COACHING TIPS: Do You Cut Upper Classmen to Build with Younger Players?

COACHING TIPS: Do You Cut Upper Classmen to Build with Younger Players?
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The Concussion Pill

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The symptoms after concussion could potentially be reduced or eliminated if proper treatment is started soon after diagnosis The exact pathways that cause concus.... More »
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GREAT COACHES + MORE

I've learned a lot of what I know today from the great coaches who I have been fortunate enough to cross paths with over the course of my career. Here's what they've taught me: REALLY good coaches have a CONTINUOUS LEARNING, GROWTH mindset. They are always looking for ways to get better, to sha.... More »

6 Unrealistic Expectations Sports Parents Place on Young Athletes + MORE

One of the biggest reasons for conflict in relationships is unmet expectations. And in youth sports, it is no different. Parents expect things from their kids who play sports, things that the child may not be ready or able to deliver. We should be hoping for the best for our kids. We should express .... More »

“10 Reasons My Dad is the Best Sports Dad Ever”

This post contains affiliate links which means I might get a commission if you click on any of the links on in this post and make a purchase after doing so.   Being a great sports dad has nothing to do with your athletic skills or your knowledge of the game. In fact, it actually has...Read.... More »

ABUSIVE COACHES: When HS Coaches Want Kids to Practice Their Sport….All Year Round

We all know about the ongoing tug-of-war between HS varsity coaches and travel team coaches, and how all coaches are eager to have their top athletes dedicate the bulk of their practice and game time to each coach’s respective sport. We know about all of this from the battles between HS varsit.... More »
Here’s a coaching dilemma that I have heard about many, many times in recent years.
In short, as a HS coach, do you deliberately cut junior or senior players – players who admittedly are only marginal players but were good enough to make your team – in order to make room for some potentially talented freshmen players?
There was a time in which HS coaches rarely, if ever, allowed a freshman to make a varsity squad, even if they were amazingly talented…

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