If you are a sports parent and have been reading my website for awhile, you know that I’m a firm believer that youth sports teaches kids lessons they will carry with them for life, if coaches and parents provide positive leadership that takes full advantage of the opportunity for character gro.... More »
What’s the best kids’ sports drink for your child to consume? There are so many that claim to be the best, how’s a parent to know? Let’s start with a simpler question: are sports drinks even necessary? A couple of weeks ago, I was one of the speakers at the Elite Soccer Summi.... More »
When I was fifteen, I got my driving learners permit. I could drive with an adult, but I wasn’t sure how soon I’d get the chance. That very day my dad told me he was going to visit my sister at college. He asked me to go. As we walked out to the car, he threw me the keys. I hardly expecte.... More »
Danny had a unique problem to confess to his men’s group. He was genuinely upset when it was his time to share. He needed ideas, he needed prayer, he needed to refocus.
“Here’s the thing,” he said to his friends. “Every morning I arrive at work cranky and in a bad mood. I chew out m.... More »
Youth sports is big business. It is so huge that we can only guess at how large it has grown. I’ve seen estimates of over 21 million all the way to 35 million for kids ages 5-18.
That number may sound good but let’s look at the facts behind the big number.
Kids are starting earlier and earlier..... More »
For this Spotlight Interview, we asked Coach Rick W. a few questions. Coach Rick coaches running and track and field with CoachUp. He has DI and DII college running and track and field coaching experience and was an All-American in D1 cross country.
Tell us about yourself.
I ran cross country and track & field starting as a sophomore in high school through college and for three years competitively after college…
Every HS coach wants to put forth his or her best line-up on the field. That’s only natural and to be expected. After all, it’s the nature of competitive sports.
But what about an assistant varsity coach who consciously decides that the team’s best line-up includes…her? Even if she’s ineligible?
Apparently, that’s what happened a couple of weeks ago at Desoto County HS in southern Florida when Juany Gonzales, an asst varsity coach for the girls’ soccer program, found herself playing in a game against rival HS, Lemon Bay HS…