Venus and Serena Williams – Tennis’ Star Siblings + MORE

Venus and Serena Williams – Tennis’ Star Siblings + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: How Do You Explain “Tanking” to Kids? + MORE

I suspect that these kinds of conversations will become more common in the next few years: “Coach, the best team in the tournament is in our bracket. But if we somehow figure out a way to lose our next game, we will then go into the loser’s bracket… and then we can bypass playing the top s.... More »

Iowa Hawkeyes Start a New Tradition by Waving to the Children’s Hospital

What would you think if you saw the entire crowd at a packed football stadium waving to the children’s hospital behind them? Sports have long been seen as something that the ordinary people look up to for inspiration and encouragement. Whatever they are going through, they look up to their fav.... More »
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How Team Culture Boosts Kids’ Confidence

Strategies For Building Confidence in Young Athletes There’s a reason Mark Lawton, longtime coach and teacher, takes his team to the championship level… He focuses on building a team culture that boosts kids’ confidence. When we spoke to him recently, he gave us some quick tips for both p.... More »

NATA Issues New Sports Health and Safety Best Practice Guidelines

The National Athletic Trainers' Association and Youth Sports Safety Alliance have issued best practice youth sports health safety guidelines.  Touted as the first of their kind, the guidelines, however, largely mirror best practice recommendations that MomsTEAM Institute, a member of the Alliance,.... More »

New Softball Mom Planner Gets You Organized

The new Softball Mom Planner provides 8 customizable forms for you to stay on top of all the goings on for the season. Things can get hectic with traveling sports, but this tool will keep you organized. The 8 forms are a perfect tool for any parent or coach. You’ll get a pre-season checklist, .... More »
 
Self-talk is basically what you say to yourself in the confines of your own head that nobody else hears, yet that could have a HUGE impact on how you feel about yourself, and ultimately how you perform!
If your self-talk is consistently positive, as in “Stay in the NOW”, “Focus only on YOU,” and if you make a mistake, “That’s alright! I’ll get it next time,” then you’ve already mastered one of the key principles of peak performance if you can keep this up no matter the outcomes and setbacks you experience…

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Channeling the Mindset of a Youth Sports Athlete I’ve had the privilege of lacing up my cleats and taking the pitch for the last fifteen years — throughout it, I’ve learned many things, scored a ton of goals, and missed a few along the way. As such, I’m about to enter my last college season […] The post Channeling the Mindset of a Youth Sports Athlete appeared first on CoachUp Blog.

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Another great question from a sports parent: “How do I know the difference between pushing and supporting my child?”   Get Good Habits!
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