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IS DEMEANING AND MANIPUATION A VALID COACHING STYLE?

Mr. Kuyper, 
 
My 12-year-old son has been playing club basketball for two years now. He has had three different coaches but has been with the same coach for about a year now. 
 
Our team wasn’t producing very many wins so the coach decided to change his coaching style approximately 6 weeks ago. His new style is to be ... Read More »

MORE PET PEEVES FROM YOU, THE READERS

Mr. Kuyper, 
 
My 12-year-old son has been playing club basketball for two years now. He has had three different coaches but has been with the same coach for about a year now. 
 
Our team wasn’t producing very many wins so the coach decided to change his coaching style approximately 6 weeks ago. His new style is to be ... Read More »

FAMILY BONDING IS POSSIBLE THROUGH SPORTS

LOTS OF SPORTS, BUSY FAMILY, CLOSE AND HAPPY FAMILY IS POSSIBLE It can’t be done; 4(all within 2-3 years of each other) kids all gifted athletes, all really active in sports, all active in school events and functions…etc and yet the family keeps “ticking”. Better than that actually, this family in the heat of the moment in the middle of ... Read More »

ARE YOU PLAYING WITH YOUR KIDS AT HOME?

I recently had a conversation with a couple that was concerned that their son who was 10 years old “wasn’t really good at sports”. “We feel sorry for him that he always has to play right field when he is on the baseball team, and hardly ever gets to play when he plays basketball, or soccer”, they said. They went ... Read More »

HERE ARE STEPS A COACH CAN TAKE WHEN IN A BLOWOUT

74-8; a basketball blowout! 3 sets to 0, with all 3 games going 21-0; a volleyball blowout! 56-0; a blowout on the gridiron! 23-0 on the soccer field; major blowout. 17-0 with a no-pitch outing by the pitcher; a blowout in baseball! Many of us have been there… on the winning side or on the losing side of a major ... Read More »

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