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LEARNING FOOTBALL BETTER PRIORITY THAN LEARNING TO TACKLE

To play tackle football or not to play tackle football, that is the question. There is a lot of attention being given to tackle football and its risk to kids. There are some cities that are even considering banning tackle football for the younger kids. The obvious concern that has surfaced lately is the whole risk of concussions and the ... Read More »

TEACH KIDS TO STICK IT OUT WHEN A SPORT GETS TOUGH

Dear Mr. Kuyper: We have a situation that I was hoping that you might be able to help us with. About 2 months ago, we signed up for our daughter to play on a girl’s volleyball team that plays in a competitive league. She attended the tryouts and was placed on a team as all the girls are placed on ... Read More »

IS COACH BEING UNFAIR , OR IS YOUR SON A PRIMA DONNA?

QUESTION: Hello Tom, I am a parent of a young man who is in high school playing basketball. My son plays freshman and he is very talented and everyone has said he should be moved up but they just won’t. His teammates turned on him calling him a ball hog and so on. He doesn’t want to play for them ... Read More »

MISSED TRYOUT…..MISSED OPPORTUNITY?

MISSED TRYOUT…MISSED OPPORTUNITY? QUESTION: I have a question for you that I would love your opinion on, as this situation has just become a reality in our home this past week. We have a 12-year-old son that loves to play soccer. He has played on several club soccer teams in the past 3- 4 years and has done well with ... Read More »

PUT A LITTLE THOUGHT INT THIS BIG LEAP IN SKILL LEVEL

“Small” can be used in a negative way: small potato or small fry, too little too late, a little shaver, small talk, down to the minors, even a little fart. It can also be positive: small fortune, little debt, little damage, remember not to sweat the small stuff. Then, there is Julian Newman: a boy amongst men, a small tree ... Read More »

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