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Three (3) ways to build relationships in youth sports teams

“Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.” - John Wooden Coaching has become an artful expression over the years. I think of a great artist like Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo and Ai Weiwei and Christo Claude in the current era; each of them with unique styles that have … Continue reading Three (3) ways to build relationships in youth sports teams

Unlocking The 3C’s in Coaching Relationships

 As we continue dive into our spring 2019 conversation series  5 Things Kids Want To Tell Parents about Team Sports   , today I wanted to discuss with you why coaching relationships matter in youth sports. Coaching has and will continue to be a talking point for parents, athletes and other coaches.  The youth sports coach, whether it … Continue reading Unlocking The 3C’s in Coaching Relationships

5 Things Kids Want To Tell Parents about Team Sports

I know you guys are thinking , "Tell me something I don't know" as many of you parents know, communication with your young child  or teenager can be a daunting task in the social media world. We have given up on the face to face connection that we were raised with in the past for … Continue reading 5 Things Kids Want To Tell Parents about Team Sports

The Strength of a Champion, created from a Well of Weaknesses…

"Everything I'm not, makes me everything I am"... Kanye West It sounds silly to think about this, but are we fully aware of what we are good at when we are born? I mean think of this as a one of the most important superhero traits we can have. The ability to quickly identify our … Continue reading The Strength of a Champion, created from a Well of Weaknesses…

Youth Sports Funding – What’s next ?

Youth Sports - AR-15's as tool for Fundraising! Yesterday, I read an article from espn about a youth sports league in OHIO that uses AR-15 rifles are used as a tool to fundraisers for the East Canton Youth Baseball League.  One element of this story appeals to my business side. I find it interesting that … Continue reading Youth Sports Funding – What’s next ?

Reason – Defining the “why” for our athletes takes creativity…

"Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning" C.S. Lewis   Over the past week I have talked about the power of relationships in sports. I explained the importance of getting to know player off the court. I have talked about teaching resiliency in sports. This involves encouragement, remembering … Continue reading Reason – Defining the “why” for our athletes takes creativity…

Resiliency – Teaching your team to stay together even through the tough times

"Education come from within; you get it from struggle, effort and thought" - Napoleon Hill Many of us coaches, players and fans are not enjoying a winning season this year. To be honest, we all hate losing, its not fun, practices are not fun and its an experience that divides us. Many life lessons are … Continue reading Resiliency – Teaching your team to stay together even through the tough times