SPECIALIZATION CONCERNS: Why Do We Force for Kids to Choose One Sport by the Time they are 10? + MORE

SPECIALIZATION CONCERNS: Why Do We Force for Kids to Choose One Sport by the Time they are 10? + MORE
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Can You Spot the Signs of Bullying in Sports?

How to Handle Bullying in Youth Sports Parents, it’s easy to assume that bullying won’t strike your sports kids. Truth is, bullying is rampant in youth sports today. Kids bully each other and even coaches bully kids… Even parents bully each other! The weaker players are not always the tar.... More »

5 Unique Gifts for Coaches This Holiday

Finding just the right gift for coaches is always a challenge. As a coach’s wife for 29 years, I think I saw just about every gift possible for a coach. But I decided to do a little digging and come up with some creative ideas. Here are 5 unique gifts for coaches (and volunteers) that...Read&#.... More »

Head Games: Time Management, Priorities and Feeling Overwhelmed + MORE

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 2 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on Time Management, Priorities, and Feeling Overwhelmed.   My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, coun.... More »

RecruitLook: NCAA updates social media recruiting rules

NCAA updates social media recruiting rules reposted from our partners at RecruitLook Social media in college recruiting has become too big for the NCAA to control. The solution? Change the rules for how college coaches can interact with potential prospects on social media. The NCAA could no longer e.... More »

A Thank You to All the Fathers in CoachUp Nation

A Thank You to All the Fathers in CoachUp Nation Last month, we detailed our favorite and most unique Mother’s Day gift ideas, but now it’s time to shine a light on the second half of your dynamic duo: the father. To many young athletes, their father is ultimately one of their first coac.... More »

National Coaching Conference 2016

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If you are a coach at any level and looking for an opportunity to learn about innovative and cutting edge coaching methods, I highly recommend you consider attending the 2016 National Coaching Conference.
Organized by the US Coaching Coalition, which is comprised of USOC, NCAA, NFHS, NSCA and Shape America, the conference will be held on the west coast for the first time in 16 years…

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We have inadvertently created a problem for our kids over the last 20-25 years, and why I understand why travel team programs share a lot of the blame, I also feel that ambitious Moms and Dads have had a major role in allowing this problem to grow.
I’m talking about the reality that in just about every town and community across the US, travel programs in most every sport have cropped up everywhere…

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