Posts tagged "Club Sports"

Character Building In Competitive Sports, Real Or Imaginary?

“Sports build character.” Ever hear that statement before? I know I have as the traditionally-held notion of character building has been associated with competitive sports as long as I can remember. However, this notion has come under fire by some, maybe many, as the news media consistently exposes the “bad” behavior of a good number... Read more »

Part II - Private Coaching and Private Club Sports: What Parents Need to Know, The Guidelines

In Part I – Private Coaching and Private Club Sports: What Parents Need to Know, we examined the reasoning behind signing your young athlete up at a private club for training and competition and/or hiring a private coach to improve on their abilities. In Part II of this piece I would like take this to... Read more »

Part I - Private Coaching and Private Club Sports: What Parents Need to Know

It has become much more common today for parents of aspiring athletes to seek private “lessons” (coaching), or join private sports clubs, to enhance their child’s sports training. Rather than debate the existence of an appropriate age for, or even the importance of, traveling this path, let’s discuss the topic from a more objective standpoint.... Read more »
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Club or High School Sports: Why do I have to choose?

It is only recently, within the last decade or so, that some high-school-age athletes are making the choice to play their favorite sport exclusively for their club team, forgoing the experience of high school competition altogether. The purpose behind this centers on the idea that training offered through a club atmosphere is needed in order... Read more »