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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 »

PUT A LITTLE THOUGHT INT THIS BIG LEAP IN SKILL LEVEL

“Small” can be used in a negative way: small potato or small fry, too little too late, a little shaver, small talk, down to the minors, even a little fart. It can also be positive: small fortune, little debt, little damage, remember not to sweat the small stuff. Then, there is Julian Newman: a boy amongst men, a small tree ... Read More »

DIAPERS DOUGHNUTS AND RACING THE CLOCK ON OPENING DAY

Dad: “Aaron, grab the diaper bag, Steven, you get Sophia’s bottle and formula!” Aaron: “Dad, when is mom coming home from Grandma’s? This is craziness.” Dad: “She’ll be home tonight, Grandma’s feeling much better, but now we just have to get in the car… let’s go! Everybody buckled up?” Aaron: “Yeah, but Sophia’s car seat isn’t in here.” Dad: “In ... Read More »

ENFORCE RULES FROM THE GET-GO; THAT’S HOW KIDS LEARN

  QUESTION… My son came to me with this question and I told him I would ask you for your opinion: “Why is it that when we practice we are taught not to double dribble or travel, but when we play against the other teams, the referees let them stop and dribble again, dribble with 2 hands, and even pick ... Read More »

BERATING YOUNG ATHLETES SHOULD NEVER BE ACCEPTABLE

First of all, love your blog and articles.  Need to ask a question:   When is it acceptable to yell at 9-year-old athletes?  The reason I ask is my son plays on a competitive level team and a club team locally.  The coach is very demanding.  He yells and stomps around the sideline during practice, warm-ups, and games and during ... Read More »

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