Best Practices for Organizing Efficient Sports Try...

Seasons begin at the first open tryout. The evaluations and feedback at tryouts are perhaps the most influential part of any team’s season. Sports tryouts don’t determine the success of a team, but if done correctly, can fast track to

3 Tips on Increasing Youth Fitness Participation

For kids, summer offers a much needed break from the daily responsibility of sitting in class and doing homework. Too often, however, this means more screen time. We've put together a variety of ways that will help you get kids

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Lombardi’s “Seven Blocks of Granite...

As someone in business for sports, I naturally gravitated towards the many inspirational anecdotes and motivation stories, in relating my own coaching and business experiences. The purpose of this post is to summarize the core teachings of Vince Lombardi’s advice

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50 Inspirational Sports & Fitness Quotes

Needing a motivational push? Here are 50 of our favorite motivational sports quotes to help boost inspiration for you and your team.

Leveraging Technology to Become a Better Coach

Technology continues to revolutionize every aspect of our daily lives and has bled its way into the sports industry — especially for coaches and trainers. Fortunately, the integration of technology provides a new lens on the advancement of coaching while

How Youth Sports Build Character

Youth sports have and will continue to play a huge role in the development of character traits like leadership, work ethic, being disciplined, and more. Giving kids an effective foundation for growth and development for future roles in adulthood is

Alternatives to Participation Trophies in Sports

Recently, the topic of participation trophies, the physical trophy awarded to youth athletes for participating in their sports program, league or organization, has been a topic of divisive debate. So the question: Do you believe participants should receive a trophy

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Tips on Giving Effective Athlete Evaluations

Performance evaluations and feedback are important in all aspects of life. In schools, students are graded on daily homework and weekly exams. In the workplace, there are continuous performance reviews. But with sports, there aren’t any legislative standards or financial

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Why Athlete Evaluations Are Essential to Youth Spo...

Sports are full of stories of successes and failures; that is how athletes progress. Their failures lead them to future successes, and this is where feedback comes into play. Feedback is essential in all aspects of life. Everyone who has

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Top Basketball Drills and Resources

From rebounds and free-throws, to footwork and passing, basketball drills for coaches are endless! We’ve compiled a list of some of the top sites and drills that will help basketball academies take training to the next level. Updating the drills