As a parent and coach that lives and breathes youth sports I read dozens of articles and blog posts everyday. I have included my favorites from over the past week or so. If you're a coach once you're done reading be sure to set up your team in iSport360 by clicking here. It's completely free!
I am regularly asked by coaches and parents about how often per week a young athlete should train or practice. The best guidelines that I have seen, and what I base my program on, come from the ATFCA (Australian Track and Field Coaches Association). The ATFCA recommends the following for athlete development..
Great piece on the principals as followed when designing the iSport360 Make the connection between the Marzano Taxonomy and Common Core State Standards for the most effective assessments of student learning
The Positive Coaching Alliance does a ton of great work and this video is no exception. When your kids hit the field on game day remember that it’s a game, its not your game, and their performance, good or bad, doesn’t mean you ever could, or ever would perform in the same manner
The family investment into the youth sports lifestyle culture of league, camps, elite programs, special equipment, private coaching, travel and the influx of massive new sports complexes are all feeding into this multi billion dollar Family "SportCation" Business.
By: Ian Goldberg
Ian Goldberg is the Founder and CEO of iSport360, a new SportsTech venture bringing objective goals and fair assessments to the parents, coaches and players in the chaotic world of youth sports.