The Secret to Helping Your Child Defeat Discouragement + MORE

The Secret to Helping Your Child Defeat Discouragement + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: The Joy (and Benefits) of Running + MORE

Next Sunday morning is the 40th anniversary of the running of the NYC Marathon, and in what has become something of an annual tradition on my radio show, I like to spend at least one Sunday each year talking about the sport of running. The truth is, among all the various athletic endeavors you shoul.... More »

Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries and How You Can Help Your Child Deal With Them, Part 1: Overuse

I am very excited to be partnering with the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami healthy system, to bring you a 5-part series of sponsored posts on youth sports injuries. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe y.... More »

SPORTS PARENTING TIPS: Coaching Kids is a Serious Responsibility

The response to Doug Abram’s column last week regarding “coaches who apologize” generated a remarkable number of downloads and hits, and that interest continued this AM on my radio show. The general consensus was that — especially with younger athletes (10 and under) — .... More »
 The Secret to Helping Your Child Defeat Discouragement + MORE

Six Summer Sanity Strategies for Parents + MORE

This is it. That time of year when it hits you – summer’s in full swing and there’s no school reprieve. Let the “what do we do NOW” chants begin. There is hope, however, for getting through the “dog days” of summer without losing your marbles, your patience or your temper. Let’s tak.... More »
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Where Does Sports Kids’ Pressure Come From? + MORE

Coaches & Friends, Not Parents, Pressure Sports Kids, Says Study The number of kids playing team sports is dropping quickly… To understand the factors behind this drop off, Yellowbrick Treatment Program surveyed 1,000 Americans about pressure in youth sports, says Matt Zajechowski, senior.... More »
In part 1 of this 2-part series, I shared some of the common causes of stress and nervousness, how to bring awareness to the changes that happen in your unique body when you become nervous, and heard a collective sigh of relief when I shared how some nervousness is actually a good thing!
Now that you’ve made a mental note of where you fall on the nervousness scale, we can take the next step of actually addressing the different ways that  nervousness can fall out of the range of what is helpful and energizing in a positive way…

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This post is sponsored by Shannon McDougall, author of Beginning Mental Training Skills, a  program that trains athletes to deal with anxiety and disappointment in youth sports.  It’s not fun to watch  your child get discouraged when playing sports. Unfortunately, we can’t give our kids “bounce back” pills, like we give him tylenol or advil for his…

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Top 5 Most Inspirational Sports Coaches of All-Time Thanks to March Madness, we’re in the thick of sports luxury right now! Of course, spring training is in full swing and the NBA + NHL playoffs are right around the corner, but who are the best coaches? In order to celebrate this influx of athletic competition, we’re examining the […] The post Top 5 Most Inspirational Sports Coaches of All-Time appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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