Work and Recovery are Essential to High Performance:Interval Training is Most Gamelike

Recovery. Every athlete needs it. Suzy Germain says it’s missing from her son’s topnotch team and that’s taking a toll. Wayne Goldsmith, in his January 4th blog post, has a great mnemonic to help us think about how recovery  – that is, time … Continue reading

Suzy Germain Says We Need to Give Kids a Break in the Season

Here’s a riddle: What do you call something you do almost every day, all week, year round? … work, right? What do we call it when our kids do it? … sports. Is anyone laughing? Neither are our kids. They’re paying … Continue reading

Youth Sports: What Happens When Money Wins?

How much is your kid worth? Surely, there’s no answer to that question; they’re priceless. But what I am seeing in youth sports clubs lately makes me think that priceless is getting more expensive. We’re paying for them to do everything … Continue reading

Legacy of Joe Paterno: Hold All Coaches to the Highest Standards

If you Google “coach” today, you’ll find the debacle of ex-coach Joe Paterno. But below this (after Coach handbags) you’ll land not on “sport coaching” but on personal or life coaching. These are people who will help you achieve your personal and professional … Continue reading

Bishop’s Titans: Girls Soccer Champions in a League of Their Own

Lisa Bishop started coaching the CYA Titans when they were pint-sized and grew them into the girls who graduated high school this fall. So how do you say goodbye to girls who have been family for nearly a decade? You take … Continue reading

Young Athlete Says the Key to a Good Coach is…”He doesn’t yell.”

I met a lacrosse player yesterday who was aching to be released from physical therapy and get back on the field. This is his senior year in high school and college coaches have shown an interest in him. I ask him how … Continue reading

Might Defying Gravity Really Be Wicked?

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