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THE HARD TRUTH ABOUT OUR KIDS AND COACHES

The coach never plays my son!” “Why doesn’t he put my daughter in the game as much as the others?” “Why does the coach play his own son more than he plays my son?” “Why is everyone out to make things difficult for my son?” With all the years that I have both coached and run leagues and club teams, ... Read More »

FAMILY BONDING IS POSSIBLE THROUGH SPORTS

LOTS OF SPORTS, BUSY FAMILY, CLOSE AND HAPPY FAMILY IS POSSIBLE It can’t be done; 4(all within 2-3 years of each other) kids all gifted athletes, all really active in sports, all active in school events and functions…etc and yet the family keeps “ticking”. Better than that actually, this family in the heat of the moment in the middle of ... Read More »

ARE YOU PLAYING WITH YOUR KIDS AT HOME?

I recently had a conversation with a couple that was concerned that their son who was 10 years old “wasn’t really good at sports”. “We feel sorry for him that he always has to play right field when he is on the baseball team, and hardly ever gets to play when he plays basketball, or soccer”, they said. They went ... Read More »

TEACH KIDS TO STICK IT OUT WHEN A SPORT GETS TOUGH

Dear Mr. Kuyper: We have a situation that I was hoping that you might be able to help us with. About 2 months ago, we signed up for our daughter to play on a girl’s volleyball team that plays in a competitive league. She attended the tryouts and was placed on a team as all the girls are placed on ... Read More »

IS COACH BEING UNFAIR , OR IS YOUR SON A PRIMA DONNA?

QUESTION: Hello Tom, I am a parent of a young man who is in high school playing basketball. My son plays freshman and he is very talented and everyone has said he should be moved up but they just won’t. His teammates turned on him calling him a ball hog and so on. He doesn’t want to play for them ... Read More »

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