Why “you can be anything you want to be” may be the wrong advice

I took my 14 year old daughter to see Wicked at the Kennedy Center this week.  What an incredible show. What an incredible message. Young people everywhere are walking away with the courage to take on the world. Tapping into … Continue reading

Is it “just” Growing Pains?

I was stretching with my U13 soccer team after a scrimmage.  Through a chorus of moans and evident wincing one player told me, “Coach, no one in my class can touch their toes.”  Her teammates nodded in agreement. Yep, tight … Continue reading

NEEDED: Coaches Who Teach, Not Just Recruit

We’re seeing an alarming trend among coaches of elite athletes in all sports today: recruiting their talent rather than building it.  After all, in an environment that celebrates winning above all else, teaching the fundamentals takes too long. Why develop … Continue reading