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When Will Youth Sports Actually Serve the Needs of Youth?

Source: In late February I was traveling and speaking in Sydney and Perth, Australia, working for a variety of sports organizations including the Football (Soccer) Federation of Australia, Football New South Wales, the Western Australia Department of Sports and Recreation, and the WA Aussie Rules Football Committee. While on site, I got to visit…
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Pound the Rock! What the San Antonio Spurs Can Teach Us About Getting 1% Better Every Day

Source: One of the most successful sporting franchises across the globe the last few decades is the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. With five NBA titles since 1999, 22 overall division titles, having won at least 50 games for 18 consecutive seasons, and having missed the playoffs only 4 times in their history,…
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Winning the Race to the Right Finish Line in Youth Sports

Source:   Kevin McLaughlin, USA Hockey’s Director of Youth Hockey Development, was not looking forward to opening his email in January 2009. He knew it was going to be full of angry posts. He knew he and his colleagues at USA Hockey would be accused of destroying the game and taking the toughness out…
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Take a Stand Against Bullying – Become an Upstander

source:   Bullying Bystanders Become Upstanders Many of us have been bystanders in difficult situations where we are uncertain of what action to take to help improve the outcome of a certain scenario. And while it is common to feel this way, there are steps you can take to create change. Especially when it…
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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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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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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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A Final Game of H-O-R-S-E

source: A few years back, my wife Lauren and I took our kids back for one final visit to her childhood home in Fairport, NY. Her parents were preparing to sell their house and move to a warmer climate, and we took the opportunity to fly across the country to say some final goodbyes…
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