JJ Watt Quotes for Inspiration

These JJ Watt quotes will give you a taste of how the NFL star and humanitarian thinks. When Houston Texans’ defensive end Justin James Watt was able to raise over $33 million in relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, it fulfilled what his mother taught him as a child. Popularly known as JJ Watt, Ju.... More »

Coach Spotlight Series: Kyle Hill

CoachUp’s Coach Spotlight Series: Kyle Hill We know you’ve missed our Coach Spotlight Series, but don’t fear, we’re back with another one! This week, CoachUp decided to chat with Kyle Hill, one of the platform’s most reliable and highly-rated basketball coaches. Aside f.... More »

What do you do when your child’s coach isn’t doing a lot of coaching? + MORE

“My child’s coach doesn’t do much coaching… what do I do?” Here’s how I answered that parent’s questions: Learn More About How You Can be a Sticky Sports Parent!        Related StoriesDon’t Fall for these 10 Youth S.... More »
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Help Sports Kids Overcome Social Approval

Boosting Confidence in Young Athletes A young athlete writes: “I am a badminton player and I am finding it really hard to not get shaky or lose confidence when in a game if I miss a shot, my coach keeps telling me that I am I good player and I should believe in myself but then I just get more.... More »

6 Signs You’re Micromanaging Your Athlete + MORE

6 Signs You’re Micromanaging Your Athlete Simply put, no one likes to work for a micromanaging boss. It suffocates and aggravates us, while also keeping us from taking risks. Your young athlete feels that same way when you micromanage as a sports parent. Perhaps you are not even aware of your.... 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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