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 iSport360 app… 80,000 coaches, players and parents set goals, share player feedback, foster healthy team communication and engage parents in a positive way with our platform. Our goal is simple: to help kids have more success, more confidence, and more fun. The complete list of sports available on iSport360: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Futsal, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball.
— Ian and the iSport360 Team —
Don’t Retire Kid
I was honored to join thought-leaders from across the sports industry at this week’s Aspen Institute Project Play Summit. The event was hosted by ESPN announcer Cassidy Hubbarth and attended by leaders from Under Armor, Special Olympics, Nickelodeon, Yahoo Sports, UCLA, the NBA…and a little company (making a HUGE impact) called iSport360. The focus of my participation was: “Changing the Culture in Youth Sports”. To read the full story click here.
“Slow Cooking” vs. “Microwaving” Athlete Development
We have a Progressive system when it comes to educating our kids. They have to demonstrate proficiency and general understanding when it come to reading, writing and arithmetic before they can go onto the next grade. When it comes to children’s physical development we lack a systematic approach. To learn how you can promote long term physical literacy click here.
From Kindergarten to D1… a Basketball Recruiting Story
I started playing organized basketball in Kindergarten at the JCC in West Orange, NJ. Opportunities were hard to find during those young years, but my parents always found a place for me to play. As I grew older, I consistently played travel & club, and when I got to High School, I was a Varsity starter my Freshman year. To read Emma’s inspiring story please click here.
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