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Team 8. Play for More.

I've been to enough club tournaments that I expect the expected. Screaming coaches. Parents yelling at the refs. Trash talking between players, often mismatched in size.  Parents in the stands cheering, parents leaning over the fence yelling not quite as cheerfully. Cranky officials who haven't had a break in hours melting in the heat. As a… Continue reading Team 8. Play for More.

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The breaking point- effective motivation 

                              Kids these days are soft, I hear it all the time. Easily offended and coddled by parents to get what they want, whether they earned it or not. I wouldn't disagree, but I do whole heartedly disagree with the popular… Continue reading The breaking point- effective motivation 

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When Emotions Steal our Filter

It's emotional, it's thrilling, it creates adrenaline - that's why we love competition. Coaching and watching from the sidelines can bring you through a roller coaster of joy, pride, fear, anticipation, frustration, disappointment, all within minutes or even seconds of each other.  There's a reason people love their professional sports games, but what do we… Continue reading When Emotions Steal our Filter

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Lacrosse the Spectrum – Autism in Sports

My son struggled to communicate the simplest requests, falling into the 12 month old expressive language category at 4 years old. He was unable to string words together into simple phrases, tell me where he hurt, or explain why he was freaking out – again.  He didn’t call me mommy, he didn’t know how. He… Continue reading Lacrosse the Spectrum – Autism in Sports

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Meet in the Middle E-Book Coming Soon!

Meet In The Middle EBOOK Coming SOON!             Striking a balance that brings sanity, joy, growth, organization, accountability, and development back into our youth programs comes from a well designed and executed plan. So often in our rush to gather volunteers, fields, enough players and the other usual preseason chaos… Continue reading Meet in the Middle E-Book Coming Soon!

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Why aren’t more moms coaching our girls’ sports?

Why are there so few moms coaching their daughters’ teams? There isn’t a shortage of moms with an athletic background, or who are great at herding and organizing kids’ activities, or who can get to practice. So why aren’t more women stepping into this role?  I was thinking over my own personal struggles in coaching… Continue reading Why aren’t more moms coaching our girls’ sports?