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Hey Parents! Coaching Youth Football is Hard

I have been coaching youth football and other youth sports since 1994, almost 20 years.  Unfortunately for me, the 2010 fall season was my worst season dealing with player’s parents.  I was surprised by all the parent issues, especially because I was not the head coach but the Defensive Coordinator on an established Select football…

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…