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When learning is better than winning

When learning is better than winning

June 12, 2018 | Posted in: Elementary

“No Jane….don’t do cartwheels on the field during the game!” “Timmy…don’t climb the soccer goal, it’s not a cargo net!” “Great pass Charlie!” “We are going the other direction Sam!” This was pretty much what my first experience coaching a youth soccer game was like. My children have been playing soccer as long as they […]

Sports specialization: Is it good for our kids?

Sports specialization: Is it good for our kids?

February 21, 2017 | Posted in: Elementary, High School, Middle Years

It was a pretty big deal. My 8-year-old daughter was dropped off that morning at her very first soccer camp. She’s been playing in a youth recreation league for a few years. It’s the kind of league where the coaches don’t keep score, but where you sometimes hear parents whispering summations to each other on […]