Posts tagged "coaching"


Difference Makers: New NWHL Star Saroya Tinker

President and Quarterback of LeagueApps, Jeremy Goldberg, sat down with recent Yale graduate, NWHL top pic, and Metropolitan Riveter, Saroya Tinker to discuss her experience as black woman in a predominantly white and male sport, advice for youth sports organizations looking to make their programs…

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Difference Makers: Sophia Lewin

The sporting world has been under siege for the past four months, forcing players, coaches, and organizers completely outside of their comfort zones. The challenges brought on by COVID-19 have been unique, but so to have the responses to those challenges. As a leader in…

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The Six Habits of Highly Influential People: Applying Effective Persuasion in Youth Sports

How do you get kids to do something you want them to do? This age-old question has plagued the minds of parents, guardians, and educators around the world for quite some time now. Yes, kids can be stubborn and uncooperative—but let’s be honest, we all…


5 Things Every Youth Coach Should Know from Arsenal Coach Unai Emery

Arsenal FC’s head coach Unai Emery has accomplished a lot in his 47 years. He’s coached successfully in Spain’s La Liga, England’s Premier League, and France’s Ligue 1. In the 15 years since he retired as a player, he’s led his teams to UEFA Europa…

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How Private Lessons Have Fueled All Lax’s Early Success

Alex Marino did not start playing competitive lacrosse until high school, mostly because her hometown of Freehold, New Jersey offered little-to-no exposure to the sport for young girls. “We had next to nothing when it came to training, nutrition advice and skill work,” she says….

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Five Things I Learned at the Jr. NBA Youth Leadership Conference

Last month more than 300 grassroots youth and pro team basketball organizers from around the country came together at the Sheraton Grand in Chicago to discuss the state of youth basketball, ways to grow their organizations, and how to use basketball programs to positively impact…


David Robinson’s Three Tips for Turning Parents Into Allies for Coaches and Organizers

If David Robinson were playing in today’s NBA, he’d be considered an endangered species. The days of offenses running through dominant bigs are long gone. That tectonic shift in strategy, however, has done little to impact Robinson’s post-playing career. The Admiral remains an immense figure…


Why Your Team Needs a Female Coach and How to Find Her

Here’s a story that haunts Dee Stephan, the founder of the successful Dodgers LAX girls’ league: She and her husband, desperate for coaches for a different fledgling town program, called a parents’ meeting. One mom in attendance had played for a Division I school, but…


Five Tested Ways to Recruit More Female Coaches

Dodgers LAX club founder Dee Stephan played field hockey through college, but it wasn’t until she started coaching that she found a real mentor: “She was a mom and a full-time teacher and athletic director, and she taught me that I could be an athlete…


Three Things Organizers and Coaches Can Do to Prevent Injuries in Youth Sports

Maybe the only thing outpacing the rise in youth sports injuries is the freely given advice about preventing them. The problem is, none of it quite explains how, says Joe Janosky, director of sports safety at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), which is ranked the…