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YOUNGSTERS NEED GAME SKILLS, NOT CONDITIONING

Come on Trey, only 15 more push ups to go. After that, we still have 10 more suicides (Basketball term for wind sprints) to do. We have to get ready for Saturdays game against that Monster Truck Transformer team. They’re a good team, but we will be in better shape!” Trey’s coach yells out. This was after spending a good ... Read More »

TAKING A “PAIGE” FROM THE HOW-TO-COACH BOOK

How does playing the “Animal Game” help the Sunnyslope girl’s J.V. team win more games? How will sledding down a 100 foot slope on and oil drip pan help these girls improve their record? What coach would bypass free throw practice, passing drills and offensive schemes for snow ball fights? Ask Coach Andy Paige. Coach Paige loves to coach. He ... Read More »

COLUMN RESPONSE GRATIFYING (NOTES FROM READERS)

2007 was a fun year for me as so many of you have responded in such a positive way. Thank you to all who have listened, and implemented the principles I have presented here. It is so encouraging to me to see so many of you with a desire to make youth sports a safe, fun, and beneficial experience for ... Read More »

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