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The One Question All Coaches Should Ask Their Athletes

Source:   Coaches, imagine if there was a way to gain insight, understanding, and connection with your athletes by asking a simple question? There is. let me explain how. A few years back, I coached a talented, yet underperforming sixteen-year-old girl I will call Maddy. She was incredibly inconsistent in her play and often…
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Sport Calgary invites you to: LET THEM PLAY

source CMSA Join a positive discussion on meeting the needs of young athletes Join Sport Calgary on November 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for Just Let Them Play. This event ($15/ticket) features former NBA player Bob Bigelow discussing issues of importance in minor sport. Also in attendance for a panel discussion will be former Olympians Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Duff Gibson,…
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Bullying by the Numbers: A Breakdown of Bullying Statistics and Facts

Katelyn and Beth have sent us a link to a fantastic article at titles “Bullying by the Numbers: A Breakdown of Bullying Statistics and Facts” check it out at

The “Power of Moments” in Youth Sports

Source: The Magic Castle Hotel is one of the top three rated hotels in Los Angeles. Of its nearly 3000 reviews, 93% rate it very good or excellent, putting it above properties such as The Four Seasons and the Ritz Carlton. Yet, as you flip through the photos online, you don’t see much that…
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Performance is a Behavior, NOT an Outcome!

Source: Changing the Game Project   Last week I received the following email (edited for anonymity). We get calls and emails like this quite often from amazing, passionate coaches who are trying to make a difference. Take a read: Dear John, I’m currently a head football coach…I took over the program last January after being…
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Indoor 2017/18 Tryouts

Below are the date and times for the first round of tryouts. SHIN PADS ARE REQUIRED! DO NOT wear outdoor cleats to these events   GU8/G10 o    Sunday October 1st –  Calgary Soccer Centre, Albi Homes Field 4:00 – 4:50pm – preseason training o    Thursday October 5th – Thornecliffe Greenview – 6:15 – 7:15pm –…
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End the Hate: 20 Ways to Stand Up and Help Stomp Out Bullying

Source: Stop out bullying – By Toni Birdsong on Oct 11, 2016   Bullying Prevention No one deserves to be bullied. October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and the perfect time to pause and educate your family on specific ways to help stop bullying online and off. Thanks to the Stomp Out Bullying…
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2017 Fall Season Kicks Off!

Source: CMSA   Fall Season Kicks off September 5! Welcome to the over 300 teams participating in the 2017 CMSA Fall Season Fall Season games begin September 5 offering teams who participated in the outdoor program the opportunity to play outdoors for an additional 4 weeks. The top 4 teams from each division proceed to…
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Google it! What Youth Sports Can Learn from the Tech Giant About Building Great Teams

source: Headed into the 2004 Olympic Games, the Men’s USA Basketball team was 110-2 all-time. They were 24-0 since the introduction of the 1992 “Dream Team”(NBA-era). The team consisted of current and future NBA stars. The best of the best. The greatest players from the greatest league in the world. LeBron James, Dwayne Wade,…
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WOC #20 Jim Thompson, Founder of the Positive Coaching Alliance, on How Connection Precedes Commitment in Leadership

source:   What if there was a single component you could add to your coaching that would get total commitment from your players, create better relationships with your parents, and possibly help you win more games? Jim Thompson shares this component and more in the newest Way of Champions Podcast. He also discusses the…
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