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WHICH COACH IS PERFERABLE:LAID-BACK OR ENERGETIC?

  Here we go….. Another “YOU MAKE THE CALL”! With all my days of coaching and “coaching” coaches, I have come across two extreme styles of coaching (actually a few more), but here I will focus on these two. I want you to let me know which one of these two coaches you would rather have your son or daughter ... Read More »

LOPSIDED SCORES CALL TEAM’S APPROACH INTO QUESTION

It’s time again for a “YOU MAKE THE CALL”………. Here are the facts: Yates High School in Texas is a scoring machine. They put hundreds of points on the board with a pressing, full court, fight to the end style of play. There is nothing wrong with that, right? The problem comes when they score 170 and their opponent scores ... Read More »

THE HARD TRUTH ABOUT OUR KIDS AND COACHES

The coach never plays my son!” “Why doesn’t he put my daughter in the game as much as the others?” “Why does the coach play his own son more than he plays my son?” “Why is everyone out to make things difficult for my son?” With all the years that I have both coached and run leagues and club teams, ... Read More »

THE POWER OF A COACH; TO MAKE OR BREAK A KID

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THE POWER OF A COACH: TO MAKE OR BREAK A KID… From the mailbag: Our child was bullied by a dad coach in a sport that she loved early on as a child. Fast-forward to age 12 and now you are one of the “good” players in a larger school and you get asked to play for a combined team ... Read More »

BEST PLAYER DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN HAVING BETTER TEAM

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IS IT THE WHOLE TEAM OR BEST PLAYER THAT DEFINES THE “BEST” TEAM? “Get the ball to Jacob”! “Ok, next time down the floor, make sure you clear the floor for Jacob and let him take his man one on one”! “Time for a substitution, we’ll put four new ones in the game, but we’ll leave Jacob in.” “Let’s run ... Read More »

COACH STRIKES OUT PUTTING PITCHER IN PRESSURE COOKER

TOO MUCH BASEBLL PRESSURE WILL ATTACK CONFIDENCE QUESTION…My son (I think he was 12) usually pitched, but this game someone else was pitching and it had not been “going” well. The score was tied; count was 3 balls, 2 strikes, and 2 outs in the bottom of the last inning, with the bases loaded. The coach called a time out ... Read More »

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