When Should Kids Start Pitching In Games?
Speaking as a past Little League Baseball and Softball coach, here are some observations and considerations.
How To Handle The Pouting Athlete With Attitude Problems
Work with the player to set up clear, consistent, and simple expectations for positive things he can do.
John O'Sullivan says that making the ride home a 'teachable moment' starts to take the joy out of the game.
Jack Clark on what it truly means to be a team oriented player and why that is something he looks for.
Coaches can think they know it all right away. Dave St. Peter says he still doesn't know it all years later.
Why More Mothers Should Coach Youth Sports
Lavoi explores the lack of gender balance in the youth coaching ranks and why more mothers need to coach youth
My Kid Acts Disinterested In Sports But Says She Loves It
Her body language says that she is bored and she complains a lot about practically every aspect of the game.
What Takeaways Are There, If Any, From The Show Friday Night Tykes?
What is PCA’s viewpoint on the show *Friday Night Tykes * that sensationalizes screaming coaches and parents?
Making The Concept Of Perfection Useful, Not Harmful
One thing Jerry Lynch notices is how many parents want their kids to be perfect. Can this be harmful?
Helping Motivate Your Undersized Kid
Maybe the best way to encourage your kid is to help him cope with the long-term reality of being undersized.
6 Life Lessons From The Cubs In The 2016 World Series
Here are six lessons that youth sports participants can take away from the Cubs’ 2016 World Series win.
Teachable Moments While Watching The Olympics
Watching your favorite events with athletes you are coaching or parenting? Help them find teachable moments.
Coaching Your Own Child
An excerpt from *The Power of Double-Goal Coaching* by Jim Thompson on if and how to coach your own child.