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

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

5 Things You Cannot Turn a Blind Eye to in Youth Sports + MORE

Sometimes you just have to ignore the ridiculous behavior in youth sports. Going on a crusade to stomp out all that’s bad in the youth sports culture is a daunting task. You will do more by being a positive voice for what’s being done right and how to do it right, instead of constantly harping...... More »
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Basketball Feel Good Story Roundup + MORE

Some great stories happening this past week on the basketball court. Basketball Feel Good Story Roundup Drake Student cans buzzer beater to win a new truck At Drake University, as part of their “Bulldog Madness” half-time event, first year student Alex Tillinghast was chosen in a contest.... More »

The Most Underrated Value of the US Woman’s Gymnastics Team + MORE

The Most Underrated Value of the US Woman’s Gymnastics Team For many years, young girls did not dream to be Gymnasts. Thanks to Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, and the rest of the US Women’s Gymnastics team competing in the Rio Olympics, that has massively changed. Not only did they dominate.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Some Good News About Kids Who Play HS Sports…

Remember all those wonderful platitudes that we sports parents like to point to as to why it’s a positive life experience for our kids to play HS sports? You know what I mean – all the intangibles that coaches and we like to point to? Playing competitive sports leads to better sportsmans.... More »
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The Key to Success is Within Your Child’s Developing Mind + MORE

Every parent wants to know the key to success that will help a son or daughter thrive in life, that “secret sauce” for raising a healthy child. Does such a sauce exist? The answer depends on your mindset as a parent and how you turn your mindset into practice with your children. Here’s a quiz:.... 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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