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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?  How did that umpire miss that call? I’ve seen a number of posts 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.  You’ve seen plenty of articles about the negatives of specialization at young ages.  If you haven’t…

One Weekend Off

One Weekend Off

I had posted a challenge for travel/club coaches.  I’ve invited coaches to let me know if their team gives their players one weekend off per month.  So far I’ve heard from two teams.  Another I’m waiting for some details.  So…

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?  Rich 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.  While that may sound like a simple question it actually covers three different levels of youth sports.  First, 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 who was on Kidz “n” Sports a couple months ago promoting a toy drive for the Boys and Girls Club of Whittier.   Peter is doing a lot of good work now…