Article List
DateSubjectAuthor
9/25/2003 Remember Please, Thank You and Go Get Them!
Youth games are often dominated by the more aggressive players. This leaves some parents wondering why their child does not measure up. One simple answer is...
Jeff Farris
9/20/2003 Unorganizing Organized Sports
A lack of fun in youth sports is not just hard on kids, it also robs high school, college and professional sports of some of its best talent. Kent Holmes, as...
Jeff Farris
9/15/2003 The President Says, "Play Sports"
In case parents get too focused on winning, a special report to the President from the Secretaries of Health and Human Services and Education helps put things...
Jeff Farris
9/8/2003 Let Me Introduce Myself
Most opposing youth coaches have the same goals (with one exception) and problems. Unfortunately, they seldom have much time to help each other. Even if they...
Jeff Farris
9/7/2003 General Motors / Hockey Canada Publications
Hockey Canada and General Motors cooperated on the production of two documents to help parents and coaches get the most from youth sports. They are great reads...
Jeff Farris
9/5/2003 Getting Back to Basics
"We have to go back to the basics with these guys." Nate McMillan, Seattle Sonics Head Coach "Herb (Brooks) called a timeout to settle us down and let us...
Jeff Farris
9/3/2003 Skills Certificates
Sports Esteem has put together three packages of certificates that can be used to recognize players and coaches. To download, click the appropriate package...
Jeff Farris
9/1/2003 Equal Playing Time Doesn't Mean Equal Playing Time
When players know they are going to have to play their fair share of a game, there is little excuse for arriving at a game mentally or physically unprepared. A...
Jeff Farris
9/1/2003 10 Reasons for Equal Playing Time
On most youth teams, there are players who are physically two or three years ahead of their teammates in size, speed or strength. These players often form a...
Jeff Farris
9/1/2003 Why Parents Should Demand Equal Playing Time
At some point, youth sports become more about the team than about the players and spectators start including more than just team family members. As kids reach...
Jeff Farris
8/26/2003 Tips for Parents Considering Coaching
By Nancy Churnin / Reprinted with Permission of the Dallas Morning News Gail Gross, a Houston radio talk-show host who has worked as an educator and is an...
Jeff Farris
8/25/2003 Penn State Publications
Dr. Daniel Perkins, associate professor at Penn State University, has put together three bulletins that help educate everyone on youth sports. Sports can be a...
Jeff Farris
8/22/2003 It's About the Memories
An Easy Way to Turn Digital Photos into Music Videos Youth sports require a great deal of time and often money. So what do parents get for their time and dollar...
Jeff Farris
8/15/2003 Good Communications
Things happen too fast during a game for one player to keep it all straight without the help of teammates. Good player-to-player communication is a key...
Jeff Farris
8/15/2003 What Yu-Gi-Oh Can Teach Coaches
In the popular card game Yu-Gi-Oh, the goal is to create a deck of cards that allows the deck owner to defeat opponents in a card game duel. Though you seldom...
Jeff Farris
8/15/2003 The Consequences of Burnout
In a previous issue of this newsletter, we identified nine symptoms of youth sports burnout and some simple ways to combat it. If left untreated, burnout in...
Jeff Farris
8/7/2003 Stamina, Strength, Quickness and Agility
Physical conditioning away from sports is an important part of skills development. Without physical conditioning, the body lacks the ability to make challenging...
Jeff Farris
8/7/2003 Are You Winning by Too Much?
For most coaches, winning is always one of the goals of every game and a win by one point or by ten points counts the same in the record books. However, if a...
Jeff Farris
8/7/2003 Choosing a Sports Camp for Your Child
For parents sending their child to a summer sport camp, it is never too early to start planning. Many popular camps fill quickly - sometimes within hours of...
Jeff Farris
8/1/2003 When Teammates Let You Down
Both in professional and youth games, some players are simply not playing their best. Not every player gives his/her best performance in every game or in every...
Jeff Farris