Sports Parenting Podcast: How to Deal with Player and Coach Bullying + MORE

Sports Parenting Podcast: How to Deal with Player and Coach Bullying + MORE
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CoachUp Introduces The +1 Program: Save Money, Train More + MORE

CoachUp Introduces The +1 Program: Save Money, Train More At CoachUp, we’re always looking for ways to improve your training and efforts to become the best athlete you can be. We understand that your training comes from different budgets, time constraints, and academic pursuits, but our +1 Program.... More »
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ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Growing Shortage of Sports Officials + MORE

 How Referee Shortages Threaten Player Safety  By Doug Abrams On March 27, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer published a thoughtful article by Tim Stevens, “Abusive Fans Make It Tougher to Recruit High School Sports Refs.” The article led with this troublesome forecast: “Irate high school sport.... More »

CoachUp’s Pump-Up Playlist #2 + MORE

CoachUp’s Pump-Up Playlist #2 About a month ago, we asked some of our most esteemed coaches and employees to weigh in on their favorite pump-up songs. It was a smashing success, so we’re bringing it back for another edition! While your fall sports are nearing the playoff push, it’s.... More »

Top 10 Best Selling Skill and Strength Training Tools

Does your child to do skill or strength training outside of practice? If so, this is a great way for you to help and spend time with her. I’ve researched the best selling skill and strength training tools on Amazon for youth athletes. Look over these ten with your athlete and decide toget.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: What Do You Say to Your Athlete When They Have A Bad Game? + MORE

You know what’s hard to do if you’re a parent?  When your athletic son or daughter has a tough game. And afterwards, you want to say just the right thing to boost their spirits. But finding the right words, or knowing the right time to say something, is very, very hard. Now — and this may.... More »
Because there continued to be such an outpouring of emails this past week to my show on the pros and cons of travel teams, I decided to do another show today on the same subject. And not surprisingly, this second show elicited another wave of strong calls.
I basically asked the same two questions as I did last Sunday AM:
As a sports parent or as a coach, has your experience with travel teams being a mostly positive one? Or has it been a negative one?
And on top of that, has the time come to place travel programs under the jurisdiction of either state or federal oversight?
The calls today were from a variety of parents and coaches, and from different sports:
> One father called to complain that he didn’t understand how a travel baseball program in his town had three different levels for kids in the same age bracket…

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To listen to this episode, click on the above arrow. Has your child ever come home complaining of being bullied? Or maybe you suspect it and notice changes in behavior that point to it? In this episode, I talk with Diane Munoz, a licensed mental health counselor who has been in the mental health field…

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