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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
The youth sports program I volunteer for works with an organization called Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), which provides training for coaches of young athletes. We have been very happy with the quality of their presentations to our volunteer / parent coaches. PCA provide a framework and series of strategies that help coaches provide a higher quality experience for the players. The founder of Positive Coaching Alliance is Jim Thompson, a faculty member with Stanford University and the author of a number of books including "Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple Impact Competitor".