Ken Belson of the NY Times did a wonderful article this past week about a new initiative from U.S.A. Football, the nation’s governing body when it comes to amateur football, to do something to stop the dropping numbers of HS students who are deciding not to play football. Belson reports that s.... 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 »
By Karrick Dyer (this originally appeared on www.KarrickDyer.com and is reprinted with permission of @KarrickD) For anyone who has ever coached youth sports of any kind, from pee-wee to middle school, and even high school sports in some cases………I have a deep question that has been floating in .... More »
This is Part 4 of a 6-part series What Your Child’s Sports Coach Wants You to Know, sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to give parents, coaches, and teams a tool that will facilitate clear and consistent communication. If your child is playing high school sports, th.... More »
With spring almost here and sports kids spending more time outside, young athletes may be distracted by a number of things.
When they’re outside, bad weather, mud, barking dogs, birds and other distractions may pull their focus away when playing sports.
When kids are distracted, they can’t f.... More »
Today is Good Friday. People around the world will stop to remember this day. There will be church services and, in some places, offices and schools will be closed. Why? What is Good Friday? What is Easter? Those are questions your kids may come to you and ask.
They can be difficult questions to answer…
You might not think a college newspaper and Bleacher Report have many similarities, but I’ve found quite a few. I’ve been writing for The Daily Orange at Syracuse University for my entire freshman year, and I’ve been a part of the Bleacher Report Advanced Program in Sports Media for three months…
Learning the fundamentals is the first and most important thing a young athlete can do. Fundamentals are something we learn first, and never stop practicing. The great players, as talented as they are, all work on the fundamentals on a regular basis. In some cases mastering the fundamentals is what separates great players from good players…
Today is Good Friday and people all around the world will stop to remember this day as we lead into Easter Sunday celebrations. Take a few minutes to watch this short video that helps explain the significance behind Good Friday and Easter. He is Risen!