When Kids Specialize Early, They Lose The Hunger To Compete
Specialization and year round play without changing sports can often cause kids to lose their passion.
Alana Nichols: Excellence Means Doing The Best You Can With What You Have
Paralympic Gold Medalist Alana Nichols defines excellence and shares how she learns as quickly as she does.
Winning is important, but it's more important to help kids learn life lessons because trophies collect dust.
Lavoi explores the lack of gender balance in the youth coaching ranks and why more mothers need to coach youth
Praising ineffective or absent effort is the same thing as telling kids "I don't expect you to improve."
USA Baseball: 5 Benefits Of Playing Multiple Sports
Learn the 5 benefits of playing multiple sports from USA Baseball's Confident Baseball Coach Course.
Nutrition: Water Is The Best Drink For Youth Athletes
Print this simple reminder on why water is great for youth athletes and how to help them hydrate properly.
How Practice And Game Video Can Keep Players Safe
This resource from Hudl, PCA's Video Software Partner, shows how technique study on film can keep kids safe.
What To Do When Injured Athletes Want to Play
It is important that athletes take an appropriate track toward recovery and remain honest about their injuries
How Injured Athletes Can Stay Involved
Doctors speak of depression afflicting injured athletes and how they can stay involved with their teams.
An Argument Against Early Sport Specialization
Research shows specializing AFTER puberty leads to more consistent performance and fewer injuries.
First Aid Kit Items
Injuries happen, so be prepared with an organized and stocked first aid kit. A sample item list found here.
Pulling Your Team From Competition For Player Safety
Pulling your team from a game should be a last resort option only, when other approaches are exhausted.