Game day can be stressful, challenging and at the same time rewarding. Each player feels pressure prior to the game; as a youth coach the way you approach the team, with your verbal and non-verbal communication, sets the tone. John Wooden’s (10 NCAA basketball championships at UCLA & an 88-game winning streak)
Try.Out | /triout/ A test of the potential of someone or something, especially in the context of entertainment or sports. Youth sports tryouts are a stressful time for both the athlete and the parent. Tryouts are a time of uncertainty, pressure, politics – the “not so great” part of youth
The duty of the club, recreational, YMCA, and high school coach is to develop players These organization need to teach fundamentals at each level of development, build skills, confidence and sports IQ. The pervasive win at all cost approach in youth sports, hurts the athlete’s long-term development for a short-term
Frank Kohlenstein, former college head coach (Colorado School of Mines & UNC Charlotte) & Real Colorado DA coach discusses athletes playing more than one sport. (StriveFar) Should soccer athletes play multiple sports, or focus only on soccer? If so, is there an age when the athlete needs to give up
It has been very easy to get caught up in the herd mentality and buy into the underlying competitive nature in club sports. Watching this game reminded me why kids play and why parents support their kids playing. In the United States, 21.5 million youth between the ages of 6 to 17 play sports on a regular basis. Youth sports are an important part of each child’s development. Unfortunately 70% of children involved in sports at a young age quit by the age of 13.