Back to School: Managing School and Sport This Fall Season

School bells all across the country are ringing, signaling another school year and the beginning of another fall sports season. As student-athletes start the new year, it is easy for them to worry about how they will manage good grades while also performing to their ability in their sport. Whether they are a senior going through the college application process, a freshman getting ready to play on their very first varsity level team or a middle school athlete excited to try a new sport, the worry is the same for all of them. As an athlete who has been there, done that, I know the stress and competing variables that occur when trying to be at your best both athletically and academically. […]

2017-09-05T18:06:29+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Back to School, Student-Athlete, Time Management|

How college coaches evaluate recruits

The recruiting process can be complicated and intense—even for college coaches. They are responsible for evaluating hundreds or even thousands of talented student-athletes every year, choosing only a select few for their rosters. If it sounds like an impossible task, you’re not far off. However, coaches have the recruiting process down to a science. They know what they are looking for and how to find it. […]

2017-08-14T17:50:03+00:00 August 14th, 2017|recruiting|

College Recruiting Series #6: How to get a scholarship offer—before you start high school

Stories about early recruiting have taken the college sports world by storm. Athletes as young as 10 years old are verbally committing to top Division I universities. If you’re scratching your head wondering how this can happen, you’re not alone—athletes and parents alike are asking the same question. However, the trend toward recruiting younger and younger athletes is quickly becoming the new norm. […]

2017-08-14T17:43:59+00:00 August 14th, 2017|college, NCSA, recruiting, scholarship, Tips and Tricks, youth sports|

Pre and Post Practice or Game Snack Ideas for the Busy Sports Parent 

There are so many challenging things about being a sports parent. One of those things is coming up with quick and healthy snacks for before and after practices or games. We have all been there…running from work and hustling to get our kids packed and out the door and we forget about having enough snacks to get our athletes fully fueled. The solution often ends up being to get hot dogs or burgers at the concession stand, or to frantically make a fast-food stop because your son or daughter is hungry and complaining in the back seat.  […]

2017-07-26T15:08:22+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

How to Recognize the Potential in All of Your Athletes

Often as a coach, it’s easy to pick out your star athletes. Usually they’re the ones hitting the ball out of the park, raining 3s on the court, or dodging linebackers to make the game-winning touchdown. But what about the smaller, quieter, or less agile teammates – can you recognize potential in them too? Perhaps all they need is the right guidance to grow their skills and succeed in their sport. Here are a few tips on how to recognize potential in your most unexpected athletes.  […]

2017-07-21T13:15:11+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Coaching|