Everybody Wants a Piece of My Kid: Calculate, Don’t Negotiate

If I told you that rest builds and work breaks down, would you rest them more? This is the question I pose to the well-intended but extremely competitive AAU basketball coach who is negotiating with the families of his starters. … Continue reading

The “Coach-Athlete” Conversation about Playing Time

One of the hardest issues for kids in today’s competitive youth sports setting is playing time. No one likes to spend time on the bench; the fun is in playing the game. But, the more competitive the team, the more important the … Continue reading