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Are you and your child coachable? Mar 1, 2015 784
Choosing your child's individual coach or sport instructor. Feb 1, 2015 1159
The perfect gift: putting the "kid" back in youth sports: in an age where seven- and eight-year-old "travel teams" are chosen and play full schedules ... it is important to listen to our own children and watch for clues that are given off by the child warning us of the need to back off. Dec 1, 2014 1160
Good news, bad news. Nov 1, 2014 1268
Social media: helping your child do the right thing: what school would want to admit a student who routinely posts offensive remarks on their Facebook page? Oct 1, 2014 772
Sports and friends ... what really counts! Winning is great and championships are always fun, but the friendships you take with you will remain, long after the last whistle blast is heard. Sep 1, 2014 1221
Captains: the team captain is the one who, by their attitude and play, is really saying "Get on my back. Let's get this done.". Aug 1, 2014 1217
How to practice. Column Jul 1, 2014 1159
Lessons I have learned. Jun 1, 2014 1260
Hall of famers. May 1, 2014 1443
Coaching in the "big time!". Apr 1, 2014 1050
Are your kids doing too much?: now, no one is a bigger advocate for kids to participate in sports than me! But kids need time to be kids!. Mar 1, 2014 1016
Role models and heroes: As we start 2014, let's all reevaluate our definitions of role models and heroes. It's not always the person who scores the most points, has the flashy stats or is a big game star. It might just be that local pro athlete who puts his off season efforts into helping people. Feb 1, 2014 568
The culture of team sports: whether paid or volunteer, coaches must pay attention to what is going on before and after practices, on the internet or even with opponents. Ongoing discussions between coaches, parents and players must always include reminders of positive words, actions and possible consequences for inappropriate behavior. Dec 1, 2013 1193
How about some "play?": I thought back to when I was a kid. There were leagues and teams, but no one took lessons for any sport. You played. Every day was another day to play and be outside in the fresh air and sunshine ... Now, our children's lives are structured form cradle to college with little time left to be "a kid!" Let me ask again: Do our children play? Do they know how? Column Nov 1, 2013 958
Making the transition from parent to coach: yes, an amateur volunteer coach can be professional. In word, demeanor and actions, be the type of coach that you would want to play for in any sport. Oct 1, 2013 1086
Let's make this a great school year! It starts with each of us making a promise to ourselves and each other to strengthen our commitment to be a part of the solution for the problems in today's youth sports programs, and not part of the problem. Column Sep 1, 2013 1114
Letting them grow: if you don't give your kids a chance to handle their own problems and act on their own behalf, they will never grow. Give them the opportunities to learn, grow, win and lose ... but on their own. Jul 1, 2013 1376
Special needs kids, parents and sports: be flexible in terms of supporting the team. Keep a perspective that's grounded in doing what's right for kids' development as people and not focused on winning and losing. Jun 1, 2013 1141
Dealing with difficult coaches: be observant, be patient and be an advocate for your child. Remember that above all it's "play ball!" play denotes fun and children do learn from play. May 1, 2013 1063
Are college athletics right for your child? While the coach may be recruiting your child, they are also recruiting you! College coaches often watch recruits' parents for how they behave and how they interact with other parents. Apr 1, 2013 957
When your child doesn't make the team: making the team is great. But not making the team could be the start of something even greater! Mar 1, 2013 1066
The mental side of sports: it really begins with seeing opportunities where others do not. Feb 1, 2013 941
Potpourri: some thoughts from a not so grizzly coach. Dec 1, 2012 1001
Coaching your own child; drop your ego at the door and coach who you have on your team let the memory kids take with them be of their coach being for everyone on the team, not just his or her child! Nov 1, 2012 1042
Helping your child succeed in sports: your child's present skills should be part of the discussion. be honest when you assess your child's skills and potential for success at his or her current level of play and in the future. Sep 1, 2012 958
It's all about the stories. Aug 1, 2012 1466
What does my child do well?: the multi sport or single sport dilemma. Jul 1, 2012 1085
Coaches and teachers: I have known some wonderful coaches in my career. Some were tall, some were short. Some yelled, some whispered. Some were great motivators, some were better tacticians. However, there is one thing that all shared and that was they cared. A lot!. Jun 1, 2012 1411
Parent and coach relationships: This article is not a "sermon" preaching to you as parents of exceptional children and other children. It's an observation that asks you, the parent, to remember why your children are out there. It's to "play" a sport they like or even love! May 1, 2012 1404
The coach-player relationship: the coach's job is to make the student-athletes uncomfortable. that's right, uncomfortable. the player or student must never be satisfied with being average. Apr 1, 2012 1171

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