If your child has ever been coached by a negative coach, you have probably been tempted to fight fire with fire. If he’s a yeller, you want to chew him out. If he’s critical, you want to be critical about him being critical. If he focuses more on the mistakes of the team than on...Read.... More »
Building Proper Striking Muscle Memory in Youth Sports When it comes to the game of soccer, children in youth sports will automatically get out on the field and kick the ball in a way that feels natural to them. Unfortunately, this kicking technique is ineffective and could cause potential injury, e.... More »
A New Study on Adult-Education Mandates In State Concussion Laws
By Doug Abrams
Between 2009 and 2014, amid heightened public awareness about the serious consequences of concussions suffered in youth sports, every state and the District of Columbia enacted laws designed to promote prevention and t.... More »
Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports.
And the vast majority of the.... More »
I’ve given this a great deal of thought, and of all the crucial issues confronting youth and amateur sports, I think the growing concern of coping with unrealistic parental expectations may be at the very epicenter of all the problems that coaches and parents face today.
Yes, of course, issues.... More »
How To Comeback After Mistakes
As many as 75% of the athletes we work with are very hard on themselves after a mistake or loss.
Here’s an example: A high school soccer player struggles with her game after missing a few shots…
If she misses a shot on a goal early in the game, she gets upset and starts to think that something is wrong with her shot…
Sports parents, let me get straight to the point: if you want your child to have a good youth sports experience, then it’s got to start with you. Stay away from these 20 bad sports parenting habits if you want to keep your child from having a miserable season. Make winning the only priority. Fall…
Coach Spotlight Series: Catching Up With Natalie Johnston — CoachUp Blog As you’ve been accustomed to in our weekly spotlights and newsletters, we try to chat with coaches that exemplify the #CoachUpWay. Hard-working coaches deserve all the shine and praise, so we’ve been bringing you tips, tricks, and strategies to improve your profiles and experiences on […]
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Battle of the Superstars: Crosby vs. Ovechkin With the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins set to face off in the second of the NHL Playoffs, there’s no more perfect time than now to post this wonderful infographic. No matter what level of NHL knowledge you own, it’s not difficult to align with the belief that Alex Ovechkin […]
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