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MAJORITY SEES COED SPORTS FOR YOUTH AS BAD IDEA

YOU MADE THE CALL…. the topic was if girls should play with boys in team sports. I shared my opinion that in the many years of coaching my 4 kids( 2 sons, and 2 daughters) as well as owning, running and coaching a youth sports organization, in most cases it doesn’t work. The game becomes different. Attitudes change, and effort ... Read More »

THINK TWICE BEFORE PLACING GIRLS ON CO-ED TEAMS

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YOU MAKE THE CALL… Should girls play sports with boys? Read this first and then give me your thoughts…. Dear Coach Kuyper, I would like to get your counsel on the subject of girls playing with boys on team sports. We have a seven-year-old daughter and are finding out that it is difficult to find all girl teams for her ... Read More »

APPLAUD BEFORE THE OUTCOME?

THE PERFECT SHOT Ok everyone; it is time for another round of ”YOU MAKE THE CALL”! Here is the comment and question as it was sent to me. I will wait to give my opinion after you all send in yours… I want your original thoughts. Here we go… Dear Tom, You have a pretty talented kid show up for ... Read More »

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 »

HELP COACH MAKE CALL ABOUT FORMNG SOCCER TEAM

It’s time again for “YOU MAKE THE CALL”! Here is what was presented to me: A soccer club held a try-out for youth interested in playing on their club soccer team. The try-outs went fine until they got to the 13u and the 14u age divisions. There were just enough 13 year olds to form a 13u team. This meant ... Read More »

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