We all know about the ongoing tug-of-war between HS varsity coaches and travel team coaches, and how all coaches are eager to have their top athletes dedicate the bulk of their practice and game time to each coach’s respective sport.
We know about all of this from the battles between HS varsit.... More »
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 »
There can be a wide range of coaches in youth sports. If your kids comes home from practices and games feeling discouraged, it may be time to take a look at their coach.
Emily Cohen – a youth sports podcast host and blogger who is passionate about sportsmanship, injury prevention, and sidel.... More »
Now, this isn’t technically a drill as it’s often a reward for finishing a tough practice or winning an equally difficult fixture on the schedule. However, we love the World Cup Drill so we’re going to highlight it all the same for this edition of Weekend Fun! The games and drills .... More »
What a year. 2015 brought so much to CoachUp and our extended family – YOU, our athletes, parents, and coaches. This past year has reminded us how lucky we are to have such an outstanding group of people who make CoachUp what it is today. We’d like to thank everyone for their dedicatio.... More »
Sam Tighe parlayed an unpaid gig into a writing career.
I get a lot of emails and LinkedIn messages from young sportswriters who are clawing the side of a crowded mountain to make their name. It’s a good rule to always reply to these and, if asked, I’ll happily make the time to get on the phone and share any advice that might be helpful…
Most youth sports coaches will tell you that one of the most fun nights of the year is when their team has their season-ending party. It might be held at the coach’s house, a team parent’s residence or a local restaurant. Folks eat, drink and talk about some of the great times that happened during the season…
Back in the summer of 2000, I was just completing my first year as an assistant men’s soccer coach at the University of Vermont. Between sessions of summer camp, I often ducked out of the heat by having lunch in the cool confines of UVM’s famed Gutterson Field House, watching some of the planet’s best […