Julie Foudy is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. She played for the United States women’s national soccer team from 1987–2004. Foudy finished her international career with 271 caps and served as the team’s captain from 2000–2004 as well as th.... More »
Your athlete’s success will face a lot of challenges. Youth sports is full of challenges, there is no doubt about that. You’ve seen your child face playing time battles, coaching conflicts, teammate clashes, and performance slumps. And these are without a doubt big hurdles for your young.... More »
As you prepare for the upcoming Little League, Cal Ripken, youth baseball, travel team, or rec ball, here are some basic tips every parent and coach should keep in mind at all times:
BASEBALL IS THE TOUGHEST SKILL GAME TO PLAY
You have to learn how to throw. How to catch. How to field. How to hit. H.... More »
Let me be blunt and scream this from the rooftop: the best athletes PLAY sports. They don’t work them, they play them. When sport becomes more work than play, athletes struggle, they grind, and if they cannot get back to playing instead of working, they eventually drop out. From youth to pros, whe.... More »
The thought for the day comes from John Herman, writing in The Awl.
The New Internet Gods Have No Mercy is a short essay, worth reading, inspired by the decline of MetaFilter, “one of the great online communities of the 2000s,” which has recently announced layoffs.
According to a blog.... More »
Cussing is so prevalent in today’s world that many people almost don’t even hear it anymore. We are so desensitized to it that words that would have never been used when coaching kids 20 years ago are regularly being used today in youth sports.
No matter how you feel about cussing around kids or in youth sports, the fact is that there are just some things cussing won’t do for a coach:
Public leaders and Presidents get a lot of attention, and they should because their leadership roles are very important. But as many of you know, one of the most important leadership roles is at home, as dad.
Each February, we honor some of the men who have led our great country. Two of our most well-known Presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, were born in February, and every third Monday in February is President’s Day when we honor all Presidents for serving and leading our country…