Done with pro sports?

I never watched a ton of sports in my life.  Mostly due to the fact that I was too busy playing them.  However, up until a year or two ago, I had my finger on the pulse of most major sports leagues in North America, ATP and WTA tennis, a bit of European and Southern Hemisphere rugby, and Canadian college sports.  I read snippets here and there, I knew trends, major injuries and other developments.  I could go to the water cooler and chat with most anyone on most any sport....

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Tips to make your practices fun - Part 1

We like to share articles, research, anecdotes, and other stories talking about the need to make youth sports fun again, well how about some actual tips on doing just that.

It can be easy to get swept up in the professionalization of youth sports.  We all want our best for our kids and the players we are coaching so why not teach them the things we see professionals do to excel in their sport?  Well if you are reading this you know why, and if not perhaps check out our Facebook feed...

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Making changes to the youth soccer model

RCYSC challenges the status quo when it comes to delivering youth soccer programming

“Innovation is seeing what everyone sees and thinking what nobody has thought.”

Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi

The (possible paraphrased) quote above was originally intended for researchers by the person who discovered vitamin C.  Innovation has long been the standard in medicine, business, technology, and countless other areas of humanity, but it has had a hard time entering into coaching and...

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Let the kids play

I post a lot about youth sports, kids development, free play, and all these great things. But yesterday I finally got to live it with my own kid and the team I coach.

Monday was Family Day in BC. I had suggested to the parents of the U7 soccer team I coach that I was considering cancelling practice and I got several looks of "pleased don't, my kid needs the running around, and I like the 1 hour break". So alright, I checked the forecast and lo-and-behold, it was to be sunny on Monday. So...

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