10 Unexpected Things You Can Expect in Youth Sports

10 Unexpected Things You Can Expect in Youth Sports

CLUB TEAMS: How They Are Redefining Youth Sports in America

A week or so ago, there was an excellent in-depth article entitled EMPTY BASES in the March issue of NEW JERSEY Monthly Magazine (NJMonthly.com) that really deserves some discussion. In short, the article focused on the growing and devastating impact that club teams are having on local youth and rec.... More »
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In Youth Sports, there is no LTAD without STAE + MORE

“Imagine youth sports was a room. On one end of the room, there is a door where everyone enters. At the other end, there is another door where everyone leaves.” So began a long conversation I had with Peter Hugg, the Head of Football (soccer) for Football New South Wales in Australia, on my rece.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: How Do You Explain “Tanking” to Kids? + MORE

I suspect that these kinds of conversations will become more common in the next few years: “Coach, the best team in the tournament is in our bracket. But if we somehow figure out a way to lose our next game, we will then go into the loser’s bracket… and then we can bypass playing the top s.... More »
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68 Countries Where Women’s Soccer Dominates + MORE

Soccer is definitely the world's most popular and most played sport! Our friends at Soccer Training Lab have come up with a cool infographic that shows just how popular women's soccer is around the world by spotlighting the 68 countries where the women's teams are actually stronger than the men's te.... More »

CLUB TEAMS: Are They Really the Future of Youth Sports in the US?

In light of all the debate and feedback I received in recent weeks  regarding the growing and game-changing impact that pay-for-play club teams are having on youth sports in this country, I thought we’d take a step ahead – and begin to think about what this will mean and how youth sports are go.... More »
Every youth sports parent should embark on the youth sports journey remembering the quote first uttered by playwright Oscar Wild: To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.  Expect the unexpected is a perfect prediction of what will happen when your child plays sports. After 22 years of being a sports mom, I can guarantee that…

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