To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. In this episode I am featuring Skye Eddy Bruce of The Institute for Soccer Parenting. Skye is the founder of SoccerParenting.com and a former All-American goalkeeper, professional player and collegiate coach. As a mother of two athletes, she kno.... More »
Kevin McLaughlin, USA Hockey’s Director of Youth Hockey Development, was not looking forward to opening his email in January 2009. He knew it was going to be full of angry posts. He knew he and his colleagues at USA Hockey would be accused of destroying the game and taking the toughness out of the.... More »
One of the more disturbing trends over the last 30 years in baseball is that we have become a nation obsessed with radar guns. There was once a time that only pro scouts had radar guns, and they varied in velocity; that is, some guns would project one speed for a pitcher, and another make of a radar.... More »
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 »
To listen to this episode, click on the above arrow. Has your child ever come home complaining of being bullied? Or maybe you suspect it and notice changes in behavior that point to it? In this episode, I talk with Diane Munoz, a licensed mental health counselor who has been in the mental health fie.... More »
With one day of the Vector Mouthguards in the book – a lightning shortened one – and a warp speed implementation it was time to get this puppy up and running. The players had not lost a mouthguard overnight, which is quite amazing because they always seem to lose their other ones, and all were […]
“An athlete’s body requires fuel by way of food.” USA Today High School Sports recently shared expert nutrition tips for high school athletes. Proper nutrition is essential to performance and these tips can make all the difference once hectic schedules filled with school, practices and homework start!
Stay on schedule – Plan your three meals a day the night before and keep plenty of snacks on hand…
Meet Allie, an incoming junior, high school and club soccer player and client of The College Program. This summer Allie had the privilege to attend two soccer camps back-to-back in Colorado. We interviewed Allie about her experience, how she prepared herself for these camps, what she learned during the camps and what she is going to do with this knowledge moving forward…
There’s been a lot of talk this week about participation trophies… Why are those little pieces of plastic or wood or metal such a big deal? Find out how you can keep your child playing and having fun in youth sports!
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Before practice the coach, I should say coaches, wanted a report from me about what I had seen and how the system was going. I showed them the video from the previous day and where on the head the hits were registering for our worst offenders of dropping their heads at contact (verified). I also noted […]
For many young baseball fans, Pete Rose is a name that is better known for being a baseball player banned from the game for gambling rather than the all-time leader in hits, not to mention games played, at-bats and singles. In 1989, Major League Baseball banned him from the game due to accusations, which Rose later admitted to, of betting on baseball games including on his own team, the Cincinnati Reds, as a player and a manager…