Picking Captains

Picking Captains The difficult search for leaders in high school sports Most teams have formal captains. All teams have informal, de facto leaders whether assigned or not. These two facts are sometimes equivalencies, and sometimes they are in opposition.  The question...

Playing Time – The Big Fat Elephant in the Room

Playing time – the big fat elephant in the room No matter what level of athletics you are dealing with, the big topic that is discussed, avoided, and argued about more often than any other is playing time. It is the giant elephant in the room. Most coaches don’t...
Who are you on the sideline?

Who are you on the sideline?

WHAT KIND OF SIDELINE PARENT ARE YOU? Take our quiz and find out. Anyone who attends little league or youth sporting events knows that the real action is in the stands. Or, more accurately, in the pop-up tents and folding chairs that surround the field. The parents...

Be Nice to Referees

Part of the American experience of sports is the competition between two teams. And, of course, there is the all important role of the fans. In football, they are often called the “twelfth man.” A third element to the game, referees, have been viewed almost as a...
Putting the Play Back in Playing

Putting the Play Back in Playing

Putting the Play Back in Playing I live in a place in which lacrosse is a new sport. It’s been a varsity sport for only two years and a a club sport for only a half-dozen. The few rec programs for youth players are only about a decade old. I have lacrosse sticks twice...
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