The Secret to Helping Your Child Defeat Discouragement + MORE

The Secret to Helping Your Child Defeat Discouragement + MORE
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PITCH COUNTS: Are They Really Working…or Resulting in Too Many HS Forfeits? + MORE

Now that we’re most than halfway through the HS baseball season, I thought it would be smart to review whether the state-by-state rules regarding pitch counts and limits are actually having a positive impact. And overall, I do think it’s very fair to say that the pitch count rules have – i.... More »

One Word That Will Raise Your Child’s Game + MORE

Is your child struggling? Maybe he’s in a slump, or perhaps she’s feeling unmotivated. I’d like to tell you about one word that will raise your child’s game. I saw my kids struggle several times through the years as they played. And it wasn’t because they didn’t w.... More »
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Help Sports Kids Feel Self-Confident Before Competition

Improving Self-Confidence With Mental Preparation Parents, it’s important to recognize that confidence is the Number One mental game skill that helps kids perform to their potential. And when young athletes learn how to build their confidence in sports, it can transfer to other areas of their.... More »
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Overthrowing: Abnormal Shoulder MRIs In Young Baseball Players Without Shoulder Pain

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recent medical study showed that more than 50% of throwing shoulders in young baseball players without shoulder pain had MRI abnormalities These MRI issues have t.... More »
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Certificates for Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball and More + MORE

Our certificates for youth sports are a great way to recognize players and coaches. Many youth sports are year round experiences. But, some winter sports are winding down or are completely over for teams. If you’re a coach in youth sports or a team parent, or maybe just an interest sports pare.... 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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