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We (respectfully) disagree.

The 2018 Winter Olympics came and went with the tiny country of Norway dominating the field. According to the head of their Olympic team, much of their success can be attributed to their approach to youth sport: In Norway, children are encouraged to join… Continue Reading “We (respectfully) disagree.”

Cuts like a knife – but it feels so…

Wrong. It feels wrong. The following is the ‘non-edited for newspaper’ version of an OpEd that @Lauren_Sulz and @LouiseHumbert and I wrote for the Edmonton Journal’s Opinion Page. (Image to the right is from Active for Life – more good reading over there!) The… Continue Reading “Cuts like a knife – but it feels so…”

Another way?

Welcome to what is now the third installment of the “Youth Sport” series (I really need a better name for this…)! Post #1 addressed some issues with school sport. Post #2 was a look at winning vs. development. My friend, Andy Vasily (whom I… Continue Reading “Another way?”

Winning VS Development: not even close…

This post is the first of what I intend to be a bit of a series on youth sport and kind of picks up where A Sporting Chance left off.  I want to chat briefly about winning vs. development in child and youth sport… Continue Reading “Winning VS Development: not even close…”

Ol’ Yeller

OK – time for the first rant of my blogging career…  Why do we tolerate  / allow coaches (especially, but not exclusively, in school sport) to yell at youth?  Allow me to share the impetuses for my rant. Exhibit#1: I was watching a junior… Continue Reading “Ol’ Yeller”

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