Sports Parenting Podcast: A Discussion Every Parent and Coach Should Hear about Athletes and Body Image + MORE

Sports Parenting Podcast: A Discussion Every Parent and Coach Should Hear about Athletes and Body Image + MORE
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Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE

The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors: the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... More »
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The Shortest Workout Part 2: Blood Flow Restriction Exercise + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training involves use of KAATSU bands or pressure cuffs to temporarily restrict blood flow during resistance exercises This type of tra.... More »

DEALING WITH FINANCIAL CONCERNS: The Built-in Value of Used Equipment Banks for Kids + MORE

Used-Equipment Banks: One Way to Reduce Costs and Boost Enrollment  By Doug Abrams Much has been written lately about the escalating costs of playing youth sports, particularly at the travel and elite levels. Commentators have described burdens imposed by interstate travel and lodging, handsomely .... More »
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How a CoachUp Session Works + MORE

At CoachUp, this is the summer of big things and even bigger plans, but while we love watching Stephen Curry smolder in the Western Conference Finals, we’ve been building great content and videos each day. Our newest video is one near and dear to our collective hearts and likely overdue at thi.... More »

When You Think Your Child isn’t Trying Hard Enough

For some parents, sitting and watching their child play sports is a practice in self-control. Especially when your child isn’t trying hard enough, at least in your mind she’s not. Your frustrations either comes out in what you yell to your child or in your body language as you sigh loud.... More »
In a lengthy and enlightening piece by Kelly Wallace of CNN, entitled How to make your kid hate sports without really trying, some new insight on youth sports are revealed and you probably won’t like the answers. From the one-sport mindset to pushy parents afterwards, we highly recommend reading Wallace’s full-piece as it highlights many of the […] The post 70% of Youth Sports participants drop out by age thirteen, CNN writes appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Whether you are a parent or a coach, you need to know that many athletes–yes, boys too–struggle with body image. For some, it leads to eating disorders. Today’s podcast guest is a young woman who fought an eating disorder for 10 years because of her…

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