Coaching and COVID-19

All aspects of our lives have been impacted by the Coronavirus, including youth sports. Many states canceled youth sports for the spring and then eventually the summer. Here in Goodyear, Arizona youth baseball was suspended in March at the height of the national response to the virus. The league my niece plays in restarted twoContinue reading “Coaching and COVID-19”

‘Old School’ Coaching

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 toContinue reading “‘Old School’ Coaching”

Power of Positive Coaching

Check out this article from a great organization:  The Power of Positive by Jim Thompson, the Founder and CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Hustle & Attitude coaches recognize that keeping kids “in the moment” is one of the attitudes that we strive to attain in the athletes and emphasize in our coaching.  WhenContinue reading “Power of Positive Coaching”

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)”