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OVERCOME TEMPTATION TO GIVE UP WITH A COACHABLE SPIRIT

Why give up when you can still play? Why stop playing basketball just because you’re a little shorter than the other boys my age? Ben Grimm is the perfect example of that guy who didn’t give up. He could have, but decided that he would work harder than the others to make it. Okay, he probably doesn’t have an NBA ... Read More »

EXPERIENCING SUCCESS, AS WELL AS FAILURE, IMPORTANT

Mr. Kuyper, Thank you for expressing your thoughts in today’s Southwest Valley Republic, pertaining to parents and children’s behavior who do not come in first, or win their competition.  Experiencing success and failure is an important and necessary life-lesson for children and young adults.  Sports and other forms of competition offer the young person who is in the process of ... Read More »

FUN IS STILL ATOP LIST OF REASONS WHY KIDS LIKE SPORTS

Why do you think our kids want to play sports? What is it that inspires them to sign up and play on a team? Well after the 30-some years of owning/coaching/operating youth sports programs, I think I can give you the top 10 reasons that I have observed. I have also prioritized them starting at the top motivating factor, all ... Read More »

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 »

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