4 Ways to Increase Safety In Youth Sports

2019-07-02T09:18:26-04:00youth sports|

Youth sports are a wonderful way for kids to be active, learn teamwork, and have fun. But like any physical activity, there is a risk of injury. As much as we want to keep our children safe, they are going to occasionally get hurt playing youth sports. Despite the best efforts of coaches, administrators, game officials, and parents, inevitably, some young athletes will suffer an injury—3.5 million kids on average every year. […]

College Recruiting Series #6: How to get a scholarship offer—before you start high school

2018-01-15T09:44:06-05:00college, NCSA, Recruiting, scholarship, Tips and Tricks, youth sports|

Stories about early recruiting have taken the college sports world by storm. Athletes as young as 10 years old are verbally committing to top Division I universities. If you’re scratching your head wondering how this can happen, you’re not alone—athletes and parents alike are asking the same question. However, the trend toward recruiting younger and younger athletes is quickly becoming the new norm. […]

Follow Button Test

2017-06-15T17:35:48-04:00Coaching, Father's DAy, Parenting, youth sports|

Growing up, my dad was a sports enthusiast who was always actively involved in whatever sport or extracurricular activities my siblings and I were involved in.  I have fond memories of watching my dad coach my brother’s peewee football and baseball teams.  Even when he was not involved with coaching the team, he was always there to watch us play. Looking back, I remember what a great feeling it was to see him in the crowd proudly watching and cheering us on. […]

A Father’s Inspiration: “Do it Anyway”

2017-06-15T14:50:24-04:00Coaching, Parenting, youth sports|

Growing up, my dad was a sports enthusiast who was always actively involved in whatever sport or extracurricular activities my siblings and I were involved in.  I have fond memories of watching my dad coach my brother’s peewee football and baseball teams.  Even when he was not involved with coaching the team, he was always there to watch us play. Looking back, I remember what a great feeling it was to see him in the crowd proudly watching and cheering us on. […]

College Recruiting Series #2: Understanding the Importance of Technology in Recruiting

2018-01-15T14:44:20-05:00Recruiting, youth sports|

You have to make it easy for college coaches to recruit you. In 2017, technology impacts the entire recruiting journey, and having an online profile to showcase the athletic, academic and character strengths of your student-athlete is crucial. When I worked with families to help connect their athletes to college coaches and scholarships, we would send out paper resumes and follow up with VHS tapes. That seems like the Jurassic era compared to the technology savvy systems now in place. […]