Is Comparison Stealing the Potential from Our Kids?

There’s so much pressure to be the star player out there. The best, the most, the fastest, the biggest, the strongest. While encouraging kids to reach their potential is important – and what parents, coaches and teachers have done since … Continue reading

If Coach is in Charge of Player Development, Who is in Charge of Coach Development?

We pour, time, energy, heart and money into developing our kids, but what about their coach? In my last post I suggested beginning with the end in mind so you know the way to the finish line for your athlete. Expect a … Continue reading

To Set a Successful Course, Flip Your Perspective

How can we train to finish well? To meet our goal, achieve success, and win the prize? Yes, strength, speed, fitness and avoiding injury are all important along the way. But how do I know the way? How do I get … Continue reading

Play with a Purpose: The Simple Solution to the Stress Crisis in Our Kids

Kids are stressed these days. Anxiety, worry, clinical depression and suicide is on the rise in our teens. They are meeting the pressure-cookers of their lives without the resources to manage them. So, why try to squeeze in exercise? Because, done … Continue reading

Players exposed on Twitter may find college coaches passing them by

Twitter: “to utter a succession of small tremulous sounds, as a bird.” It’s the perfect name for short, personal communications, in 140 characters or less, meant to be sent quickly to our friends, perhaps with a photo or a video … Continue reading

Weak core muscles increase risk of ACLs and Concussions: Let’s Get Injury Prevention Right

“Arrive early for warm ups!” says every Coach ever. The smart coach uses that time well to get the kids moving. We used to just show up to play. Now, we know that warm up is essential our players’, performance … Continue reading