Youth Sports Coaches News

News: Coaching Spotlight at NFL.COM

For the youth Football Coaches. Here are some videos about current NFL coaches and their philosophies. For any coach, this is a great way to learn a little bit from professionals who really understand the philosophy. If your team has been down in recent years, take a look at someone who coaches a team that has not been winning in recent years to get some insight into the way they are trying to change the culture. Find a coach whose professional situation relates to your youth teams situation....

News: Why is ACL Injury More Common in Female Athletes?

The sudden deceleration, shifting in the knee, popping sound and screaming from the intense pain that immediately follows is becoming increasingly common among our young athletes. Those who have witnessed or suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are familiar with the pain, surgery and intense 6 to 8 month rehabilitation that accompanies the injury, not to mention the disappointment of ending a season. Nationwide, this will occur more than 500,000 times this year, and female athlete...

News: Great Books for Young Athletes

Here is a resource for Author Fred Bowden, whose books on sports are great for young athletes. The books are inspiring as well as informative. They should serve to help your son or daughter, or the players you coach in such a way as to teach them the importance of teamwork, competition and dedication. Enjoy.

News: YouthSportTravel.com

There is a wonderful site that just launched with the youth sports community in mind. The site is http://YouthSportTravel.com , a collaboration of youth sports coaches and a major online travel brand. They offer arguably the best prices on hotel and motel rooms anywhere. For proof, I tested a number of locations with www.hotel.com, Expedia and Travelocity in comparison with YouthSportTravel and in each case; YouthSportTravel was equal to or cheaper than the competition. But this is not all th...

News: Parent "Agents"

I’m seeing a flood of posts on youth football forums and even getting a few e-mails from youth football coaches complaining about “player agents” also known as parents. Most of these unhappy coaches are dealing with parents that have non-issues, have an agenda, are misinformed, don’t know much about the game of youth football or are just people that gain great pleasure from complaining. The 80/20 rule is more like 95/5 in youth football, 95 percent of the problems are caused by 5 percent of t...

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