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Why Damian Lillard Wasn't Surprised by His Insane 37-Foot Buzzer Beater

Damian Lillard's 37-foot buzzer beater was many things. It was Lillard's 50th point of the game. It was his 10th 3-pointer of the night, a franchis...

Steve Kerr On the One Thing Every High School Coach Should Do Before Their Season

Steve Kerr knows improvement. As a player at Pacific Palisades High School in Los Angeles, he was not a highly touted recruit. But his shooting ski...

A Shocking Number of Youth Sports Coaches Are Unqualified for the Gig

A great youth sports experience starts with a great coach. The problem is, the number of great coaches in youth sports seems to be decreasing. Many go...

The Message You Send to Your Kid When You Complain About Their Coach

From a coach's perspective, one of the more frustrating situations in youth and high school sports is when parents undermine coaches by openly complai...

What Counts as Play? 5 Criteria of the Most Vital Activity for Kids

Kids don't play nearly as much as they used to. This might sound odd to some, as many are confused by what actually constitutes "play." Kids are st...

Why the 'Big Kid' Often Gets Bad Coaching in Youth Sports

The big kid. Watch any youth sporting event, and you can pick them out. They're the ones who look like they're in the wrong age group. Their physic...

Young Athletes Are Bigger, Stronger and Faster Than Ever Before. But Are They Actually Better?

Believe your kid is a great athlete? See if they can do these three things: Catch and throw a ball with both hands Do a somersault Run b...

Donovan Mitchell Reveals How His Listening Skills Set Him Apart as a Youth Athlete

Donovan Mitchell is a baller. Since entering the league in 2017, the Utah Jazz star boasts career averages of 21.3 points, 4.0 assists, 3.9 rebound...

Study Finds Just 12 Percent of NHL and NCAA Hockey Players Specialized Before Age 12

Early sport specialization does not guarantee future stardom. If anything, it may make eventually reaching an elite level in said sport more diffic...

How to Escape the Travel Team Trap

From the absurdity of ranking tee-ballers to barnstorming teams comprised of 8-year-olds, our youth sports system is broken. Where the goal once wa...

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