

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Athletic Training: Why I Love My Job

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Originally posted on I Train Therefore I Eat.:I’m an Athletic Trainer. Oh, so you’re a gym teacher? NO.  Oh, so you’re a personal trainer? NO Oh, so you’re a strength coach? NO Wait, so what do you do? Believe it or not, this type of exchange actually happens a lot.  It’s funny, because athletic trainers (ATs) are…

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New sports parents–and maybe even ones who’ve been around for a short time–listen up. There’s some things you need to know. When I signed my first child up for gymnastics and then later for softball, I entered a whole new world. Youth sports is its own unique culture and I had certainly had no idea…

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So you want to be a beat writer? Grantland’s Curtis shows how the sausage is made + MORE

So you want to be a beat writer? Grantland’s Curtis shows how the sausage is made + MORE

Fish Oil Revisited + MORE

This post originally appeared on the blog in 2011, not much has changed in this area, it is still not definitively known if this is good, bad or indifferent (probably the latter).  However, this is a supplement that is good for all athletes for a myriad of reasons. I have chosen to post this again .... More »

Facing the kiddie music: apologizing to your child

7 Steps for apologizing to your child Two minutes after you see a blur of Oliver and Emma scream through the hallway, you hear a major crash in the living room. Immediately, you start berating the kids for running in the house. You head into the room, still yelling, only to find the cat sitting on .... More »

COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS: Part II of Doug Abrams’ Experiences as a Youth Hockey Coach + MORE

 Using Email to Communicate With the Team’s Parents (Part 2) By Doug Abrams Part 1 of this three-part column urged community youth league coaches to consider using email to share observations and explanations with parents before, during, and after the season. The Part provided emails that I, as h.... More »
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Help Young Athletes Reframe Doubts + MORE

Do Your Sports Kids Lack Self-Confidence? In “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions about sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to subm.... More »

Celebrating One Year With Stephen Curry + Curry Two Sweepstakes!

Wow, has it been one year already? Just about one year ago, Stephen Curry made the decision to join the CoachUp team! Since then, we’ve made countless videos with Stephen and have enjoyed seeing his career bloom in front of our very eyes. We’ve watched in earnest as Stephen became an MVP.... More »
Bryan Curtis, who is an essential voice on the media beat at Grantland, told the story last week behind the recent tensions between the Oklahoma Thunder’s two big stars and the media.
Distant Thunder: What Did Oklahoma City’s Media Do to Piss Off Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant? is a look into the Thunder locker room and what it’s like for the beat writers who work there…

Continue Reading On bleacherreport.com »

Athletic Training: Why I Love My Job

– theconcussionblog.com

Originally posted on I Train Therefore I Eat.:I’m an Athletic Trainer. Oh, so you’re a gym teacher? NO.  Oh, so you’re a personal trainer? NO Oh, so you’re a strength coach? NO Wait, so what do you do? Believe it or not, this type of exchange actually happens a lot.  It’s funny, because athletic trainers (ATs) are…

Continue Reading On theconcussionblog.com »

New sports parents–and maybe even ones who’ve been around for a short time–listen up. There’s some things you need to know. When I signed my first child up for gymnastics and then later for softball, I entered a whole new world. Youth sports is its own unique culture and I had certainly had no idea…

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