Better Coaching Techniques For Better Coaches

My first real coaching job when I was fresh from the factory was in Hillsboro, ND, as an assistant football, basketball, and baseball coach for the high school teams.  In my role as an assistant basketball coach, I had the opportunity to work under Elliot Rotvold, who is still the head boys’ basketball coach for…
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One Sport Athletes – Part 3

In my first and second posts regarding sport specialization, I wrote more about the benefits of multiple sport participation than the detriments of specialization.  In today’s post, I want to direct coaches and parents towards data that speaks against specialization. Let me start with a quick recap about the type of specialization that I’m talking…
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One Sport Athletes

A recent chart has been circulating Twitter regarding Urban Meyer’s football recruits at Ohio State.  I pulled the picture from @ohiovarsity, but I’ve seen it in many places already.  At any rate, here it is: In my time as a multi-sport coach and AD at various sized schools, I’ve often heard kids who are dropping…
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Protect Kids…from Themselves

I recently had a blog post sent to me addressing an MLB player’s view of dealing with his own concussion.  It’s a pretty good read that can be found here. Reading this reminded me of another blog post that had been sent to me quite a while ago.  Fair warning before you read this one…
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Sports Parenting – Part 5

**This is the fifth post in my July series about sports parenting.  For a quick recap: Part 1 focused on allowing participation in youth sports to teach kids about success, failure, and “life lessons.” Part 2 focused on two particularly damaging parenting styles that I see from youth sports parents. Part 3  focused on some…
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