Why You Should Set Goals for Each Game

Before each game, usually while I am making the line-up, I come up with goals for that game. You might wonder, “Goals…the goal is obvious – win the game”. If you believe that, you need to stop reading this and go back to reading about my youth recreational sports philosophy. Back? Good, that means youContinue reading “Why You Should Set Goals for Each Game”

The Time I Got Ejected

No, seriously. The guy who writes about youth sports coaching and holds coaching clinics; the guy who espouses to advise coaches and league directors on the best practices to interact with parents, officials, and the children to have successful seasons…got thrown out of an 11-and-under youth baseball game. I am most assuredly not proud ofContinue reading “The Time I Got Ejected”

Teaching – My Favorite Part of Coaching Youth Sports

Youth recreational sports coaches wear many hats – leader, organizer, motivator, counselor, and my favorite:  Teacher.  It is also one of the more important roles a coach plays.  The coach teaches the rules, the skills, and the tactics of the game.  While doing so, a good coach also teaches compassion and discipline.  Recently, I recognizedContinue reading “Teaching – My Favorite Part of Coaching Youth Sports”