The Challenge of Drugs and Youth Sports

June 19, 2018
Sports and drugs

Dr. Bob Weil is a sports podiatrist to olympians & author of the book #HeySportsParents: An Essential Guide for any Parent with a Kid in Sports. The link between drugs and sports runs deep. Drugs and sports have been connected for about as long as sports have been played. This includes the whole array of painkillers … Read more

Share End of Season Evals With Your Team

June 19, 2018
Coach Evaluations

The sports season is wrapping up but this is a great time to share some objective and actionable feedback with the players.  Take 3 minutes to let each player (and their parents) know where to focus their training efforts during the off season.  Your players will come back next season even stronger and their parents … Read more

GM of Cleveland Cavaliers on the 3 Intangibles Every Coach Looks For

June 19, 2018
GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Thanks to our friends at Positive Coaching Alliance for sharing this insightful clip.  Koby Altman, GM of the Clevelands Cavaliers says great attitude, great work ethic and passion for being there are the 3 intangibles that coaches look for.  More from Koby Altman here   And find more valuable video clips and resources at PCA Development Zone here.

Are You A Supportive Sports Parent?

June 6, 2018

EXPERT GUIDELINES FOR SUPPORTIVE SPORT PARENTS At iSport360,  we constantly turn to world-class experts for guidance on sports parenting and coaching.  And few people have conducted more research on the topic than Dr. David Feigley, Founder of the Youth Sports Research Council at Rutgers University.  He shared 10 ways parents can be more supportive for … Read more


June 6, 2018

Nothing helps our young players develop quite like timely and actionable player feedback.  Whether you are a coach sharing post-game feedback or a parent sharing praise, not everyone has the time to start typing feedback to their team.  So instead, give your fingers a rest and just use the speech recognition icon on your mobile … Read more

From the New York Times: How to Avoid Burnout in Youth Sports

May 24, 2018

I think we can all agree that “burnout” is a problem we’d like our kids to avoid in youth sports, but at times we unknowingly raise our kids chances of burning out. So I commend Jane Brody of the New York Times for sharing some very tangible observations and ways we can avoid burnout. The … Read more

Time for Mid-Season Player Evals

May 24, 2018

While end-of-season player evaluations are important, we know that they don’t help players improve throughout the season.  So now is a great time to share mid-season evals with your players.  Take 3-5 minutes to complete a player evaluation and give your players some tangible feedback they can act on before the end of the season. … Read more

The Chaotic World of Youth Sports — Vol 52

May 9, 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

Use 👍 or 👊 to Share Praise With Kids on Your Team… Literally.

May 8, 2018

Sideline parents and coaches are full of passion, energy and enthusiasm… we know because we are sports parents and coaches too.  A great way for us to share our passion and positive energy with the kids on our team is to share a sticker, emoji or positive message using iSport360.  Recognize the unsung hero in … Read more

Sonya Curry: Take a Step Back and Don’t Solve All Your Child’s Problems

May 8, 2018

Our good friends at Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) sat down with Sonya Curry, mom of NBA players Steph and Seth Curry, and daughter Sydel.  Love that this former college athlete and mom of superstar ball players is talking about a topic that is close to our heart:  Empowerment of our young athletes.  In this clip she talks … Read more

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