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  2. Gentlemen, great discussion points. In this day an age multi sport star athletes have become a lost art for many reasons. It's unfortunate that the Basketball coach does not want to share top athletes w/ the football program and football coach does not want to share it's top athletes with baseball, so on an so on....
  3. Big news in the NCAA sports realm, as this may start to shape what college athlete compensation will look like.
  4. Mike Herbert is a teacher, coach and athletic director with a PhD specific to the teaching of health. In this interview he provides practical and theoretical insights into the role a parent should play in supporting the academic/athletic careers of their kids. Among the ideas he shares is the "triangle of communication" that should exist between the athletes, parents, and coaches.
  5. Jerry Rullo, a high school football player in Philadelphia's Inter-Ac league, penned a letter to school and league administrators arguing in favor of holding a Fall season. Current plans are to begin competitive play in January. He rallied players from across the league to his cause, making a compelling case based on the idea that compressing multiple sports into a Winter / Spring season will cause unnecessary harm to student athletes. As of the time of this writing, the league is still aiming to start competition in January.
  6. One of the all-time winningest coaches in the history of college soccer talks about the challenges faced by athletes, coaches and administrators during the pandemic.
  7. An enlightening interview with Paul Goldstein about tennis during the COVID epidemic. Paul describes his personal path to one of America's great Universities, while shedding light on the status of his own sport, and the broader world of youth and college athletics in these challenging times. SHOW LESS
  8. A hotly contested topic in youth athletics is whether athletes should specialize or play multiple sports. Nick Bollettieri showed that athletes can rise to great heights by focusing time and attention on one sport, and today's club model tends to emulate that concept. But scientific evidence supports the health benefits of "diversifying" an athlete's training. VJ Stanley of Balanced Excellence addresses the topic in this interview.
  9. Yesterday Governor Wolf of Pennsylvania (my home State) urged the closure of all youth sports programs until January. I fear that is a short-sighted directive that highlights a broader failure of many in our society to recognize the positive power of sports for children and young adults. Moreover, COVID and other factors have put pressure on college athletic programs, causing some to debate the merits of the very existence of NCAA sports. Again, I find this a misguided view that misses the impact that competition has in the development of young people. Let’s start with a simple sta
  10. Glad to hear it John!! And a waiver is definitely a necessity right now. Hopefully we will get some legal protections out of Washington at some point.
  11. Whitpain Township's Youth Football and Cheerleading programs are moving forward with their 2020 season under CDC guidlines and requiring a waiver.
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