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YOUR CALL: SHOULD PLAYING TIME REFLECT MISSED PRACTICES?

YOU MAKE THE CALL!!! So many of you have participated in the “YOU MAKE THE CALL”, and have responded with some great ideas. Here’s one more I would like to have your input on: Email me with your advice. Here is the question that was sent to me: I read your column regularly and respect your insight and opinions. I ... Read More »

BEST RECIPE FOR CLEARING WORKPLACE MINDS:RECESS

I think I found the cure for the youth sports “out of control” parents: RECESS! That’s right, recess for everyone in the office. Each day for one hour, everyone goes out to the playground and takes some time to unwind. Recess will not be optional… the boss needs some time to clear his head too. The same never ending rules ... Read More »

CROSS COUNTRY IN 111DEGREE HEAT?

Hi Tom, First of all, my granddaughter had the good fortune to attend a couple of your basketball camps in the past and it was great. I thought she was starting to develop “team spirit” as opposed to what she had experienced in the past, “only the best kids get to play”. Anyway that’s not why I’m writing this. I ... Read More »

NO.1 REASON FOR YOUTH-SPORTS INVOLVEMENT: FUN!

In these past 30 years of working with kids at various levels and different sports, ranging from 5 year olds up to coaching at the college level, I have had the privilege of working with thousands of kids. This list of kids includes elite athlete as well as struggling beginners. I would like to share what I have discovered about ... Read More »

SPENDING ON YOUTH SPORTS IS CHEAPER THAN CIGARETTES

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What ever happened to the days where toddlers rode around on mini fire trucks or those little trikes that strengthened their small growing muscles? Sometimes the little guy needed the vice of sucking on a pacifier, but as long as he was having fun while staying active, most parents were okay with that. Well, the parents ... Read More »

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