In this piece from the Orlando Sentinel, George Diaz quotes former Miami Dolphin great Larry Csonka as saying “Kids shouldn’t play tackle football until junior high…” and cites lack of qualified coaches and proper equipment as reasons. The link includes a video of Nick Buoniconti’s son (Buoniconti is another Dolphin legend) talking about the strugglesContinue reading “Another NFL Great Recommends Kids Don’t Play Tackle Football Before Junior High School”
http://www.leaguenetwork.com/7-reasons-why-all-youth-league-coaches-should-undergo-training/ These are all good reasons for Hustle & Attitude coaching clinics. I particularly like #7 – youth sports are supposed to be about providing positive experiences for children.
http://positivecoach.org/the-pca-blog/coaches-level-up-with-your-players/ Another good article from the good folks at the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). I think these recommendations are fantastic. I have been sharing the ‘get down on their level physically’ in my clinics. I’m not sure about the recommendation to hold their heads, though. I would be careful about that one. I’d also addContinue reading “Coaches: Level Up with Your Players – PCA”