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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 »

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 »

SHOULD TOP TALENT MOVE FROM FRESHMAN TO VARSITY?

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 »

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