Social Screening is a Slippery Slope (despite what the Carolina Panthers say) + MORE

Social Screening is a Slippery Slope (despite what the Carolina Panthers say) + MORE

Sports Parenting Podcast: A Fitness Performance Coach Talks to Parents + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Mike Guevara of Mike is not just any fitness coach, he happens to be the fitness coach of Victoria Azarenka, who just beat Serena Williams yesterday in the BNP Paribas Open title in Ind.... More »

COACHING TIPS: Learning The Japanese Way of Baseball

Rocky Pasquale has a most unusual job – a job in which he has been most successful. For the last 15 years, Rocky has been the head coach at the Keio Academy, a HS in Purchase, NY, which is attended by Japanese students. In Rocky’s tenure, the Unicorns have won five Sectional championship.... More »

Special Needs Basketball Player Hits Final Shot

With enthusiastic chanting in the background, senior Lainy Fredrickson entered a basketball game for the Norman High School Lady Tigers. Fredrickson, who has special needs, entered the game in the final minutes against her school’s arch-rival, Norman North. Lainy Fredrickson Makes Final Bucket.... More »
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Do’s And Don’ts Of Supplements For Young Athletes + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Supplement use in high school aged athletes is very common, especially amongst male athletes Whenever possible get your “supplement” from food first, for exa.... More »

COACHING TIPS: When Coaches Make Mistakes…

 When Coaches Apologize By Doug Abrams A few years ago, an acquaintance of mine was the volunteer head coach of a 9-10-year-old youth basketball team in a nearby recreation league. A mutual friend had introduced us months earlier, and I grew impressed with the coach’s values about sportsmanship, .... More »
The Carolina Panthers of the National Football League are making shock-waves this season for their (so far) undefeated season. But a story on the team’s website is capturing our attention for an entirely different reason.
The post, “Scouts Honor: The Importance of Background Checks,” explains in great detail how the team uses players’ social media profiles and posts to screen young athletes to determine if they’re the right fit for the Panthers’ culture…

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We’re adding another tally to our win column! For those who don’t know, CoachUp’s football + fitness coach Tim Hightower is an NFL player once again! Coach Hightower tore his ACL in 2011 and has been has been working on a comeback ever since. With Mark Ingram’s injury leaving the New Orleans Saints in need of a […] The post Touchdown! CoachUp Coach Tim Hightower Returns To The NFL appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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Does Youth Sports Get the Math All Wrong?


“I did not know there would be math on this test,” is something I say (jokingly) when I get a difficult question at my speaking engagements. Recently, I received an email from a frantic mom, and it got me thinking about math. Yes, math. When it comes to our current sporting environment, I think we often […]

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