SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: What’s the Key Ingredient for Young Athletes Today?

SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: What’s the Key Ingredient for Young Athletes Today?

Top 10 Nutritional Snacks for Athletes

Every athlete likes to snack…do you know what the best nutritional snacks for athletes are? If you really want to help your athlete play his or her best, you have to help them choose the right fuel they put into their bodies. I’m no food expert, so I asked for help on the best nutrition.... More »

CoachUp Coach Antwon Hicks to run at the Rio Olympics

CoachUp Coach Antwon Hicks to run at the Rio Olympics (Shoutout to Making of Champions for their awesome photo + video!) CoachUp is excited to announce that Antwon Hicks, a member of our family and exceptional CoachUp Coach, has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Hicks, who will be competing in th.... More »

COPING WITH ADVERSITY: How do You Cuts Kids from Teams During Tryouts? + MORE

I want to talk about the age-old concern about getting cut from a team. I want you to consider this potentially life-changing event from the vantage point of the coach, from that of the athlete, and from the perspective of the parent as well. As long as there has been competitive sports and teams, t.... More »

How to Raise Influencers

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 »

6 Things Great Sports Parents Know and Do for their Kids

This post is sponsored by Ertheo, an organization that helps parents find opportunities to help their children grow, focusing on great summer camp experiences.   There are millions of sports parents in the world today, but how many of could actually be described as great sports parents?  .... More »
 Advice From the Pros to Parents and Coaches
By Doug Abrams
In the Sun Herald late last month, writer Patrick Ochs reported on a talk that former all-star outfielder Darryl Strawberry delivered in Biloxi, Mississippi. Reflecting on his 17 seasons in Major League Baseball, Strawberry spoke about youth league parents who stunt their players’ development by sapping their enthusiasm for the game…

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