Youth Sports Hero of the Month: Bram Miller (Falkville, Ala.) + MORE

Youth Sports Hero of the Month: Bram Miller (Falkville, Ala.) + MORE

NYT Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies

The New York Times Debates the Merits of Youth Sports Participation Trophies The Opinion Pages, a section of op-ed writing on The New York Times, tackled the debate of participation trophies in youth sports and the short entries are worth your time this afternoon. The topic itself has long-burne.... More »
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NFL Wildcard Weekend + CoachUp Contest! + MORE

One of the best weekends of the entire year is upon us, CoachUp friends — the NFL Wildcard Round! While the favorites like the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers are taking a much needed week to regroup, eight teams will face-off starting tomorrow for the right to move on towards etern.... More »
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DEALING WITH FINANCIAL CONCERNS: Do “Volunteer” Fund Raisers at NFL Concession Stands Break the Law? + MORE

Today’s topic is one of those sports parenting issues that I can see merits from both sides of the issue, and as such, I’m not going to take sides on this one. But let me lay it out for you, and let’s see what you think. Here’s the story…. This has to do with sports parents who “volu.... More »

Welcome from Dr. G! + MORE

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Answering Hard Questions from Preschoolers + MORE

  When Arnold Schwartzenegger stepped out from his traditional action roles to do the movie Kindergarten Cop, I was more than a little skeptical. I was surprised by how much I liked it. The story was compelling and, at times, heartwarming. However, the most enjoyable part was watching Schwartz.... More »
 
White House Concussions Summit Urges Action
By Doug Abrams
 
“We want our kids participating in sports,” says President Obama. “As parents, though, we want to keep them safe, and that means we have to have better information.” The President spoke as he opened the first White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussions Summit last Thursday, May 29…

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youth flag football tournaments 1401798149 1934998705 Youth Sports Hero of the Month: Bram Miller (Falkville, Ala.) + MOREAs a newly minted member of the CoachUp Athlete Advisory Council, Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel spent two days with CoachUp for his video shoot. We traveled to a few of Noel’s old hangouts including the Everett Recreation Center, Kipo’s Pizza, Lou Diamond’s Barber Shop, and his childhood home

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When Falkville High School’s Bram Miller received his gold medal for winning the Class 1A state high jump title on May 2, the public address announcer told everyone in Selma Memorial Stadium that the sophomore had set a state record by clearing 6 feet, 8 inches.

The state title alone was quite an accomplishment because Bram had practiced with the track team full-time for only two weeks since finishing the spring JV baseball season…

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The 1983 Philadelphia 76ers were one of the greatest basketball teams in history.  In an era that included two dynasties, the Lakers and Celtics, it was the 76ers that boasted the best record that year.  As the playoffs began, the 76ers MVP center Moses Malone made a bold prediction, “Fo’, fo’, fo’”…

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Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic is good at finding good writing. He runs the Best of Journalism E-mail Newsletter, with which you get two emails a week highlighting exceptional nonfiction for $1.99 a month.
Last month Friedersdorf published his annual “Best Of Journalism Awards,” which is to say a list of, as the headline says, Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism…

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Confidence and young athletes

– takingyoubeyondthegame.blogspot.com

Maintaining confidence can be an elusive thing for the very best professional athletes.  So it’s no wonder that many young athletes need support when it comes to their own development in this area.Even highly paid professional athletes go through times when their confidence is quite fragile.  A “goal scorer” who doesn’t score for a few games, a baseball player who goes a few games without a hit and suddenly, they start questioning what they’re doing, even wondering if they’ve “lost it”…

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