Coaching

  • Why Kids Quit Sports: Reversing the Trend

    A 2004 study done by the Youth Sports Institute at Michigan State listed some of the reasons why kids are quitting sports. Let’s look at four of the reasons, and discuss some ways we may be able to reverse the trend.

  • Punctuality Matters

    What does punctuality really have to do with you or your child? In a relatively simplistic way, it’s a great opportunity to teach respect to your son or daughter. If you’re late constantly to places it shows a lack of regard for other people’s needs. When you’re late taking your child to practice or to other activities, it appears you don’t take your child’s interests seriously, and it shows disrespect to their coach. The good news is that if you are someone who can’t break the habit of always being late, there are some valuable tips that can help you.

  • Q&A with Ron Hunter

    You may remember Ron Hunter from last year's March Madness opening round upset over Baylor. You know, the coach that fell off the stool on the sidelines after his son nailed the game-winning three pointer? We talked with him about last season's success and what it's like to coach your own child.

  • 5 Ways to Encourage Players

    One of the most difficult aspects of coaching is getting players to perform to their potential. Whether it’s a lack of confidence or lack of motivation, pushing them to excel is a great challenge. You must have a relationship with your players in order to have an encouraging impact on them. Here are five ways you can encourage the players on your team and get them to that level of success you already know they can reach.