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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS IN YOUTH SPORTS

The New Year is here, and here is my list of the top things that our kids would love for us to resolve:  No more stats. Come on, just let them play and do their thing without having to worry about their numbers. If they go 0 for 4 at the plate or miss all their free throws, and ... Read More »

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