Posts tagged "coaching"

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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…

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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…

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More Young Athletes Are Getting Injured — Why, and How, to Stop It (Hint: Cutting Playing Time Won’t Do It)

Here’s an equation that doesn’t add up: Steady or declining participation in organized youth sports = a significant rise in youth sports injuries (including a 200% increase in damaged ACLs). “It’s really very disheartening to organizers and administrators,” says Joe Janosky, director of sports safety…

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Eight Barriers that Stop Girls from Playing Sports–and an Olympian’s Advice on How to Break Through

Angela Ruggiero is a four-time Olympic ice hockey medalist (gold, silver, bronze, silver), member of both the International Olympic Committee and Hockey Hall of Fame, and CEO of the Sports Innovation Lab. She is also past-president of the Women’s Sports Foundation and the former Chief…

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What Can Youth Programs Learn from This Year’s Winter Olympics

Of the many remarkable moments from this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, two triumphs point to a growing body of research and recommendations about youth sports:   Norway’s impressive medal count — which it credits to a key tenet of its youth sports programs that…

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LaxCon 2018 Kicks Off Season With a Focus on Developing Leadership at all Levels

Professional development and individual leadership growth was a major focus. Over 7,100 participants and 200 plus speakers convened at the Baltimore Convention Center, making this the largest LaxCon yet.  This year’s event focused heavily on developing leadership throughout the entire program, from athlete to coach to…

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Can a Curriculum Help Shape a New Club Coach?

The idea of using a curriculum to develop youth soccer players has been debated for some time now. When the U.S. Soccer youth coaching curriculum was unveiled in 2011, Bruce Arena said, “a curriculum’s not going to make us any better.” Since then, anyone that…

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Share Your Story: How Has Technology Improved Your Community?

LeagueApps has a mission to make sports happen. We believe sports have the power to change the world and enable communities to deliver unforgettable sports experiences. Using technology, our partners are the ones that really make this possible. So we’ve decided to open up a…

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Finding the Right Youth Soccer Coach: How a LeagueApps Event Helped This Club Team Fill a Coaching Void

We know that finding the right coach that fits in your club’s mission and goals is a top priority for you. We also know from many of our soccer and club partners that the process can be difficult or stressful at times. Many times we’re…

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FundPlay and Volo City: Making Sports Happen

Everything we do is part of our goal to ensure that everyone everywhere has access to great sports experiences. To fulfill that mission, LeagueApps has launched FundPlay. FundPlay is a LeagueApps initiative and the actionable manifestation of LeagueApps’ mission to “make sports happen.” The goal is to provide opportunities…