Pop Warner Football has been an American tradition since at least the early 1950’s. Literally millions of kids and several generations of young athletes have learned how to play and enjoy tackle football from playing Pop Warner ball.
But as the scene shifts these days in sports, we may see the.... More »
Tackling is a tough job for NFL linebackers. Tackling childhood cancer is even tougher. But the Washington Redskins linebacker crew was up to the task after being challenged by Washington Redskins inside linebackers coach, Kirk Olivadotti. Fundraiser for Curing Kids Cancer Kirk told his players that.... More »
As a Sports Performance Consultant and author I get this question A LOT, especially from parents of young athletes who are trying to figure out the best approach to handling their son’s or daughter’s wins, losses, and overall approach to competition.
So is it good or bad? The answer is YES!
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In today’s column, I’m going to make a strong suggestion and try to make a case that perhaps there’s a better way to raise our kids in sports than what we’re currently doing.
Now, admittedly, this is something of a radical approach. I’m the first to admit that.
But the truth is…..... More »
Your athlete’s success will face a lot of challenges. Youth sports is full of challenges, there is no doubt about that. You’ve seen your child face playing time battles, coaching conflicts, teammate clashes, and performance slumps. And these are without a doubt big hurdles for your young.... More »
Cricket 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…
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…
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…
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…
Our 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…