Understanding Cricket: The Basics of the Game + MORE

Understanding Cricket: The Basics of the Game + MORE

Brotherly Love: An Inspirational Story + MORE

This is a story of brotherly love and inclusion. More than three-fourth million Americans suffer from Cerebral Palsy. Still not much is known about this condition. It is in order to spread more awareness about this unique condition that Hunter Gandee, 16, from Michigan goes on a walk every year carr.... More »
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It’s Time to End the Sideline Sportsanity + MORE

As soon as I stepped out of my car in the parking lot, I could hear it. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon of travel soccer, but there it was. You know what I’m talking about: that sometimes beautiful, often times excruciating cacophony of sounds that we have come to know as “cheering for our.... More »

How Your Child Wants to Be Treated After Playing Sports

Do you know how your child wanted to be treated after playing sports? This post is an excerpt from my book 11 Habits of Happy and Positive Sports Parents.  To get your copy or learn how you can give one to every parent on your child’s team, click here. Does your child know and believe...Read&.... More »

4 Important Things Your Child’s Youth Sports Coach Wants You To Know

Have you ever asked your child’s coach how you can best help him or her do their job?  Last month, I shared in a video that parents and coaches have a disconnect and that communication is a must if they are to work together to give kids a positive youth sports experience. In order to...Read .... More »

The 2015 CoachUp Roundup + MORE

What a year. 2015 brought so much to CoachUp and our extended family – YOU, our athletes, parents, and coaches. This past year has reminded us how lucky we are to have such an outstanding group of people who make CoachUp what it is today. We’d like to thank everyone for their dedicatio.... 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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