Far too often we get caught up in tournaments, playoffs, special training teams and summer camps that we end up overwhelming the kids.  Sports are supposed to be fun for everyone involved and we should focus on development over victories.

It's time we realize that an investment in youth sports is an investment in strong physical and mental health, enhanced academic performance and improved social skills and NOT a scholarship.

Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD) should be the focus of all youth coaches. Motor skill development and Physical Literacy go far beyond just winning the next game.

Keeping children active every day is difficult; inspiring kids to be active on their own is not. Learn how to inspire kids to live active lives every day through fun and not pressure.

Free play is excellent for building key life skills