Everyone wants to be a positive parent. But what does that mean? The term positive parenting is becoming more widespread as the practice of parenting becomes influenced by research in the new scientific field of positive psychology. Simply put, positive parenting behaviors are those that nurture the.... More »
How to Maintain a Positive Attitude When You’re Losing
This post is dedicated to a reader who asked a very important question about how to stay positive even when you know you are losing.
I can understand how this would be difficult in our current sports culture where so much emphasis is placed .... More »
Top teams have a strong culture which is nurtured by coaches and team officials.
It could be described as a "How we do business, here" attitude, one deeply rooted in the leaders' values and beliefs about what is important to run a successful youth sports program.
A program's values a.... More »
The CoachUp office is buzzing with excitement over the release of Reaching Another Level: How Private Coaching Transforms the Lives of Professional Athletes, Weekend Warriors, and the Kids Next Door, written by CoachUp CEO and founder Jordan Fliegel. If you haven’t downloaded your copy yet, be.... More »
Busy Sports parents, do you feel like you’re drowning? Last night I was talking with a sports mom, who was recounting her busy day to me: running from school to home to pre-game drop-off, to home, and back to the game. It made me tired just listening to her! I remember that life. There were....... More »
As young athletes across the country and around the world tune in to watch their sports idols go for the Gold at the Olympic Games, it’s a great time to do some training on sportsmanship.
Here are my Top 10 Tips to foster a winning attitude on the field and off:
Okay, sports fans, who remembers the Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan shoot off showdown?
The classic McDonald’s commercial may have been a tongue in cheek commentary on competitiveness, but it worked because it hit so close to home. For better or for worse, we live in a culture defined by competitiveness…
Here’s a look back at two basketball greats who loved to compete…even if it was over a simple sandwich from McDonalds. Enjoy this short clip highlighting Larry Bird and Michael Jordan’s extreme shoot off for a sandwich.
In an effort to reduce contact above the shoulders and lessen the risk
of head and neck injuries in football, the National Federation of State
High School Associations (NFHS) has revised the rules governing high school football for the 2014 season to add
definitions of "targeting" and "defenseless player…
Last week we posted Part 1 of what to watch for in the Olympic Games. Here’s what to watch for in week two. The times provided for these events show when they will be streamed live and are in Eastern Standard Time.
Sunday, February 15
The US Men’s Hockey team faces Russia, which should be a great game to watch…
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In a piece that appears in both Slate and Deadspin, Stefan Fatsis sharply criticizes Sports Illustrated for its coverage of Mizzou linebacker Michael Sam coming out as gay.
Fatsis, who spent about a decade each with the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal and has written three books, writes that SI’s Peter King, Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans made bad journalistic decisions as they reported their reaction pieces, and that those decisions resulted in coverage that didn’t accurately reflect what Fatsis describes as “a reasonable reflection of a broader reality…