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GIVE KIDS A GIFT THEY REALLY WANT— YOUR PRESENCE

WRAP THESE GIFTS UP FOR SOME HOIDAY CHEER   The season of Joy! The season of giving! So, what can we wrap up and give to our kids? How about giving JOY? How about wrapping up these top 10 gifts and let your kids unwrap them all year long: 1.       Time… Your children need your presence more than your presents.  ... 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 »

TRYOUTS WORK WELL TO PUT PARTICIPANTS AT RIGHT LEVEL

QUESTION…Whatever happened to the counting off method for choosing teams? When I was a kid, we would always just count off: “1, 2, 1, 2, etc”. It worked fine for years. Now it seems like every team has to have “try-outs” to make the teams. Things have gotten too complicated and I think there is too much pressure on the ... Read More »

WHEN A SPECIL-NEEDS ATHLETE COLLIDES WITH MAINSTREAM RULES

It’s time for everyone’s favorite: YOU MAKE THE CALL!  You know the game; you read the scenario and write me back with your opinion. I will in turn tally up the results and let you know how everyone voted. Here is today’s’ question: Should a high school student with a learning disability be held to the same academic standards as ... Read More »

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