February 13, 2018

Dear Tauna,

Thanks so much for considering my situation. My son Sammy has been playing on the same travel soccer team with the same coach since he was 8 years old. He's now 12. It's been soccer year round for 4 years.

Sammy is clearly passionate about soccer. His coach...

December 18, 2017

My 13 year old son plays football and I can’t understand why the coach doesn’t play him more.  He loves the game and team but he's starting to lose interest. What can I do to get him more playing time?

Thirteen is a tricky age because it’s about the age when sports...

December 4, 2017

Dear Tauna,  There's a parent who constantly yells at the kids on my sons team but he really targets my son. How can I get him to stop?

Criticism is one of the most difficult aspects of sports and life. I am an adult and a seasoned athlete/warrior and it still makes me...

November 29, 2017

How do I choose the right coach / team for my soccer playing 7 year old?

Let’s face it we all want the very best for our kids and a good coach is one of them. Many parents want their children on the winning team, but that is not always the best thing for your child. Do...

November 13, 2017

The answer is simple - when your child has the skill set to successfully play the sport. The more successful the child is the more fun he will have and the more likely he will stick with team sports.  So if your one year old can kick and control a soccer ball - get her...

November 12, 2017

My 11 year old son Paul is trying out for his middle school basketball team next month.  Lots of boys are trying out, only 10 will be selected.  My son isn't the best player and I am not confident he will make the team.  I don't want to discourage him but I also don't...

November 10, 2017

The most important thing I have learned on this sports journey with my children is winning starts young.

I am bombarded with questions from moms and dads who have dreams and aspirations for their kids in sports on how to make them a better athlete. Through my father’s s...

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