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Questions about coaching young athletes? Want to know more about sports training? Let our GameChanger series help you find the right answer. Every month we answer questions from the community about youth athletic development. From parenting challenges, to sports development, to moral decision making; if you have a question, we can help.

The Importance (and Unimportance) of Club Volleyball

2019-02-25T15:57:34-05:00

The club volleyball question In 20+ years of coaching, I’ve been asked many questions about volleyball. Some technical, some position-specific, and some really challenging. But the most common ones asked are about joining a Club Volleyball program. “What is club volleyball?" "When should my athlete start?" "Who is the best [...]

The Importance (and Unimportance) of Club Volleyball2019-02-25T15:57:34-05:00

Coach vs. Parent

2019-02-10T01:50:17-05:00

Hey Coach, My daughter is playing volleyball with the local recreation league, and she feels like she is not getting a fair chance to show off what she can do. I have attended practices and in my opinion, I believe that the coach favors her daughter over my own. While [...]

Coach vs. Parent2019-02-10T01:50:17-05:00

Burnout or Fade Away?

2018-03-16T22:53:03-05:00

Hey Coach, This year has been all soccer for my son. He has played almost nonstop from the freshman season until now, and has become an excellent striker; starting for the varsity team as a sophomore. While I am proud of all he has accomplished, I am beginning to see [...]

Burnout or Fade Away?2018-03-16T22:53:03-05:00

How do I Gain a Larger Competitive Edge?

2018-03-16T23:01:50-05:00

Hey Coach, I have been playing competitive tennis for three years now, and I seem to have hit a plateau. Although I feel like I am doing everything I can to get better, my win percentage seems to stay the same. How do I get better, faster? - Love-30 [...]

How do I Gain a Larger Competitive Edge?2018-03-16T23:01:50-05:00

What Should my Athlete do in the Offseason?

2018-03-16T23:02:49-05:00

Hey Coach, My son is entering high school next year. He was a starter on his 8th grade team, but the HS players seem so much larger and faster than him. I’m worried that freshman year will find him on the bench. How should I prepare him this summer? - [...]

What Should my Athlete do in the Offseason?2018-03-16T23:02:49-05:00

Should My Daughter Change Sports?

2018-03-16T23:04:18-05:00

Hey Coach, My daughter has been playing basketball since she was 8 years old. She started at our local parks department, and rapidly moved into travel ball. The problem is she is now 13 years old, 5’1”, and not going to get much taller. She is a good athlete, but [...]

Should My Daughter Change Sports?2018-03-16T23:04:18-05:00