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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The Psychology Of Words And The Young Athlete + MORE

Ken TaylorYoung athletes live in a pretty strange world. So many adults saying things to them but no one really communicating. Its hard enough for them to decipher one adult's vague instructions but then have to blend the mixed messages of parents and coaches.  Ken Taylor, former NFL cornerback.... More »
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Help Kids Be More Mentally Resilient + MORE

The Importance of Resiliency in Youth Sports A sports parent asks, “My children seem to get easily stressed out when things go wrong while playing. Is there anything I can do about this?” The issue your children are facing is common and can be challenging. They could benefit from some tr.... More »

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: Today’s Appearance on The NFL Network + MORE

Just FYI…..many of you know me for my work in the field of sports parenting. But long before I became involved in this area, I did my undergraduate and graduate work in psychology. And I specialized in sports psychology which, back when I was in college, was pretty much an unknown and uncharte.... More »

VIDEO: Your Greatest Opponent as an Athlete + MORE

Athletes: your toughest opponent is YOURSELF! I'm all for striving to be the best you can be. But when you try to be perfect, then fail and beat yourself up, you're actually slowing your progress down. I explain more in this video.   [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oiZ2HsDi50] .... More »
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Keep Smiling

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Be careful with loose teeth. A dentist should evaluate a player with a loose tooth before the player can return to play. This player may need to be fitted for a .... 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

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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 pic.twitter.com/XMk8rpJn0x —… Continue reading →

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