Youth Sports Practice Planning – Don’t Overreach

During my coaching clinics, I spend a good deal of time on practice planning.  Having effective practices – those that contribute to making the players better – doesn’t happen by accident.  It requires planning.  Coaches should have goals for their practices.  Initial practice sessions should focus on the fundamentals.  You never know when you willContinue reading “Youth Sports Practice Planning – Don’t Overreach”

Preparing Little League Coaches – Drills AND Administrative Best Practices

Last evening, I participated in a coaching clinic hosted by the Little League organization in which my niece is playing (and I’m coaching). As a provider of coaching clinics myself, I bring a bit of skepticism and ego to attending someone else’s clinic. I wasn’t expecting to learn that much and had a decent sizedContinue reading “Preparing Little League Coaches – Drills AND Administrative Best Practices”

Over 150 Coaches Trained in Hustle & Attitude Best Practices

When last we met – or at least the last time I posted, I was about to start coaching clinic season. With the virus situation, all the clinics were virtual (thank you, Zoom!). Three scheduled clinics for Flag Football Fanatics turned into four. The live session with Goodyear Parks and Rec fall baseball became myContinue reading “Over 150 Coaches Trained in Hustle & Attitude Best Practices”