Why True Champions are “Sissies” + MORE

Why True Champions are “Sissies” + MORE

TRAVEL TEAMS: A Club Team Worth Emulating….

For years on my Sports Edge radio show, I have cautioned sports parents about the potential pitfalls and real concerns regarding travel team sports. Everything from unfair tryouts to coaches who want to win at all costs to the escalating amounts of time and money that having a child on a travel can .... More »

PITCH COUNTS: A Deeper Look into New York State’s Rules

NEW YORK PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNT RULES TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON                                                     By Steve Kallas (The following article discusses the new pitch count rules for New York State only.  For a list of the r.... More »
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What Young Athletes Learn From the Mindset of Olympians + MORE

Mental Toughness Lessons From Olympians With the start of the summer Olympics, kids and teens have lots to learn from Olympians—dedication, perseverance and courage, for example. Daniel B. Peters, PhD., a psychologist who specializes in children and families, notes that many Olympians begin their.... More »

How to Help Your Child Win Where It Really Counts: In Their Head!

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Perhaps you’ve heard the saying “Sports is 80% mental”, or maybe even that it’s 90% mental. I read from one sports psychologist that actually it’s 100% mental because thoughts influence actions and those ac.... More »
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Sports Illustrated’s Podcast Gets Youth Sports Right + MORE

The New Year was just about a week ago, but now that we’ve all had some time to think about our resolutions and goals for 2016, let’s rewind for a crucial half hour podcast. Sports Illustrated hosts a weekly podcast called This is Your Brain on Sports featuring their executive editor .... More »
For many young athletes, they believe that the secret to success lies within being bigger, faster, and stronger than their opponents. While this is just simply not true, there are plenty of talented athletes that adopt this mantra, opting to use brute strength and dunking as much as possible. While this may work at the […] The post Drill of the Week: The Up and Under appeared first on CoachUp Blog…

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Book Excerpt: Chasing Perfection

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flag football tournament 1445906162 136578862 Why True Champions are “Sissies” + MOREEDITOR’S NOTE: Imagine the the type of coaching effort required to achieve an undefeated season in high school football. Now, think about going undefeated for 12 seasons in a row! It almost sounds impossible that a coach could have 151 consecutive wins – but, De La Salle High School head coach Bob Ladouceur did just that…

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Champions are tough. They fight hard, play hard, work till they get it right and then keep working some more. Champions don’t back down and they are aggressive against opponents. And true champions are “sissies”. At least that’s what other competitors may call them when they show compassion towards teammates and opponents…

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