Small-Sided Games & Player Development

Many sports adapt or modify rules to create more meaningful competitive environments for young participants. On the playgrounds, young children modify rules to create more equal competition, but few organizations modify the game. Most modifications have to do with the size of the ball or the height of the basket. Small-sided games, and specifically 3v3, Read more about Small-Sided Games & Player Development[…]

Keeping Score & Changing Youth Sports

More and more, I think we blame the wrong things for the problems evident in youth sports. For instance, everyone blames AAU for everything bad about basketball, yet school teams often employ the same tactics. With young athletes, we often blame keeping score for the issues that arise. Neil Swidey writes about the issues of Read more about Keeping Score & Changing Youth Sports[…]