Youth Coaching

Coaches not Playing All Players

I was reading though my stats today and came across this search phrase, “coaches not playing all players,” and thought I would reflect a bit on the topic of not playing everyone. Many coaches are guilty of not playing everyone enough, I know I am guilty too. If coaching was easy then everyone would be a…

Youth Coaching

Game Play and Practice Play

I have been receiving a ton feedback about how many plays in a game is fair vs starters or Coach’s children playing most of the game.  Here is my take on what’s fair from my viewpoint.  First let me say, life is inherently unfair so our starting point is already unfair.  Plus nothing in life…

Youth Coaching

Minimum Play Players, Favoritism, & Parents

I planned to write about defense today, but I received an email last night which begs me to address minimum play players, favoritism and parents in today’s blog post.  My coaches and I rank our players each week and use these rankings to determine who will start and what positions they will play.  I develop a depth…