I find the description of a new version of youth tackle football - Rookie Tackle - outlined in a recent Washington Post article very encouraging. This version sponsored by USA Football provides a developmental path to full 11-on-11 tackle football on a 100-yard field that is similar to the path for youth baseball (i.e. T-ball … Continue reading I LOVE the idea of Rookie Tackle Football
While looking for another book last weekend, I came across Junior Baseball magazine. I didn't realize there was such a thing, so of course I bought it. My impression is that it is a nice resource for youth baseball players and parents. However, the cover story for the current issue gives me pause.First, the nice … Continue reading Junior Baseball Magazine; a Nice Resource with a Bad Cover Story
I came across a well-written post on the Independent Coach Education blog that asks youth sports parents what are the goals for their children who participate in youth sports. The authors ask if there is a choice besides pursuing either the performance agenda or the participation agenda. I think they nail the concern with respect … Continue reading Youth Parent Goal for Kids; Joy or Victory?
Interesting piece from Thayne Munce about youth football. http://www.insidesources.com/youth-football-groups-enough-protect-kids-injury/ He asserts that youth football is doing enough when it comes to safety. He cites the NFL's Heads Up program as evidence. I think he's 1/3 right. When it comes to making football safer; there arre three areas of focus: Training of players & coaches in … Continue reading Are Youth Football Groups Doing Enough to Protect Kids From Injury? – InsideSources