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”

Making Youth Baseball Line-Ups

Making a line-up can be one of the most challenging aspects of coaching a youth baseball team. See below my recommendations for making a solid one. Recall one of the key tenets of the Hustle & Attitude philosophy – every child plays. plays equal amount, and plays multiple positions. Start with who’s going to beContinue reading “Making Youth Baseball Line-Ups”

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”