The Frustrations of Watching Your Child Sit the Bench: Two Things You Need to Know + MORE

The Frustrations of Watching Your Child Sit the Bench: Two Things You Need to Know + 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 »

Sports Parenting Podcast: Why TEAM is so Important–in Sports and in Life + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow.  In this episode I am featuring Jenn Starkey of www.MVPleadershipAcademy.com and FastpitchFit.com. Jenn is a Best Selling Author and the founder of FastpitchFit.com, a division of MVP Leadership Academy. She is here to help give you tools that.... More »

Intel, X Games team up to advance sports technology

Intel, X Games team up to advance sports technology This is a month old, but we’re willing to bet that many of our readers out there missed the incredible sports technology update. For last month’s X Games, they teamed up with Intel to place chips on the competitor’s snowboards. To.... More »
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Snowshoeing for Fun – A Beginner’s Guide + MORE

Living in Minnesota, it can be a long winter unless one embraces the great outdoors. Having enjoyed spring, summer and fall hikes at nearby Lebanon State Park, it was time to see if walking trails could be as enjoyable in the winter. Friends who had recently purchased snowshoes encouraged us to give.... More »

3 Words That Will Combat Childhood Obesity + MORE

Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. Almost 1 out of 3 children (ages 2-19) in the US is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.  That fact alone is a huge reason to encourage your kids to play sports.  Today’s guest post by nutritionist Cassandra Gold.... More »
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You’re telling us it’s time for Halloween again? Pictured above, of course, is our wonderful team in 2014 celebrating this wonderful holiday in our wonderful city. Basically, CoachUp takes this day very seriously, so what better way to display our love than by combining sports and costumes? Yes, that’s right — our Weekend Fun gets spooky this time around! We’ve done our research and found some Halloween-themed races from around the country so you can take on the world in your favorite disguise…

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Sitting in the stands and watching your child sit on the bench is a tough pill for sports parents to swallow. It will never be easy, but there are two things you can do to make the most of the situation:   It’s October, time for another Positive Youth Sports Winner! Who do you know…Read More
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