Do Away With the Mercy Rule?!?!

I read Jake Karton’s post on the National Association of Youth Sports website where he advocates for doing away with the mercy rule in youth sports.  I was caught off guard that anyone would advocate for doing away with the mercy rule.  A Google search of ‘mercy rule’ actually comes up with a mix of positionsContinue reading “Do Away With the Mercy Rule?!?!”

Baseball – A Game for All Players

  I had the great opportunity last week to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.  I recommend it for any baseball fan.  The game of baseball has such a rich history – and the Hall of Fame captures the heritage in a genuine way. While there, we came across this display: IContinue reading “Baseball – A Game for All Players”

More on Participation Trophies (my Dad & the PCA)

I’ve written about my thoughts on participation trophies before.  Since then, I’ve come across a couple of dissenting opinions.  One was from my own father and the other was from a recent Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) post. My dad was my coach for many of my youth recreational sports.  When I introduced this blog toContinue reading “More on Participation Trophies (my Dad & the PCA)”