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 topicContinue reading “The Today Show and Youth Sports”

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 mindContinue reading “Praising Young Athletes – It’s About the Effort”

I LOVE the idea of Rookie Tackle Football

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-ballContinue reading “I LOVE the idea of Rookie Tackle Football”