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WHEN OTHER COACH IS A JERK, HERE’S WAHT TO DO

Coach Kuyper, What do you do when the opposing team’s coach is acting like a jerk, without making yourself look like an idiot? This morning, I attended my grandsons’ rookie league game. This team is made up of primarily 7-and 8-year-olds with, at this point, much more enthusiasm than ability. They go out and play and have fun, and they ... Read More »

SCOTTSMAN HAS RIGHT IDEA ABOUT YOUTH COACHING

Question: What parent in their right mind would let their kid play soccer in the snow and the rain? Answer: Scottish parents. Are these not the same men that wear kilts? “When it snows, all we do is clear the lines and then we are good to go.” David Robertson told me, and he should know. David played 15 years ... Read More »

WITH YOUNGER KIDS, EVERY TEAMMATE SHOULD PLAY

Thanks Tom, for your article of 12/4. I really enjoyed it and thought that it reflected my own sentiments. I spent several years coaching youth soccer and Little League. I used to spend hours laying out the game plan as to who would play and how much time. I always tried to set up equal time for all players on ... Read More »

COACH KNEW VALUE OF AFFIRMATION ATHLETE NEEDED

She’s going to cry, I just know she is about to fall apart. . She is way too big to be on that balance beam. As a matter of fact, she is way too heavy to be in gymnastics. She is going to come in last place, and that is going to ruin her day. And her score is…. Whoops, ... Read More »

KEEP IT FUN AND CREATIVE

Tom I came across your column while searching for Little League related news and just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciate your “10 Rules”. They are perfect and should be read by every Little League coach. As the father of two former Little Leaguer’s, one now playing on a nationally ranked Division One baseball ... Read More »

CONSIDER CONSEQUENCES BEFORE ADVANCING CHILD

Question: Our son has been asked to “play up” with up high school baseball team. We really don’t think that he is ready for that level of play yet. What should we do? Answer: Great question, tough dilemma. Here are your 2 possible choices with their possible consequences: 1. You tell the coach that you want him to stay down ... Read More »

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