When Should Kids Start Pitching In Games?
Speaking as a past Little League Baseball and Softball coach, here are some observations and considerations.
The 21-Day Gratitude Challenge For Athletes, Coaches, Parents, And Leaders
A grateful spirit is what allows us to Embrace The Suck, says Rockies Pitching Coach Steve Foster.
Create Awards To Reward Effort, Not Talent Or Mere Participation
Suggested award titles that help you create an award that recognizes a strength, ability, or character quality
Top 3 Mistakes People Make In Giving Recognition
One mistake people make is they may feel they are recognizing others, but they are too generic in recognition.
Teams Separating Practice Groups By Skill, Not Age Group
We should also have some way of identifying over time whether the policy is producing the outcomes we want.
Working Mother-Coaches in Youth Sport: Beyond the Worker-Mother Identity
Mothers already have interpersonal qualities required for effective coaching that is less natural for others.
What To Do When An Opponent Doesn’t Follow Eligibility Rules
Before making any sort of accusation, you would be well-served to communicate with the school to understand.
Starting The Conversation With Youth On Inclusion
Start by asking one or two people on your team: “How can we create safer spaces for LGBTQ athletes, coaches?"
Why A Positive Culture Matters When Coaches Come And Go
Assess the current culture as if you were a brand new family entering the program for the first time.
4 Ways Assistant Coaches Can Help Their Head Coach Be More Positive
Talk to the coach in private during a calm time to let him know how his behavior affects you and the players.