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

Youth Sports Hero of the Month: Bram Miller (Falkville, Ala.) + MORE
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Is Competition Good or Bad? + MORE

As a Sports Performance Consultant and author I get this question A LOT, especially from parents of young athletes who are trying to figure out the best approach to handling their son’s or daughter’s wins, losses, and overall approach to competition. So is it good or bad? The answer is YES! Co.... More »
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Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights + MORE

Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant took the NBA to New Heights Yao Ming – The Gentle Giant. At first glance, it’s easy to see why Yao Ming made it to the NBA – he’s 7 feet 6 inches. But there have been a few 7 ft 6 in centers in the past and how many of them were 8-time All-Star and 5.... More »

TRAVEL TEAMS: Sports Parents Need to Have the Courage to Speak Up and to Ask the Tough Questions + MORE

I continue to receive lots of queries and questions regarding issues with travel teams, or as they’re sometimes called by different names, such as elite, premier, or just club teams. But no matter what they are called, they all basically work from the same premise: that they offer a higher level o.... More »
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3 Questions Your Child Wants Dad to Answer

(And How You Can Help Him Answer Them) We are thrilled to welcome pediatrician and best-selling author, Dr. Meg Meeker, to share her wisdom about the important role fathers play in a child’s life. When I was 8 years old, my father took me to work with him on Saturday mornings to Mass General .... More »

DISCIPLINE ISSUES: An Ongoing Issue for Parents, Coaches, and Kids + MORE

This is a topic that doesn’t seem to be discussed all that much these days. And yet, it’s an issue that continues to be a real concern for coaches, athletic directors, parents, and of course the athletes. I’m talking about the art of disciplining athletes, especially HS and travel team ath.... 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


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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