Baseball and Mental Toughness

Youth Baseball Makes Kids Mentally Tough Youth baseball makes kids mentally tough. I can’t imagine there is much debate there other than challenging the virtue of mental toughness. Think about it. A kid pitching and allowing hit after hit and losing a game. Or striking out for the third time in the game or making…

2019 Reno Dads Guide to Youth Baseball and Softball in Reno

Youth Baseball and Softball in Reno It’s that time of year again when registration for spring youth sports are opening up and parents all over Reno are clearing their calendars for baseball, softball, soccer, and every other sport hosting spring leagues. With so many options, we wanted to compile a list of community and private…

6 Reasons Why I Have My Kids in Sports

I am the kind of dad that will support my sons in whatever endeavor they choose to pursue – it doesn’t matter to me if it’s art, programming, dance, baking or puppet shows. I will match every ounce of energy they want to put into what makes them happy. But, while they’re still exploring their…

A Coach’s Promise to You and Your Kid

With another season of coaching around the corner (go Washoe Little League and Northern Nevada Sports and Recreation!) I have been reflecting a lot on what can make me a better coach and what can make my kids work better as a team. So, to follow up my “Help Me Coach Your Kid” article, I wanted to communicate…

Help Me Coach Your Kids

I am blessed with the opportunity to share some of my time with your children as a coach. I love to work on technique, to be a positive influence on their day, and watch them grow and develop over time due to hard work and perseverance. I just have one request: help me coach your…

Participation Trophies: The Great Debate

Kids today… they’re lazy, entitled, underachieving parasites. Why? Sports participation trophies, obviously. These trophies have become the scapegoat for all the problems we have with today’s youth. It makes me wonder what the previous generations blamed kids “softness” on. Rock n Roll? Indoor plumbing? The automobile? The chief complaint is that we tell our children…

The Greatest of All Time

I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s. My heroes Michael Jordan, Ken Griffey Jr., Wayne Gretzky, and Joe Montana are some of the greatest of all time in their sports. We still debate this today. I cannot imagine a better time to grow up – maybe the 1960s when the Yankees were back, ok,…