by Stacie ~ February 10th, 2014.
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I came across a sports parenting article by Wayne Goldsmith recently (I really love his stuff). In this article he includes 50 things you can do to help your child achieve in sports. I agree with each and every single one of the things on this list. They are all SO important. Well, #40 may not be such a big issue for you, but the rest of it is awesome. Here’s the list…
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by Stacie ~ February 3rd, 2014.
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So, yesterday was the day. Superbowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos, #1 offense in the league, and the Seattle Seahawks, the #1 defense in the league.
It was a classic matchup to find out if that old sports quote is true, “Offense wins games, defense wins championships.”
Well after a 43-8 blowout by the Seahawks, I guess it’s true.
Offense wins games, defense wins championships…
…except in softball where you absolutely need offense because your defense can’t score, nor can it cause a turnover…and you can’t win if you don’t score.
I’ve seen games with spectacular defense on both sides. Then ONE hitter puts a great swing on a great pitch and makes the difference in the game, 1-0. Game over.
What do you think? Do you agree? Does defense win championships in softball too? Or is our game special?
Leave a comment and share your thoughts!
by Stacie ~ January 26th, 2014.
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I’ve gone through some MAJOR challenges and tests of will and patience these last few months. From those challenges, I have a few thoughts to share with you…
1. NEVER abuse your power as a coach. This is simply inexcusable! If you’re reading my emails, there’s a very good chance that you coach for the right reasons and the best of intentions. Just make sure you keep it that way
Also, PLEASE keep your eye out for those who may be a danger to our players and children. It’s not something we talk about often, but you and I both know, things that shouldn’t happen DO happen. Please keep your eyes open and don’t be afraid to take some kind of action at the first sign of inappropriate behavior so we can protect the kids!
2. Parents: if you are uncomfortable with a coach for whatever reason (even if you are unsure why), something just doesn’t feel right…TRUST YOUR GUT. You have that feeling for a reason. Don’t ignore it.
3. Never sacrifice integrity for athletic achievement. EVER.
Whew! Pretty heavy for a first blog post of the year, but things I felt need to be said. Don’t learn these lessons the hard way