The Most Intimidating Pre-Game Ritual in Sports: the Haka Dance + MORE

The Most Intimidating Pre-Game Ritual in Sports: the Haka Dance + MORE
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An American National Sport Coaches Association? + MORE

I have been living in Alexandria, Va for the past two years. I quickly recognized that many national and regional associations representing groups of professionals or an industry are headquartered here.  A sampling of my favorites include: There must be dozens more associations like this here in.... More »

Sports Parents, This is Your Biggest Choice as Your Child Plays Sports

Sports Parents, What will it be? You have a choice to make that will greatly impact your child’s youth sports journey. In fact, I’d venture to say that this choice will have the greatest influence on you as a sports parent and on your child. Perhaps you think that I’m going to tal.... More »
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INTRODUCING OLD SCHOOL NEW SCHOOL: A Different Kind of Sports Podcast + MORE

Dear Friends of Ask Coach Wolff: I wanted to tell you about a new and different kind of podcast. It’s entitled “Old School v. New School” and it features my new son-in-law, Noah Savage, and myself. Noah is a 31-year-old 6-7 former All-Ivy League basketball player at Princeton, and .... More »

Coach Spotlight Series: Andre Speech on the CoachUp Premium Membership

We’ve got some new updates for you in this latest edition of the Coach Spotlight Series. This week’s Spotlight features basketball coach Andre Speech. Andre was one of the first CoachUp coaches to upgrade to the CoachUp Premium Membership. It’s been more than a week since we released .... More »
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Sports Parenting Podcast: Parenting Tips from a Soccer Mom + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Skye Eddy Bruce of The Institute for Soccer Parenting. Skye is the founder of and a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. As a mother of two athletes, she kno.... More »

The discussion around sports-related concussion will undoubtedly gain a new head of steam in December, when the new Will Smith
movie, "Concussion", hits theaters. The film focuses on the true story of Dr.
Bennet Omalu’s discovery of CTE, a devastating neurological disease with links
to hits to the head in football…

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Why Youth Teams Should Ban Smartphones and Similar Mobile Devices in Locker Rooms
By Doug Abrams
About 15 years ago, I was a local high school hockey team’s goaltending coach. On the bench during a game, I noticed that a player had unbuckled his helmet and was talking on his cell phone in between line shifts…

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If we get together as a family ten times a year, we might choose healthy options on nine of ‘em. But not this holiday. Not Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving, we eat with ‘em. On Thanksgiving, we drink with ‘em. On Thanksgiving, we unbutton that top button because we can! …to paraphrase Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Herb […] The post Getting Back to Your Fitness Goals after Thanksgiving appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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flag football tournaments 1448366672 1974555018 The Most Intimidating Pre Game Ritual in Sports: the Haka Dance + MOREWhat the Yankees are to baseball, the New Zealand All Blacks are to rugby. In addition to an impressive history of victories, the All Blacks bring the most intimidating pre-game ritual in all of sports with their Haka Dance.
Imagine you’re a rugby player from another country, and you’re playing the All Blacks in an international competition…

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The Case Keenum Case: Why It Matters


Adam Schefter said it well on ESPN this morning “This is an abject failure,” in referring to this: To recap, Case Keenum allowed to play after what you see In video, didn't miss a snap. Utterly ridiculous, @nfl —… Continue reading →

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