Boys & Sports: Part 2

Last time we took a look at some of the ingredients of a healthy, positive athletic experience for a young athlete, and in particular what to look for in a league and in a coach.  

There was also a video clip of a coach who didn’t have development in mind as he stepped onto the field.  Here’s a follow up, in case you are interested, to know what happened with that particular coach.  READ MORE

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Boys & Sports: Part 1

For those of you who’ve read my book, Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys, you know that I’m an advocate of healthy, balanced opportunities for boys to play sports.  Youth sports can be an invaluable context for boys to develop physically, emotionally and socially.  

I’m particularly grateful for wise, invested coaches who see sports as an opportunity for young men to learn skills, be active, have fun, practice sportsmanship, and most importantly to develop character.   Thankfully, there are many devoted men and women who invest in the lives of young men and student athletes in schools and leagues across the country.

And unfortunately, this kind of coach exists as well... READ MORE

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