Monthly Archives: October 2014

ten words or less #97

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Great quote about parents and young athletes

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Your kid’s success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are… But having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and who tries their…

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Happy Birthday, AYSO!

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The LA Times’ Chris Erskine, (one of our favorites) has written another terrific piece about the humble beginnings of what has turned out to be among the greatest youth sports organizations in the country, the American…

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ten words or less #98

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The Incredibly Massive Importance of Play (Part 2)

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By John O’Sullivan One of the greatest differences between adults and children is that adults are goal oriented, and children are focused on immediate pleasure. Adults see everything as leading toward something in the future –…

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Things My Mother Never Said to Me (Part 1)

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By Tony Earp, Director SuperKick Columbus I truly believe nobody accomplishes anything on their own. Success is a combination of individual effort and surrounding yourself with the right people who will influence your life in the…

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The Difference Between Coaching Boys and Girls

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I was talking with one of my son’s former baseball coaches who is now coaching college women’s softball. I asked him what the difference was between coaching the two genders. He said, “Guys need to play…

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WSOTP pod: season 2 episode 11

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Teaching Build Up Play Progressively Part 2

This session builds on the one I described in last week’s post. The focus of this session on taking the shapes and patterns that were taught in the last session and making them more function. This is a session I … Continue reading

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Some may be more prone to concussions than others

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Researchers are trying to figure out if there are some who might be more susceptible to concussions and if this could aid in prevention. This article from National Public Radio explains.

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