SPORTS PARENTING TRENDS: Celebrating 18 Years of The Sports Edge on WFAN + MORE

This morning’s radio show on WFAN marked the 18th anniversary of the Sports Edge being on the air. And I want to thank you all for your tremendous  support, and great and smart comments and questions over the years. We may be the only major radio show in the nation that focuses exclusively on.... 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 »
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On-Field Injury Recognition: If Not Now, Then When? + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A recently published study provides a 25 year data analysis of emergency department visits for injuries from youth soccer and shows a year to year significant in.... More »

WOC #11 Jon Gordon, Best Selling Author and Leadership Expert, on The Power of Positivity

Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 17 books includin.... More »

Copa America Centenario 2016 Preview

Written by Ben Nadeau, Daniel McGuinness, Danny Moon, and Terrell Brown Today, Copa America Centenario kicks off all across America, starting with the USMNT facing off against Colombia, one of the world’s best. In most years, Copa America is a tournament typically held every four years between.... More »
Teamwork is a must in youth sports. And if your child is not learning it, then ask yourself why and do something to change that. Teamwork is huge because it’s one of those characteristics that will affect how your child relates to and works with others for the rest of his life. A less sporty…..

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A lot of coaches regularly employ punishment as a “teaching” tool with their athletes and teams. If the team/athlete fails to execute well, makes a lot of mistakes or loses, the coach punishes them with more physically brutal practices, extra trainings and usually extra, long hard conditioning. 
I’ve always been puzzled by coaches responding in this “old school” manner…

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For soccer players, there tends to be an innate focus on shooting, defending, and passing at youth levels — but, unfortunately, if you do not possess a sense of elite ball control, you’re unlikely to connect the dots and improve. Think about it, if you can’t control the ball, can you shoot? Will you be able […] The post Drill of the Week: Elite Ball Control appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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