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Have You Tried It Lately?

Have You Tried It Lately?

Did you see that Alabama-Minnesota softball game? If you didn’t here’s a link. http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/19424942/2017-ncaa-softball-tournament-tough-breaks-continue-minnesota-golden-gophers-regional-loss-alabama-crimson-tide Was that a strike or what? ┬áHow did that umpire miss that call? I’ve seen a number of┬áposts about bad calls throughout the playoffs so far.…

How Often Should You Have Private Lessons?

How Often Should You Have Private Lessons?

With youth sports being the key ticket to athletic stardom and riches, early specialization is one of the hottest topics of discussion these days. ┬áYou’ve seen plenty of articles about the negatives of specialization at young ages. ┬áIf you haven’t…

How Has Elite Club and Travel Sports Affected the Family?

How Has Elite Club and Travel Sports Affected the Family?

A few weeks ago, my friend Rich Trujillo asked me what has travel ball done to the family? ┬áRich just retired this last year as the head softball coach at La Mirada High School, where he had been at the…

Age and Politics: Two Subjects That Highlight Youth Sports

Age and Politics:  Two Subjects That Highlight Youth Sports

Last week Greg Pappas and I discussed How Young is Too Young for youth sports. ┬áWhile that may sound like a simple question it actually covers three different levels of youth sports. ┬áFirst, at what age should you start your…

How Youth Sports Can Impact a Young Life for the Positive!

How Youth Sports Can Impact a Young Life for the Positive!

Remember Peter Rodriguez? Peter is a local insurance broker/agent┬áwho was on Kidz “n” Sports a couple months ago promoting a toy drive for the Boys and Girls Club of Whittier. ┬á Peter is doing a lot of good work now…

Calling all coaches! I want to hear from you.

Calling all coaches!  I want to hear from you.

I’m currently writing a book about what it takes to become a successful coach. ┬áOne of the chapters will be about having a purpose or motivation to coach. ┬áI would like to get your feedback about what your purpose, your…