Browse these articles to tackle the challenges of tryouts and player cuts as a coach, parent, or athlete and make the most out of tryouts.
Steve Young: What's The Plan?
Steve Young articulates the difference between dreaming and planning- crucial info for leaders at all levels.
5 Tips for Removing Biases From Youth Sports Tryouts
In reality, tryouts aren’t perfect. But one thing teams can control is how they remove biases from tryouts.
Bad body language can be contagious among teammates, so address it immediately. Here's how a top coach does it
Northwestern Coach Chris Collins suggests that adapting to what your team needs will make you most successful.
NCAA Champion Gymnast, Lisa Mitzel speaks about her new book through sharing insight on mental training.
Act Your Way Into Confidence When You Lack Confident Feelings
In this video, Graham Betchart of Lucid Performance explains how positive body language can affect feelings.
"Fun" Is Different For Every Athlete, And Changes With Age
We’ve seen a lot of athletes quit sports because of practices or teams that just aren’t enjoyable.
Coaches Avoid Recruiting Players That Let Parents Speak For Them
Anne Walker on how important it is for recruits to speak for themselves when meeting coaches.
Cut From The Team? Didn't Make The Grade? Keep Showing Up
Graham Betchart talks about the importance of persistence when trying to accomplish something.
Why It's Important To Understand The Game, Not Just Be Athletic
Brad Frost talks about how understanding the game separates the really good players from the elite.
How Coaches Can Help Less Skilled Players Who Would Otherwise Be Cut
Frankie Jones on creating a system that allows less skilled players to try and earn a spot on the team.
Understanding The Reasoning Behind Player Cuts As A Parent
Parents may not always understand why a coach cuts players, but the answer here could give some perspective.
Training Is Natural For Our Bodies Whether It Is Fun or Work
Super-Bowl-Champion-turned-youth-sports-speed-training-coach on keeping workouts fun.