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Thanks Again to Hockey Canada For Reminding Us: “It’s Just a Game!”

March 13, 2018
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At one time or another, we’ve all been THAT parent… falling down the slippery slope: applauding from the sidelines, then cheering from the sidelines, then pacing the sidelines until finally, you are flat-out coaching from the sidelines. Thank you to Hockey Canada for creating a campaign so we can understand how our kids feel when … Read more

Steph Curry Talks About Why He Played Multiple Sports

March 13, 2018
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At iSport360, we always talk about the important reasons kids should be playing multiple sports: to be a well rounded athlete, to avoid overuse injuries and to avoid burnout. But our friends at the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) got Steph Curry talking about how playing multiple sports brought him outside his comfort zone, built his … Read more

Making Parents Part of the Process in Youth Sports

March 5, 2018

As a sports dad, youth sport coach and creator of an app for youth sports, I’ve heard many different perspectives on the role that parents should play in their kids’ youth sports experience. I’ve heard some hard nosed coaches say “No parent is going to tell me how to coach this team”. I’ve also heard some … Read more

The Chaotic World of Youth Sports — Vol 47

February 28, 2018

As a sports parent and coach, I know how complicated youth sports can be at times. So I’d like to share some helpful articles that shed light on the challenges we face… and some funny ones that might even give us an opportunity to laugh at ourselves. Please enjoy… and please click here to try … Read more

FREE training videos from CoachTube

February 27, 2018
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Our good friends at CoachTube have amassed the largest library of youth sports training videos in one online store.  Simply pick your sport, and the skill you need training in, and CoachTube provides dozens of videos to help your young athlete…..frequently from a celebrity coach such as soccer player Mia Hamm or Michigan State Basketball … Read more

The Chaotic World of Youth Sports — Vol 46 💘

February 14, 2018
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As a sports parent and coach, I know how complicated youth sports can be at times. So I’d like to share some helpful articles that shed light on the challenges we face… and some funny ones that might even give us an opportunity to laugh at ourselves. Please enjoy… and please click here to try … Read more

iSport360 Working with the Aspen Institute to Keep Kids Active

February 13, 2018
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While the Aspen Institute and their Project Play 2020 Initiative might not be household names among youth sport coaches and parents, iSport360 wants to help it become one.  If you’ve ever heard of them before, it might be because of their highly regarded annual State of Play Report which provides the most comprehensive data on kids in sports. Thanks to support from … Read more

What Can Young Athletes Learn from the Eagles’ Victory?

February 7, 2018
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After the Eagles capped one of the most prolific seasons in football history, there is so much that our young athletes can learn from Nick Foles and the team. Embrace Failure:  In this video, Nick Foles says it best “Failure is a part of life…of building character and growing…without failure who would you be?”  You … Read more

The Chaotic World of Youth Sports — Vol 45 😬

February 1, 2018

As a sports parent and coach, I know how complicated youth sports can be at times. So I’d like to share some helpful articles that shed light on the challenges we face… and some funny ones that might even give us an opportunity to laugh at ourselves. Please enjoy… and please click here to try our … Read more

Podcast Interview with Ian Goldberg, Founder of iSport360: Improving the Parent-Coach Feedback Loop

February 1, 2018

Craig Haworth is not only the host of the Winning Youth Coaching podcast but also someone who I’ve learned a lot from about coaching young athletes.  Beyond the Xs and Os in youth sports, Craig focuses on developing better coaches, better athletes and a better environment for our kids.  Craig taught me about empowering young … Read more

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