I know, I know; it seems like I just got back from a break as I just published my first post in over a month, what do I mean I'm taking a break? Well, I had that Let Them Play review teed up and needed to get it done. But, what I am really excited about for … Continue reading I’m Taking a Break!
I came across Jerry Lynch's book Let Them Play while attending the 2017 Aspen Institute Project Play Summit. I can't recall just how I came across it, but it was recommended such that I ordered it as soon as I got home. I just finished it. My bottom line on the book is that is a … Continue reading Let Them Play – a Spiritual Youth Sports Book for Parents
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
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
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
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