NEW YORK PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNT RULES TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON
By Steve Kallas
(The following article discusses the new pitch count rules for New York State only. For a list of the r.... More »
If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »
Have you ever stopped to think how words of encouragement for kids help them thrive in school and life?
Positive words from parents, teachers, and mentors are a rich source of internal motivation and guidance to children and teens. Often, kids recall your words inside themselves for many years.
At.... More »
This is a topic that doesn’t seem to be discussed all that much these days. And yet, it’s an issue that continues to be a real concern for coaches, athletic directors, parents, and of course the athletes.
I’m talking about the art of disciplining athletes, especially HS and travel team ath.... More »
Every youth sports parent should embark on the youth sports journey remembering the quote first uttered by playwright Oscar Wild: To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect. Expect the unexpected is a perfect prediction of what will happen when your child plays sports. After 22.... More »
Women as Youth League Coaches
By Doug Abrams
With planning for spring youth league seasons underway in many communities, Renee Moilanen contributed a thoughtful article late last month in The Daily Breeze (Torrance, Calif.). The theme was that sports programs serve players best by assuring qualified women opportunities to coach…
Positive Self-Talk in Youth Sports
Just before a game kids should have a routine to help them mentally and physically get ready.
But often, young athletes neglect the mental preparation part of their warmup routine…
Positive self-talk should be one part of their pregame routine.
For example, positive self-talk might include: