Coach Brad · Development · Education · Leadership · Success · Youth Sports

Creating Realistic Success

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington Defining success in a realistic manner creates opportunities for individuals and teams to accomplish established goals and create openings… Continue reading Creating Realistic Success

Coach Brad · Development · Leadership · Youth Sports

Improve the Coach – Improve the Youth Sports Experience

“I wasn’t naturally gifted in terms of size and speed, everything I did in hockey I worked for…The highest compliment that you can give me is to say that I worked hard every day.” -Wayne Gretzky – Greatest Hockey Player of All Time Millions of athletes of all ages exist throughout the world that are… Continue reading Improve the Coach – Improve the Youth Sports Experience

Coach Brad · Education · Leadership · Youth Sports

The Importance of the Effective Youth Sports Teacher

“Well paid jobs in academy football are necessary to have higher quality teachers working with England’s youth players.” Matt Whitehouse http://whitehouseaddress.blogspot.co.uk/ The previous quote from Matt Whitehouse inspired me to construct this blog post focused upon youth sports in the United States.  Academy football in England provides a strong and effective youth program for the… Continue reading The Importance of the Effective Youth Sports Teacher

Coach Brad · Education · Leadership · Youth Sports

Love, Passion, and Desire: Creating the Dedicated Athlete

“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back…play for her.” -Mia Hamm The development of an athlete in a sport that requires fine motor skill necessitates the athlete first enjoying… Continue reading Love, Passion, and Desire: Creating the Dedicated Athlete

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Intentional Positive Interaction – Loving and Thoughtful Adults Set the Tone

One of my favorite poems written by Dorothy Law Neite titled “Children Learn What The Live” sums up why intentional positive interaction is so important in the life of all members of society.  The poem reads: If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If… Continue reading Intentional Positive Interaction – Loving and Thoughtful Adults Set the Tone