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BRIBERY, HOW DO WE MOTIVATE OUR KIDS IN SPORTS?

“I’ll give you ten dollars if you score 12 points in the next game!” These were well-intended words from a father to his 5th grade son before his game in hopes of motivating him. Well, the son did get the 12 points and got his ten-dollar bill, but his team lost. Not only did they lose, but the chemistry and ... Read More »

WOULD YOU RATHER…

I have a question for you this week. If it sounds like my answers may be a little biased and if it seems like I am leaning to one direction, it is probably because that is exactly the case. Here it is: Would you rather have a 10 year old on your youth baseball team who is one of the ... Read More »

“CAN” THE OFFENSE AND DEVELOP SKILLS INSTEAD

You mean to tell me that you can’t get your 5th and 6th grade basketball team to run the offense? What’s a matter with you? You should turn in your whistle! Or maybe you could join the hundreds of youth coaches in the “I can’t get them to run the offense” club! It’s a free membership with lots of support. ... Read More »

HOW SHOULD DAD HANDLE THIS DIFFICULT SITUATION?

Question: Coach Kuyper, I am the father of a 6th grade son who plays on his school basketball team. We were all excited about him making the team. There are 12 players on the team and apparently, he must be the 12th player. He sits on the bench and never gets to play in the games. Even in the game ... Read More »

SANTA IS ASKED TO WORK OVERTIME ON NEW YEAR WISHES

Dear Santa, Now that I am in 2nd grade I would like to try a new year’s resolution. I don’t really know what that is, but my dad does it every year. I don’t really know the rules, and I don’t know who I send them to, so I thought you’d help me get it to the person is charge. ... Read More »

CAUTIONS ON PLAYING UP

“Wow, that kid on the end of the bench is so little”. “I wonder why that one little guy never gets to play” “Hey, look at that little guy on the end of the bench, he’s so cute, I hope he gets to play sometime.” These are common comments I hear when talking about kids that “play up”. For the ... Read More »

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