Youth Sports Blog

The problems surrounding youth sports and strategies for coaches, parents and administrators to develop youth athletes into well-mannered and physically literate adults. A child should never quit a sport he or she loves because it simply is no longer fun

Hidden Figures

By Glen Mulcahy

    I started a tradition with our family many years back as I was traveling extensively in my role of manufacturer’s agent for many companies I represented (my day job that permitted me the flexibility to coach early mornings, […]

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Thank You Hockey

By Glen Mulcahy

    I recently did talks for Stettler Minor Hockey Association on behalf of Changing the Game Project and am working on some follow-up resources to provide to parents and coaches that attended. I came across this recent article where […]

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Make it Safe

By Glen Mulcahy

        One of the key takeaways that I share in every presentation that I do is the importance of making it safe to fail and from all forms of harassment, in this post I will expand on […]

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“Just go out there, have fun and see what happens”. Doug Orr

By Glen Mulcahy

      “Just go out there, have fun and see what happens.” Doug Orr, late father of Bobby Orr. As we head into another school year and myriad of fall sports where players are hitting the ice, soccer fields, […]

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THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW: How things have changed in youth sports, in many instances, not for the better.

By Glen Mulcahy

    I am preparing for some upcoming talks and was reflecting on how things have changed in youth sports from when I grew up where the one constant as we moved each year due to my father’s work was […]

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Cross Ice Hockey Benefits

By Glen Mulcahy

  Source: Getty Images   As we are only a few weeks away from kids, coaches and parents returning to ice rinks for the upcoming hockey season I thought it was a good time to discuss the benefits of Cross […]

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Early sport specialization does more harm than good

By Glen Mulcahy

    Many parents feel pressured to specialize their child in one sport early either because they are showing early promise or coaches are pushing extra weekly sessions and year-round training. According to a survey done by TD Ameritrade as […]

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Are contact sports in jeopardy ? I hope not.

By Glen Mulcahy

In the last couple of week’s I have read articles on the dangers of full contact sports and felt were worth sharing and commenting on.   One touching on recent data pertaining to CTE Findings by Boston University and supporting arguments […]

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