Winter finally is gone - knock on wood - and the thoughts of outdoor sports, such as fishing, permeate our mental processes.
Aside from a child’s parents, there is only one person in youth sports who is more important - a child’s coach.
This is the season for year-end awards. I would like to bring recognition to some examples of great sportsmanship.
Being part of the football championships as an official gave me another firsthand reminder of how wonderful the high school athletics experience really is.
Organized sports can be a great environment for kids to learn decision making skills. Good decision making is a complex process that sometimes takes years to master.
Young athletes are looking to please their parents and coaches, and positive affirmations will set them forward on the right path.
That's what "play" is meant to be—fun! Humans are designed by nature to play and it's not something that's supposed to end after childhood. It's also something that's not supposed
It amazes me so many kids are quitting sports before they really get going, before they really understand what the games are all about. Why does this happen?
"Thank you for your great articles. With your column I can tell you know where things are at with sports. I hope many families have their kids read it as I do with mine. Keep up the great work!"
"Your articles are excellent reminders for all of us. Your message is clear and right on point. There is something for everyone to learn from what you write - players, parents, and coaches alike. As competitive as high school athletics have become, sometimes we all lose sight of what they are SUPPOSED to be all about."