6 Steps to Success for High School Student Athletes

My dad bought me a book about preparing high school athletes for success.  The book is called 6 Steps to Success for High School Student-Athletes and is written by Alonzo Barkley.  Barkley is a former college and professional basketball player that now coaches high school in Alabama. Although my focus is on youth recreational sportsContinue reading “6 Steps to Success for High School Student Athletes”

When should Children start playing tackle football?

I just came across this article from the New York Daily News where the author suggests that children should wait until high school to play tackle football.  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/gastineau-defend-football-sport-isn-safe-kids-article-1.2951622?cid=bitly The article references a couple of recent events –  Bo Jackson saying he wouldn’t have played football if he knew about CTE and Mark Gastineau’s revelation thatContinue reading “When should Children start playing tackle football?”

Make the 1st Practice a Success

Check out this post from the good folks at GameChanger with a Blueprint for day one of practice.  Although the author is speaking specifically about baseball practice, there is good advice here for all sports. I really like the recommendation to have one-on-one time with each child.  Get to know them as early as possible. Continue reading “Make the 1st Practice a Success”

Should Every Kid Play?

Good words from Joe Ehrmann via the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).  http://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/video/playing-time-dilemma-should-every-kid-play?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#106811207-tw#1483884148477 The Hustle & Attitude philosophy answers the questions he poses.  Every child plays; they play equal amounts; and they get to try every position.