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T-BALL IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Dear Tom, I would be interested to find out how people respond to this question ? OK WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 5-6 YEAR OLD T-BALL PLAYERS , THEY WIN THIER LEAGUE AND GET TO GO TO the all star tournament., THEY ARE ALL EXCITED TO BE #1 ..OK HERE IS MY QUESTION , IF THE COACHES PICK UP 2 PLAYERS ... Read More »

PRIORITY IN YOUTH SPORTS SHOULD BE FUN, NOT MEDALS

Why do we keep score at youth sports games? Why do we give awards? Why do we give trophies to championship teams? This past month, there have been several parents who have brought these questions to me. In most of these situations, the parents were sad that their child didn’t get the trophy or the medal. “He was devastated.” I’ve ... Read More »

COACHING SUCCESS BUILT AROUND KIDS

Coach, What a great article on June 4th. It was really great to hear a story of success for hanging in there and working hard. Our son Nick used the same line on us this year when he tried out for the basketball team again- “Michael Jordan didn’t make it his freshman year!” Can’t argue with that . After reading ... Read More »

READERS SAY SOCCER TRIP BEATS FOOTBLL PRACTICE

You Made the Call! Last week I asked you to make the call on this situation (In short): David, who will be a senior in high school in the fall, has to make a decision. Should he play soccer for two weeks this summer on a European tour? If he goes with the traveling team to Europe, he misses two ... Read More »

WINNLESS 10-YEAR-OLD GIRLS HAVE JUST THE RIGHT SPIRIT

What a Team! They did it! They made it through the full basketball season. They didn’t win a game all season, as a matter of fact, most games were blow outs. How does an all girl 10 year old team go winless? Here are the possible reasons: 1. They named their team the Pink Lollipops 2. When 10 year old ... Read More »

TAKING A “PAIGE” FROM THE HOW-TO-COACH BOOK

How does playing the “Animal Game” help the Sunnyslope girl’s J.V. team win more games? How will sledding down a 100 foot slope on and oil drip pan help these girls improve their record? What coach would bypass free throw practice, passing drills and offensive schemes for snow ball fights? Ask Coach Andy Paige. Coach Paige loves to coach. He ... Read More »

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