Encouraging Leadership Skills in Youth Sports
Leadership skills are essential for sports kids who want to become more valuable to their teams.
Here’s the good news: Becoming a leader is a straightforward process that requires the same commitment and dedication your kids would give to their jump s.... More »
CoachUp Wears ‘Grey for Anna’ While CoachUp is all about working while nobody is watching, we often like to take a step back and celebrate our success stories from time to time. This story is about a courageous young girl named Anna and her extraordinary journey towards present day, whe.... More »
Editor’s note: DAN VENEZIA, a former professional baseball player in the Twins’ organization, is a youth sports coach and author of the children’s book, “Coach Dan on Sportsmanship.” His website is www.CoachDan.com.
Dan recently shared his coaching story with me, and I wanted to .... More »
If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »
As you sit on the sidelines, what are you watching most? The score? The time-clock, your phone, or your child? As hard as it is, I’d like to suggest that you tear your eyes away from the scoreboard and focus more on what you observe as you watch your child. There some important things that...R.... More »
Why confidence is king in youth sports? Confidence in one’s own abilities is one of the most important traits that make a great athlete. The best athletes are so full of confidence that they perform every time they are out on the field or court. Whether it’s LeBron James who makes a critical defensive block when the game is on the line, Serena Williams in early round of a major tournament, or the Patriots in need of a touchdown just minutes from game end, you know that LeBron will make the play, Serena will reach the finals, and Tom Brady will lead the Pats to a touchdown…
I first blogged about new RFID technology being implanted in a basketball back in 2012. I recently came across similar technology being implanted in a medicine ball or attached to a barbell. Thanks to Assess2Perform, coaches and athletes now can measure almost instantly such MOEs as:
Angle of release
Bar speed and distance moved
Thanks to Bluetooth technology, that data is transmitted to a smartphone app at the end of each rep…