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THE LESS PRETTY SIDE OF CLUB SPORTS

Mr. Kuyper, I’ve read your column on line related to club sports with great interest. I was wondering if you’ve ever discussed with reader/parents/families the “less pretty” side of club sports? Unfortunately my family, especially my daughter, has had to personally experience this ugly side first hand. The saddest thing of all in this experience was that something that was ... Read More »

COACH FINDS A TASTY WAY TO MAKE SOFTBALL MORE FUN

Tom, I enjoy reading your articles and I thought I would respond to your request in your last article. I have coached my daughter in softball for 6 years now and have tried many different ideas and tactics to make it fun for the girls. The idea that seemed to be the most popular was where I told the girls ... Read More »

AWARDS SHOULD’NT SINGLE OUT ONLY THE BEST PLAYERS

I read your column, and regarding today’s column on winning medals and trophies, I would like to suggest: depending on the age, it is appropriate for participant medals or trophies for everyone, rather than singling out only the best players. I wasn’t any good at sports, too uncoordinated to really ever be any good and we had two kinds of ... Read More »

KEEP IT FUN AND CREATIVE

Tom I came across your column while searching for Little League related news and just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciate your “10 Rules”. They are perfect and should be read by every Little League coach. As the father of two former Little Leaguer’s, one now playing on a nationally ranked Division One baseball ... Read More »

10 STEPS FOR YOUTH-LEAGUE COACHES TO MAKE BASEBALL FUN

“Batter up!” That’s right, it is baseball season again! Parents are signing up their kids all over the place and league officials are in a panic trying to find more parents to be volunteer coaches. So, each year I consider it my responsibility to nationally put out my 10 rules for little league baseball coaches. Here we go: 1. Young ... Read More »

CURE FOR THE PARTY POOPER

Dear Tom, I wanted to tell you about an incident that I saw at a local park last week. After watching the end of a coached pitched baseball game from the safety of the outfield fence, my family and I returned to sitting in the grass and enjoying the rest of the afternoon. Above the noise of small children playing ... Read More »

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