Understanding Cricket: The Basics of the Game + MORE

Understanding Cricket: The Basics of the Game + MORE

Pop Warner youth football under fire after court allows case to proceed + MORE

In 2011, thirteen year-old Donnovan Hill was paralyzed in a Southern California football game and, as the family says, it was because his coach allegedly taught the youngsters to tackle by leading with their heads. For a while, the claims were dismissed because parents must provide and sign a parti.... More »

Listening: 4 Traits of a Parent Who Listens Well

Do you do more talking than listening as you parent? It’s a habit that many parents have. I did it a lot because I felt that my words would fix my kids and that they certainly needed to hear what I had to say! But I’ve come to learn, through my 30 years of parenting,...Read More &#.... More »

Chiefs’ Eric Berry Tackled Cancer in All-Pro Style

After a star collegiate career at Tennessee, where he was a two-time All-American and recognized as the best defensive back in the country, Eric Berry joined the Kansas City Chiefs as the 5th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Berry led the team in interceptions his rookie year and was selected as .... More »

Seven Tips For Healthy Weight Gain + MORE

  "No matter what I eat, I can't seem to gain weight..." "What about those weight gain powders ... do they work?" "How much more protein should I eat to help me bulk up?"  Although two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, a handful of skinny peopl.... More »
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What to Do When Sports Kids Want to Quit + MORE

How to Help Sports Kids Feel Less Pressure What should you do if your young athlete wants to quit sports? Seventy-five percent of young athletes quit sports by the age of 16. The reasons vary, but most often, the child is no longer having fun. As sports parents, what can you do? You need to remembe.... More »
 1444856499 1542334323 Understanding Cricket: The Basics of the Game + MORECricket is a game of bat and ball, which is played between 2 teams of 11 players each. It is played on a pitch 22 yards long in the center of an oval field. Both teams take turns to bat, scoring as many runs as possible, while the other team fields. These turns are known as innings.
With over 120 million players worldwide, it is the second most widely-played sport…

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Who’s Helping These Kids Keep a Smile on Their Face? A coach named Creed Larrucea from Sacramento, California is! Last week, Creed won the Positive Youth Sports Award for September and received some pretty cool gifts from Fanatics.Com, FlipGive, and Cool Contour. Do you know someone in the youth sports world who’s helping kids love…

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There is a nearly universal expectation that when we sign our children up for sports, they will be safe. Parents put an enormous amount of trust into the people who are caring and coaching our kids, some of whom spend upwards of 10 hours a week playing sports.
Helping keep kids safe – especially while in extracurricular activities – via screening coaches and volunteers is part of our mission at Protect Youth Sports…

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As you may know, we’ve created a series of audios about how you can build your sports kids’ confidence after a game.
In our second audio, we focus on how to communicate with young athletes after a game.
This can be tricky.
First of all, you want to get them off the confidence roller coaster and stabilize their confidence…

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national flag football tournament 1444856503 272675633 Understanding Cricket: The Basics of the Game + MOREOur Coach Spotlight Series is back for another round! Come back every week as we ask some of our most successful coaches on CoachUp their tricks of the trade and how they get the most from their athletes. Whether you’re a coach, an athlete, or a parent of an athlete, we guarantee there are some great points for you to takeaway from our Coach Spotlight Series…

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Can a vegetarian athlete get enough protein? What about antibiotics in meat? Do artificial sweeteners cause cancer?

These are just a few of the questions that athletes often ask me in their quest to eat wisely and consume a quality sports diet. They feel so confused by the plethora of conflicting messages…

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