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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 »

GOOD COACHES HONOR THEIR AUTHORITY, TEACH THE SAME

Tom: Just read your article in the Public Opinion…I’ll try not to rip you too much.  Ha-ha   Not knowing who the ”Team 1″ coach is, I have to defend the coach just a little.  You call him a bad coach for flying off the handle at the refs & “depriving” the kids of 3mins.  I am not defending his actions ... 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 »

IS THE OBSESSION TO WIN A GOOD THING?

Can a kid win too many times? Can winning become an obsession? Can an obsession to win create an unhealthy outlook on competition? Absolutely… I am like everyone else in that I love to win. I hate losing. I give everything I have and compete to my fullest to win. I think that is healthy and I love teaching all ... Read More »

WHY KIDS DON’T GIVE IT THEIR ALL

Have you ever noticed that kid who just seemed to have all the natural ability but just never gave 100%?  He was that kid with all the “raw” talent that all the other parents coveted, wishing their kid had it, because it just seemed to be wasted on him?  That kid who could do it all, but didn’t? We have ... Read More »

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