Student-Athletes Taking The Lead In Their Own Recruitment Process
Student-Athletes know their goals and motivations better than parent or coach for their sport and education.
Coaches Listening Can Help Athletes Work Through Grief And Struggle
Greg Lum Ho says the role of a coach is to listen to the athlete to help them process their grief.
Often Coaches Can Be A Second Father Or Mother
Kids often need a guiding force in their life, even outside of sports, and coaches can help provide that.
Sports Parents Need To Address Kids Needs, Not The Other Way Around
Parents need to be ok letting go and letting it be the kids experience, rather than it be their own.
Coaches Going The Extra Mile For Their Players When Parents Can't Help
No matter what, Ann Murphy makes sure the kid comes first and doesn't get left behind when parents get busy.
Coaches Shouldn't Spread The Myth That Specializing Makes You Better
Any coach that tells a twelve-year-old player that they need to pick one sport is doing them a disservice.
Teams Separating Practice Groups By Skill, Not Age Group
We should also have some way of identifying over time whether the policy is producing the outcomes we want.
Coaches Can Set The Tone For The Season With A Parent-Only Potluck
In this meeting, coaches can set expectations, as Hoyt does in her own pre-season parent potluck.
Bill Damon: Youth Sports Can Be A Vehicle To Help Kids Find Their Purpose
Bill Damon discusses why purpose matters so much for people and why youth sports can provide purpose for kids.
When Kids Specialize Early, They Lose The Hunger To Compete
Specialization and year round play without changing sports can often cause kids to lose their passion.