Tara Zollinger – winner of two field hockey national championships as a player at Maryland and another one just last month as an assistant coach at Syracuse – shares her tips for helping coaches connect with kids and propel them to rewarding seasons.
Ike Hilliard, wide receivers coach for the Washington Redskins, savored incredible youth sports experiences growing up. Use his advice for teaching skills, impacting lives and making your season a life-long memory for all your players.
Tim McDonald, former Pro Bowl safety for the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers and current defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills, shares his youth coaching secrets for making the most of your practices.
University of Virginia lacrosse coach Dom Starsia, the sport’s all-time winningest Division I coach, talks about the importance of defining your core principles, speaking truthfully and having fun with your youth teams.
All young players go through hitting slumps at some point during their participation. Use these tips, courtesy of Utah State softball coach Steve Johnson, to help your players regain their confidence, their swing and their ability to get on base.
Many youth soccer games are decided by penalty kicks, when it’s up to the goalie to come up with a big save. The New England Revolution’s Karl Spratt shares his secrets for helping your young goalies read the shooters, react and make those game-deciding saves during crunch time.
University of Denver lacrosse coach Bill Tierney, winner of six NCAA championships and a U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee, shares a great practice tip to raise your team’s defensive intensity and focus on this important part of the game.
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