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Softball’s ultimate reward and the “urge to win”

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Share this article: Click Here to Tweet A friend on Facebook brought this article to my attention. One of the lines in the article is… Since we believe that all of our children are winners, the need for athletic ability and the competitive “urge to win” will be kept to a minimum. The real reward […]

I will not trade integrity for trophies

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Share this article: Click Here to Tweet As a coach: I will not trade integrity for trophies. How I impact others matters more than any trophy. Being a sleazeball is just not my thing. As a parent: Don’t get sucked into sacrificing your values for glory or achievements or promise of excellence. This is a […]

Your Child is Not Instant Rice, Cereal, or Popcorn (aka winning isn’t everything)

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Share this article: Click Here to Tweet It’s amazing how many parents are overly concerned with winning, even at 10U, and think results come over night as if their kids are instant rice (or instant cereal, or microwave popcorn, whatever best relates to you). Success requires a crock pot approach, not a microwave one! Too […]