What do Parents Want? – Coaching Clinic

This is the sixth post of a multi part Youth Football Coaching Clinic presentation that I developed for KYA Football in Keller, TX. In this post I will be discussing what parents want from a youth football coach. Find Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,  Part 4 & Part 5. This post is a video blog… Read More

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Why are the Broncos Winning with Tebow?

If you haven’t heard, the Denver Broncos won again in overtime against the Chicago Bears, in another miraculous Tebow comeback.  The Broncos are now 7-1, with 3 overtime wins, since Tebow became starting quarterback.  Memories of my football hero Roger Staubach, Hall of Fame quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys (1969-1979) come back to life along… Read More

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The Cast Protector for Youth Sports

A reader of my blog sent me a link to his new product, The Cast Protector.  He also sent me one to review.  The Cast Protector allows athletes to pad an arm cast andcompete safely under most if not all sport’s association rules  I like the design and it looks like it would be a… Read More

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Youth Football Coaching – The Budget Process and Fundraising

About this time very year, youth football coaches from all over the US start putting their fall plans in place; roster, play books, recruiting, practice organization, coaches responsibilities, ordering uniforms and the dreaded fundraising and budget questions.  How much will it take to run our team properly?  When I first started coaching 20 years ago, … Read More

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110% Divided by (x)Sports

I know playing multiple  sports during a single sports season is not going to be a popular topic, but I’ve had a few families including my own try to accomplish this impossible task.  Team sports is all about the giving 110% to the team, not just yourself as an individual.  There are many individual sports… Read More

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Assisting to be a better Head Coach in Youth Football

You must learn how to serve first to be a great leader.  I’ve always heard that philosophy but I was not a true believer until this football season in Keller Tx just North of Ft Worth.  I moved to Keller this past summer and was too late for a Head Coaching spot.  The HC of… Read More

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Favoritism in Youth Sports

Since my last favoritism post is the most read and the post I get the most email about,  I thought I would try and answer some of the emails in this post.  I agree that there is favoritism at all levels of youth sports.  I also think that each coach has a different set of… Read More

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Sidelined by Move to Keller, TX

Its been awhile since my last post.  In June, My wife accepted a job in Ft Worth TX as a Tax CPA, so we have been packing and moving from Denver to Ft Worth the last two months.  We now live in Keller, Texas just north of Ft Worth, and my sons play football for… Read More

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Building a Youth Football Team Web Site

Ok, so I am a web geek, not only do I coach youth football, but I have been  working in the Web / Internet industry since 1994.  When I started coaching youth football again in 2006, I decided to develop a team web site and email communication strategy, since the Internet was entering more and… Read More

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This does not belong in Sports! Unsportsmanlike conduct.

I know this is a college basketball clip, but this might be one of the worst unsportsmanlike acts I have seen thus far. Coaches, let’s not draft, coach or promote players that demonstrate this type of behavior on the field or off.  Parents, lets try to raise better young adults to send them off into… Read More

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