Recruiting to Win is Easy, Building to Win Takes Talent

In the last 15 years I have watched the youth athletic field transform from playground to competitive cauldron. As college programs expanded, dangling the promise of scholarship dollars, and sports clubs upped the ante with paid coaches and select teams, … Continue reading

In Today’s World, Sport is No Longer Optional, It’s Essential

In the wake of the daily headlines, do sports and recreation even matter anymore? What does it matter that I teach kids to dribble, pass, and shoot? What does it matter that they learn to play the positions? What does … Continue reading

Fail More, But Try to Avoid Mistakes

Many girls, by nature, are tentative. Go ahead. Watch the U7 boys play. They throw themselves into the game, into their opponent, get whistled for rough play. Then watch the girls. They fight over offering the other player¬†the ball.¬† A … Continue reading