Quick quiz! What is the first word or phrase that pops into your head if I say Thanksgiving?
Advice for Youth Sports Coaches from Brian McBride
McBride explains the privilege coaches around impacting kids for life. He offers coaches perspective on the experience and feelings they had growing up and playing sports .
Interview with Coach Skip Hall
Skip Hall coached football at the University of Washington under the legendary Don James before becoming the head coach at Boise State University. After moving into the business arena to recruit, manage, and coach teams for AFLAC, Skip traveled the country speaking to business leaders.
Interview with Randy Winn on the Referee Shortage in Idaho
Veteran official Randy Winn shared some thoughts with the Idaho Youth Sports Commission about his career as a basketball official in Idaho and the challenges facing schools and youth sports organizations due to the current referee shortage in Idaho.
Boise State University’s Brian King Contributes Insights on the Lasting Impact of Coaches
Veteran Bronco Brian King agreed to share with Idaho Youth Sports Commission (IYSC) some of the best lessons that came from his coaches throughout his playing career. He also relays experiences as a parent, coaching his own kids, and then as a Dad in the stands to three accomplished players.
Are You Parent A or Parent B?
Parent A has empathy for his son (a daughter would never not complete her assignment) and understands how badly he wants to participate. Parent B also has empathy but takes the Papa Bear approach and becomes angry.
What Did You Fail at This Week?
Each week at the dinner table Sara Blakely’s father would ask her and her brother, “What did you fail at this week?” If they had nothing to tell him, he would be disappointed.
Burnout Prevention Strategies for Coaches, Parents, and Athletes
With today’s intense youth sport environment, the frequency of athlete burnout is becoming a concern. Coaches, parents, and athletes themselves can engage in certain practices to decrease the likelihood of athlete burnout. Below are a few suggestions for how to help athletes stay motivated in sport and avoid burnout.