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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...

Why Neck Training is a Must For Every Athlete—Not Just Football Players

Every strength coach or trainer feels they have the best and most well-balanced program when it comes to preparing their athletes for the demands of t...

6 Tips for Coaching a Difficult Player

Coaches do their best to have a team filled with players who are not only skilled in their sport, but who also have a good attitude, are coachable and...

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...

The First Step Is Crucial to Soccer Success—Most Players Botch It

Every time I find myself in a conversation with a soccer parent, I am asked about the "first step." They ask, "Coach, can you improve my son's first s...

Like a Lifeguard on the Beach: How Parents Should Watch Their Kids Play

Play isn't just fun and games. It's a critical part of the human experience that builds certain physical, mental and relational skills we'll draw from...

ESPN's Scott Van Pelt Says America Has a 'Giant Problem' With How We're Raising Our Kids

Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo made waves recently when cameras captured him intensely coaching up freshman forward Aaron Henry during ...

How America Killed Play—and What We Can Do to Bring it Back

In our last piece from our interview with play expert Dr. Peter Gray, we outlined the five criteria of play. For an activity to truly be considered pl...

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...

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