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3 CHEERS FOR THE ATHLETES WHO ROOT ON OUR TEAMS

I’m sending this a little early because we leave town early in the morning. Have a great week! I have a confession to make. My youngest child of my four kids (Kamryn) is a CHEERLEADER. Yes, it is true; I am the father of a cheerleader. For about 20 years I have coached and watched my kids win championships, pump ... Read More »

POSITIVES SHINE THROUGH

Here are some of your added “pet peeves” to our ongoing collection. Keep them coming in… Coach Kuyper, I feel you missed an important “drives you crazy” point in youth sports: The parent that does nothing to support the athlete. Yes, it is true some parents will drop their child off at practice and never speak to other parents or ... Read More »

VANESSA SHOWS US ALL HOW TO LIVE LIFE,TO HAVE FUN

Dear Coach Kuyper, The choice to send Vanessa to a week long summer camp is quite understated as a challenge. To share my thoughts (glorious) and feelings (pride) with you regarding the week is difficult. If emotions ran my life Vanessa would not be where she is today. My forethought going into camp was bring it on. There is a ... Read More »

HOOPS CAMP IS SUMMER’S FAST BREAK

Duck!” “Food Fight!” Why else do kids come go to basketball camp? During these hot summer months in Phoenix, there is nothing better than a basketball camp for kids. There are lots of reasons, but here is my short list:  110 degrees outside compared to 75 degrees inside the gym….a tough choice?  Learning how to meet and make ... Read More »

MOTIVE BEHIND THE WORDS IS WHAT MATTERS THE MOST

Dear Mr. Kuyper, I usually agree with you, but this time I can say only “You’re not from the South, are you?” Putting a tile before one’s first name is a time-honored form of respect down here in Dixie. I am 71 years old, and I called my teachers Mrs. Smith, Miss Nancy, Miss Mamie, Mr. Rochelle, Miss Reasons, and ... Read More »

TEAM CHEMISTRY DOESN’T HAPPEN JUST BY ACCIDENT

The Sunnyslope High School boy’s basketball team in Phoenix, Arizona just won the state title. It was a long awaited dream come true for these guys, most of whom who have been friends for many years. Sure, they had a good amount of talent. Sure they had a superstar, but when you get to the final 2 or 3 games, ... Read More »

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