Tips for Coaching 6 to 8 Year Olds

Check out this post from GameChanger.  GameChanger makes an app for tablets and phones that provides scorekeeping for baseball, softball, and basketball games.  In addition to the app, they have a blog/page dedicated to youth amateur sports called the Season. Several of their recommendations are worth highlighting: Recognizing age-specific development and needs of children thisContinue reading “Tips for Coaching 6 to 8 Year Olds”

Youth Football Participation Goes Up?!?!

Minus the sweet shirt and the high fade, this is how I looked when I read the article from the New York Times citing a survey showing that participation in youth football grew – and grew more than any other U.S. sport! Several of my previous posts have highlighted that player safety concerns might result inContinue reading “Youth Football Participation Goes Up?!?!”

Interesting Explanation for Drop in Youth Sports Participation

I ran across a post recently from Bob Cook.  Cook is a youth sports contributor to (I checked out other posts on his blog and I recommend it).  He writes that there might be another reason behind the statistic that the numbers of children between 6 and 17 participating in youth sports is downContinue reading “Interesting Explanation for Drop in Youth Sports Participation”