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STARTING KIDS TOO EARLY IN SPORTS

It was 1968 and the place was San Martin Park off of Woodruff Ave. and Candlewood St. bordering of the cities of Bellflower and Lakewood, California. I anxiously stood in line with my dad as I he signed me up for my first team. We didn’t need to bring a birth certificate or any kind of proof of where you ... Read More »

THE RED SHIRT KINDERGARTNER

Ok, it’s time for another “YOU MAKE THE CALL!”… This time I am talking about the “red shirt kindergartener”. Let me explain… You see, the term red shirt is used in college sports when an athlete sits out a year. They sit out and do not use up a year of eligibility. Wikipedia defines Redshirt as- Red shirt used in ... Read More »

BAD ATTITUDE HURTS TEAM, BUT PLAYER CAN BE SALVAGED

Two good responses from the article on how a bad attitude can affect a team and whether or not you can have a good season with a contagious bad attitude: I read your article on ‘good attitude trumps talent’–I had an experience with that when my son was playing in a 13-15yr league, I had the 1st pick of the ... Read More »

QUESTION ON DROPPING GRADES AND SPORTS

Hi Tom, I had a question for you on your “Response” about being careful punishing kids and hurting friends and teammates from yesterday. What about if their grades falter? Now if they are in high school and sometimes middle school, they could be suspended for getting a D or F grade. (Until the grade comes up). Well what are your ... Read More »

RESPONSES FROM READERS AND ANOTHER THOUGHT

A few responses from the recent article on how kids with an uncoachable spirit really do miss out on skill development, friendships, and coaches attention: Hello Tom, Another great article. To me the real question is the age. We need to remember this is a 10 year old. That is really young still. Does winning at that age matter? Most ... Read More »

extra time well spent

Every Friday I would go to a local school and coach an intramural style sports program. Every Friday I watched Quentin take a “back seat” to the action. I watched him goof around and act silly, not ever getting serious about playing and helping his team. There were those moments when he would have to have a “time out” because ... Read More »

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