Why True Champions are “Sissies” + MORE

Why True Champions are “Sissies” + MORE

TRENDS IN SPORTS: The Two Fundamental Keys to Athletic Success

I tell ambitious sports parents all the time that in order for their child to become a top professional athlete, they need only two ingredients: God-given talent, and a superior drive to compete. While that may sound overly simplistic, the truth is, in my experience in sports, you can often find a y.... More »
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10 Reasons Youth Sports Brings Out Your Crazy + MORE

Every time you go to a sporting event to watch your child play, there’s a good chance that’ll feel a strange metamorphosis take place. In a way, it’s almost as if an alien takes over your body. Your calm gives way to crazy and you are not even sure how or why it happens. Why […] .... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Inside the Mysterious World of Baseball Scouting

There was a time in which baseball scouts and associate scouts (aka “bird dogs”) were found everywhere at amateur games. High school games, college, summer leagues, Babe Ruth games, you name it. If a young man had a big game at the plate or on the mound, chances were good that somebody r.... More »

Getting Along With The Coach When You Don’t See Eye-to-Eye

Getting Along With The Coach When You Don’t See Eye-to-Eye: Advice for the Youth Sports Parent Sooner or later, every youth sports parent sees their child play for a coach that they don’t agree with — whether it’s about playing time, game strategy, position choices, or coaching demeanor.... More »

Teaching Basketball and Life Lessons in India’s Slums

Steve Jobs once once concluded a short speech on the value of dreamers with the line, “…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do!” Pradyut Voleti, founder of Dribble Academy in Gejha village, India is one such dreamer. He star.... 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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