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EVERY COACH WANTS TO HAVE A “CHARLIE” ON HIS TEAM

This is a tribute to a 7th grader who gets “it”. Charlie Cunningham has got to be one of the healthiest kids I have ever coached, and I am talking in all 3 areas: mentally socially and physically. After five minutes of coaching him and watching him play, he becomes everyone’s’ best friend. He is a coach’s delight. He gets ... Read More »

ANOTHER MIRACLE ON ICE

  Another “miracle on ice” story? This is one of those stories that should be shouted from the rooftops: “Kids, never give up!”  Enjoy… Everyone loves to hear about an underdog story. The following is an underdog story featuring a group of boys and a girl that refused to let hockey die in the Hudson Valley. At the end of ... Read More »

PLAYER’S THANK YOU NOTE SCORES POINTS WITH A COACH

Here is a letter that I received just a few days ago, after having tryouts for my club basketball teams. Jordan is a 5th grader who played on a recreational team last season.  He worked extremely hard and moved up to the competitive level. You will sense when you read his letter that he has a positive attitude and a ... Read More »

CHILD’S SILENT NEGOTIATION TEACHES VALUABLE LESSON

Oh, the power of silence, and the foolishness of a loose tongue! The effectiveness of negotiation is sometimes better learned as modeled to us by our young, sweet, and innocent children. Around 15 years ago when my youngest daughter was around 5 years old, I learned a valuable lesson on how to negotiate a deal. Here’s how the story goes… ... Read More »

GIFTS THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME

Happy holidays to everyone! The whole month of December is such a fun month. Lots of parties, extra activities, special family time, time off from school, days off from work, bonus paychecks, and lots of gift giving. So, what would that look like if all youth coaches would give a little holiday cheer, a little extra love? How could they ... Read More »

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