Category Archives: Youth Sports

Information and inspiration regarding youth sports and related topics.

Might isn’t Measured in Height

I recently interviewed Ta’Dajah (Dada) Solomon’s Mom, Tamesha Stewart about Dada’s incredible journey and development as a basketball player.  I had the pleasure of coaching Dada during several seasons in East Lansing.  I hope you will find her story inspiring.  … Continue reading

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Your Job as a Coach Doesn’t End

I have been coaching youth in baseball and basketball for a long time.  I am constantly trying to improve.  If you have read my other blog posts you see that I have interviewed coaches that I admire and believed they … Continue reading

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When Convenience Becomes Customary

Check out my November 27, 2012 article in The Evolllution entitled When Convenience Becomes Customary.

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The Journey of Launching a New Program

Check out my article in the May 5, 2015 edition of The Evolllution entitled The Journey of Launching a New Program  

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Attitudinal Adjustment

I am not a sports psychologist but I would guess that there is a word in sports psychology vocabulary to describe a player who believes they don’t have to work hard because they think they are already good enough (if … Continue reading

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Incredible Team – a Season of Firsts

I have spent the better part of the last four months coaching (along side co-coach Fordell) a recreational 4th grade girls basketball team in my community.  As many of you know, coaching youth or being involved in their development is … Continue reading

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The Suzy Merchant Test

I am stealing the following story from a blog post written by Scott Westerman, Michigan State University’s Associate  Vice president for Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the MSU Alumni Association.  Click here to read the original article. Every high … Continue reading

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Start Spreadin’ the News!!

If you didn’t get a chance to catch the East Lansing Varsity Boys basketball team this past season — be sure to mark your calendars now for the 2011 season.  The EL Boy’s program is back in large part to … Continue reading

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Meet Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis – You Will be Glad You Did!

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis is Gatorade’s State and National Girls Basketball Player of the year.  She is also the Naismith National High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year for 2011.  These … Continue reading

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Improving Your Brain Game!

Youth basketball season is in full swing.  I am currently coaching 6th grade girls and we spend a lot of time talking about mental focus.  If you have been talking about this same issue with your youth player — check … Continue reading

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