The Today Show and Youth Sports

Bless my wife's heart, she is always thinking of me.  She records the Today show since she has to be at work early enough that she can't watch the show.  She noticed last week that the Today show was running a series they called "Changing the Game" about youth sports.  On Friday, they specific topic … Continue reading The Today Show and Youth Sports

‘Old School’ Coaching

I revisited a tweet from our friends at Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and it got my angst up.  Back in September, PCA tweeted about being mentioned in a San Diego Times Union Tribune article about 'Old School' coaching.  Although the article is about high school coaches, I think there are some aspects that apply to … Continue reading ‘Old School’ Coaching

Praising Young Athletes – It’s About the Effort

I recently read good advice on the do's and don'ts of praising children in the Dayton Daily News.  Dr. Greg Ramey, the executive director of Dayton Children's Hospital's Pediatric Center for Mental Health Resources, offers six tips to be mindful of when praising children.  Youth sports coaches would be wise to keep these in mind … Continue reading Praising Young Athletes – It’s About the Effort