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 sports … Continue 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 that … Continue 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.