Motivating Young Athletes Without Pressuring Them
In our survey of more than 3,000 sports parents, the top challenge cited by parents of young athletes is this:
How can I help my kids get the most of out sports without pressuring them?
In the survey, 68.7 percent of respondents named this issue as a.... More »
We are pleased to announce the winners of the second annual CoachUp Scholarship program. Applicants submitted essays describing how sports affected their lives, recommendation letters, and videos for consideration. The CoachUp Scholarship Program awards student-athletes who embody the CoachUp valu.... More »
It’s a topic that isn’t discussed, but whether we like it or not, we will all have to come to grips with it at some point.
In short, what does a sports parent do when a youngster’s sports career comes to an end?
For most athletes, that day will be the very last game that they play .... More »
Now that you’ve heard from some of our coaches, it’s time to get the scoop from some of our active parents as well! All things considered, this is valuable information for all parties, even us! For any coaches that may be reading this interview, you’ve now received a direct line to.... More »
Changing the youth sports culture is complicated, and it’s simple. Here’s one thing you can do to change it… Are you a basketball mom?
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It’s Mothers Day once again. Time for spring sports, warmer weather, longer days, planting gardens, and, of course, watching kids play sports. Each year for the past thirteen years, MomsTEAM has published my Mother’s Day Wish list. As you will see, many of the wishes on this year’s list will look very familiar to long-time visitors…
Baseball season is back and so are the injuries. But, elbow injuries, once seen as a problem primarily affecting professional athletes, are becoming more prevalent among high school and middle school athletes due to increased play and competition at the youth level.
Repetitive stress to a pitcher’s ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) – an important stabilizing ligament of the elbow joint – can lead to pain and eventually to the inability to pitch and throw…
When I discuss camp with parents, many don’t know why a sleep-away summer camp is so valuable for kids. Some suggest that their children have their own summer camp at home, meaning they go to a lake house or have lots of fun stuff to do.
That’s great for their kids, but they are missing the essential reasons for sleep-away summer camp – reasons that have to do with their child’s development…