Tag Archives: Youth Sports
A Little League team cheated? I’m not surprised.
I wish I was surprised by the news that Little League® International stripped a Chicago-area youth baseball team of its 2014 World Series title after determining that the team included players who lived outside its boundaries. But I can’t even … Continue reading
When does winning in youth sports become the ultimate goal?
At what point does winning in youth sports become the ultimate goal? Without question winning at the professional level is paramount. If Sunday’s Super Bowl proves anything it’s that America loves athletes who can perform well and win games, regardless … Continue reading
For fathers in youth sports, lessons extend beyond the field
I’m fairly new to the world of fathers in youth sports. Both of my children have played on soccer, basketball or baseball teams, but none have been competitive. They have all been recreational, so kids simply sign up and all can … Continue reading
It’s just a cup. No big deal, right?
A father looks forward to teaching his son many things, whether it’s the proper way to grill a burger, the best way to a girl’s heart, or how to eat an Oreo without crumbs falling all over the place. … Continue reading
Coaches should see children first, players second
No sound can compare to the crack of a bat as a boy swings for the fences on a warm summer afternoon. The “crack” itself is like an exclamation point to the prayer every boy says as he stands at … Continue reading