To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. Today, I’m taking a break from talking with coaches and expertst to chat with a sports dad who’s in the trenches of youth sports, where probably most of you are. Kevin Duy of Sports Dad Hub is a proud Sports Dad from St. Louis, Missou.... More »
Pop Warner Football has been an American tradition since at least the early 1950’s. Literally millions of kids and several generations of young athletes have learned how to play and enjoy tackle football from playing Pop Warner ball.
But as the scene shifts these days in sports, we may see the.... More »
So you and your family are sitting down to have dinner this fall, and let’s say your son, who plays varsity football at your local HS, suddenly announces at the dinner table that he agrees with what Colin Kapaernick is doing in terms of protesting racial bias and oppression in this country ̵.... More »
Empowering Your Child to be Capable & Self-Sufficient
Fellow parents… raise your hand if you ever feel the overwhelming sense of irritation when your child asks you (maybe for the fifteenth time) to do something he or she can totally do for themselves. Is your hand up in the air? Take c.... More »
Coaches of Youth Sports Should Stop Blaming Parents For All Their Problems
By Charles Hartley
While watching my three children play on various youth and high school
teams the past 13 years, I have learned too much about a persistent,
disturbing and palpable tens.... More »
Ask a group of grade school students to name their favorite class and the overwhelming and immediate response is “recess!” Kids are not wired to sit still for hours focused on learning math equations or memorizing facts. They’re built to move and need the time in their day to unplug their brain and restart their legs…
There was so much feedback about the Bobby Petrino-themes show I did this AM on WFAN that I decided to reprint the highlights of my fantasy dialogue between Petrino and Tom Jurich, the athletic director at Louisville.
Let me give you a Fantasy job interview…now, play along with me for a few minutes and see if you get my drift…
This is a make-believe one-on-one conversation between Tom Jurich, the Director of Athletics at the University of Louisville, and a prospective head football coach…we’ll call him Robert…
Meet Coach Matt S! Coach Matt coaches soccer with CoachUp. He specializes in offensive soccer skills, footwork, and shooting and passing techniques, and he has experience playing soccer in a DI school.
Tell us about yourself:
I’ve played both school and club soccer since age 6 and I also played in various indoor leagues in the winter…