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The Chaotic World of Youth Sports — Vol 25 Developing Better Players, Inside And Out

iSport360_ChaoticWorldYouthSportsJust like many of you, I’m a sports parent and coach. I know how intense youth sports can be sometimes. I also know that we’re all in this to create better players and better people of our kids. That’s why I’m sharing these insightful articles that shed light on the challenges we face. I hope some even give us an opportunity to laugh at ourselves.  Thanks for reading. Please share this newsletter with your social networks and sports parent and coaches in your life.

I Dare You To Chill iSport360_iDareYouToChill

For 20 years the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) has been helping coaches shape better players and better people in youth sports.  That is the spirit that inspires us at iSport360.  And like PCA, we try to bring humor to this “serious” business of youth sports.  So we were thrilled to stumble upon this amazingly funny, but oh-so-true, video about how parents’ sideline behavior impacts their kids.  So please watch the video here…and I DARE YOU TO CHILL #DareToChill


Kids: Speak For Yourself

This morning driving into the office, I heard a great interview on the radio. Mike & Mike were interviewing Ernie Johnson the TNT Icon Sportscaster. He spoke about a story that happened to him when he was 8 years old playing Little League. In the story, a ball goes over the fence. All the sudden, 2 outfielders climb the fence in search of this lost ball. After a couple minutes go by, the boys do not return. The coaches decide to go looking for the two boys searching for their missing ball. When the coaches got over the fence they saw the 8-Year-old boys sitting in the woods eating…. Click here to read the full story.

Develop your balance – it is an important skill often overlooked Be Happy Youth Sports

Ian McClurg founder of 1 v 1 Soccer shares performance improvement tips with athletes, coaches and parents on how to cultivate better players. The tips cover all four corners of the player development model – technique, tactics, psychological and physical. Amplified Soccer will share some of these posts on our pages but to get them all… Click here to read the full article.

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April 19, 2017

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