Tired of Youth Sports Politics? Attend My Live Webinar and Get Help for Navigating the Mess! + MORE

Tired of Youth Sports Politics? Attend My Live Webinar and Get Help for Navigating the Mess! + MORE

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: New Study Suggests More Concussions in Girls Soccer than in HS Football

There was a recent study published headlined by a medical professor at Northwestern University who says that girls who play HS soccer suffer a much higher incidence of concussions than boys do – even those boys who play HS football. As you might imagine, I was somewhat stunned by this. After all, .... More »
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Lionel Messi and the Will to Compete + MORE

Lionel Messi lay battered on the turf. As he raised his head from the grass, he spit out a mouthful of blood and a tooth. He’d just taken an elbow to the face, one of many kicks, elbows, and bruises he would endure that day. Soon after another player was given a red card for The post Lionel Messi .... More »
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How to Get Kids Mentally Ready For Competing + MORE

Mental Preparation For Young Athletes A parent asks: “My child doesn’t seem as mentally ready as some of the other kids in his league. I need concrete ideas on what to say and do to help my child prepare for competition.” “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”.... More »

CoachUp Wears ‘Grey for Anna’ + MORE

CoachUp Wears ‘Grey for Anna’ While CoachUp is all about working while nobody is watching, we often like to take a step back and celebrate our success stories from time to time. This story is about a courageous young girl named Anna and her extraordinary journey towards present day, whe.... More »

At-Home Workout, Vol 1 + What To Watch + MORE

At-Home Workout Halloween is finally upon us, but if you’re worried about all those chocolates and sweets, we’ve got the perfect At-Home Workout for you to take advantage of on Sunday! All of our workouts focus on delivering fun, calorie-burning activities that don’t require an exp.... More »
 
We love teaching our kids how to pitch, catch, hit, and tackle, but what about teaching your children how to approach issues that divide?
Unfortunately, we have reached the middle of the second decade of this new millennium no closer to agreement – and possibly farther away – when it comes to public conversations about race, politics, religion, and pretty much every issue where we draw ideological lines in the sand and, sometimes, point fingers to advance our own narrow views…

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flag football tournaments 1423065504 389590898 Tired of Youth Sports Politics? Attend My Live Webinar and Get Help for Navigating the Mess! + MORESix years ago yesterday, Sports Feel Good Stories.com was founded. The first story covered the late game heroics of Jason McElwain, the autistic student manager from upstate New York, who with about 4 minutes left in a high school basketball game scored 6 three-pointers and a 2-pointer for 20 points…

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If you follow people on Journalism Twitter, you may have seen some chatter recently about blogging being dead. I’ve ignored it, because “blogging is dead” is one of those things people have been saying since around 1973. Evidently this round of it happened in the wake of Andrew Sullivan’s announcement that he’s retiring from his paywalled blog

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national youth football championships 1423065512 11529027 Tired of Youth Sports Politics? Attend My Live Webinar and Get Help for Navigating the Mess! + MOREYoung athletes often hear phrases of encouragement like, “dig a little deeper” or “you have to want it more than they do” or, ideally, “be mentally tough.”  For most kids, these words from a coach, a parent or a teammate go in one ear and out the other.  But, what if there was actually some scientific substance to the words?  Could the smiling, confident face of a coach delivering a pep talk actually have a subliminal effect on performance?  While the conscious brain may dismiss this positive talk, the subconscious mind may actually be putting it to work, according to new research from sports scientists at the University of Kent in England…

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Youth Sports Politics has been blamed for a lot of the craziness that goes on in youth sports today. Perhaps you too, have asked, Why can’t the kids just play and have fun? I asked that question many times during my 21 years of being a sports mom, and now that my daughter is coaching…Read More

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