Understanding Cricket: The Basics of the Game + MORE

Understanding Cricket: The Basics of the Game + MORE

Sport Technology Update: Realtime Feedback from Medball or Barbell + MORE

I first blogged about new RFID technology being implanted in a basketball back in 2012. I recently came across similar technology being implanted in a medicine ball or attached to a barbell. Thanks to Assess2Perform, coaches and athletes now can measure almost instantly such MOEs as: Angle of relea.... More »

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Sports Parents

I first posted these 10 resolutions for sports parents a couple of years ago, but in my opinion, we need to be reminded of them every year! Will you resolve to be positive sports parents in 2016? 1. Love your child before the game.Express your support and love in such a way that has no...Read M.... More »

Coach Spotlight Series: Chase Wickham on Climbing the Leaderboards

Last newsletter, we learned about Zach Stevenson’s approach to social media, so today’s interview seems like a natural segue to a new topic: climbing the CoachUp Leaderboards. In order to learn more, we chatted with Chase Wickham, one of our CoachUp MVP winners, about his pursuit of the .... More »
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Why Youth Sports Leagues Should NOT Rely on FBI Fingerprint Checks Alone + MORE

The interest in and prevalence of youth sports background checks as a pre-employment and pre-volunteering measure is skyrocketing. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) says this is attributed to two factors: the increased exposure of high-profile reports of child sexual abuse, such as at t.... More »
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The Frustrations of Watching Your Child Sit the Bench: Two Things You Need to Know + MORE

Sitting in the stands and watching your child sit on the bench is a tough pill for sports parents to swallow. It will never be easy, but there are two things you can do to make the most of the situation:   It’s October, time for another Positive Youth Sports Winner! Who do you know...Read.... 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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