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OVERCOME TEMPTATION TO GIVE UP WITH A COACHABLE SPIRIT

Why give up when you can still play? Why stop playing basketball just because you’re a little shorter than the other boys my age? Ben Grimm is the perfect example of that guy who didn’t give up. He could have, but decided that he would work harder than the others to make it. Okay, he probably doesn’t have an NBA ... Read More »

HOW TO TELL IF YOU’RE OBSESSED WITH YOUR KID’S SPORTS

We all have been in situations whether it was at a dinner party or an office gathering or some social event where someone talks too much about their kids and what they are doing in sports.  No matter what the topic is, it somehow gets turned around and lands on their kids and sports. So, you try to act interested, ... Read More »

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 »

EVERY COACH WANTS TO HAVE A “CHARLIE” ON HIS TEAM

This is a tribute to a 7th grader who gets “it”. Charlie Cunningham has got to be one of the healthiest kids I have ever coached, and I am talking in all 3 areas: mentally socially and physically. After five minutes of coaching him and watching him play, he becomes everyone’s’ best friend. He is a coach’s delight. He gets ... Read More »

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