Three Little Words to Diffuse Your Next Power Struggle + MORE

Three Little Words to Diffuse Your Next Power Struggle + MORE

Sports Parenting Podcast: An Olympian Talks About Winning and Helping Your Kids Succeed + MORE

To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Jason Dorland of Jason Dorland Coaching. Jason Dorland is an author, Olympian, coach, entrepreneur and storyteller who has dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence for himself and those he supports. During his.... More »

ATHLETIC DIRECTORS: Why are So Many HS AD’s Calling it Quits?

On last Sunday’s radio show, I asked whether the time has finally come to seriously think about walking away from traditional HS varsity sports programs. I asked that question because so many talented and gifted coaches have become tired and worn out by the endless number of sports parents who con.... More »

Don’t Turn Your Young Athlete Into a Mini Me + MORE

“Dad, am I a disappointment to you?” My son asked, choking back tears. I stopped dead in my tracks. We were walking out of a local amusement park on our way to the car. We had spent the day at the park to bond. It seems the plan backfired. I gathered myself. Inside I was The post Don’t Tur.... More »

CONCUSSION PREVENTION: New Protective Catcher Helmet is Finding Support

First, an important disclaimer. Let me just say that this is not a commercial endorsement. does not receive any compensation from Force3 Pro Gear, nor do we have any relationship with the company. That being said, if your son or daughter plays baseball or softball, and is a catcher.... More »
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If I Could Kill A Word in Youth Sports, I’d Kill These 5 + MORE

Have you ever said something to your child you wished you could take back? Between the car ride to the game, the stands, the sidelines, and the car ride home from the game, there’s a lot of damaging words spoken by parents to their athletes. Words can hurt. Words can cause lifelong damage. W.... More »
In the last edition of Drill of the Week, we worked on improving our shooting. That article touched on the nuances of a pump-fake, dribble-drive, or kick-out and how those movements with the ball can lead your team to success. Those strategies are fantastic if you have the ball, but, of course, that can only belong […] The post Drill of the Week: Playing Off-Ball appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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By Ryan Suter

It seems like you can’t turn around without seeing another study about how bad sugar is for you. The government wants us to cut back. New dietary guidelines urge Americans to limit their sugar intake to 10% of their daily calories. Here’s your wakeup call: most people would have to cut their sugar intake in half to meet the guidelines…

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Three Little Words to Diffuse Your Next Power Struggle


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In fact, “I hear ya” is a phrase I encourage you to try the next time your child complains about doing homework, washing the dishes, taking a bath, or – whatever the complaint department problem is at the moment. “I hear ya” is a great way to respond when your child is itching for an argument…

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youth flag football tournaments 1455035804 101369071 Three Little Words to Diffuse Your Next Power Struggle + MOREOne of the most natural places to connect with your family each day is at the dinner table. My experience and numerous studies show that eating meals together is one of the best things we can do for family—kids who eat dinner with their families more often do better in school, are healthier physically and emotionally, and develop better social skills…

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The transformation that happens when parents watch their kids play youth sports can be drastic. A “great dad” or an “awesome mom” can morph into a belligerent spectator once they let frustration and anger rule their actions. Ultimately, these parents become the youth sports version of the Incredible Hulk…

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