Transformational Coaching or just coaching

Transformational Coaching or just coaching

We’ve known Coach David Dickson for many years and he recently mentioned the book InSideOut Coaching & the idea of transformational coaching. Youth basketball is struggling in many ways & at times we lose sight of “the why” of sports. So we asked Coach Dickson: When in your career did you discover transformational coaching? And why do […]

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I love to watch you play!

I love to watch you play!

Discovered ilovetowatchyouplay.com recently and wanted to connect you with the site. They say “No matter how good your child is or isn’t at playing sports, according to a survey conducted over 30 years by two coaches and athletic administrators what young athletes want to hear most from their parents after a sporting event is,“I love to […]

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What’s your body language on the court and on bench?

What’s your body language on the court and on bench?

We love this video clip … your overall attitude & body language DOES matter. TourneyLifeDoug DeVries has been working in youth basketball for over 25 years. He has a passion to see sports in balance in life, for kids to thrive in sports, and for parents to enjoy the entire process. https://www.tourney.life

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7 Reasons Your Players can’t shoot the basketball

7 Reasons Your Players can’t shoot the basketball

We love reading Coach Mac’s emails. Learn more about his programs and philosophy at ChampionshipCoachingCourse.com Here is his list of the 7 reasons your players are not great shooters (yet). TourneyLifeDoug DeVries has been working in youth basketball for over 25 years. He has a passion to see sports in balance in life, for kids to […]

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4 Insights for Parents from a Coach & a Parent

4 Insights for Parents from a Coach & a Parent

We asked Roger De Boer – longtime high school basketball coach, parent, and business owner – the following question: What advice/encouragement would you give a parent with a child in youth basketball?  Take a look at his 4 insights that really will change the way you approach your child, their participation in youth sports, AND […]

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People involved in youth basketball games are forgetting their role

People involved in youth basketball games are forgetting their role

There are 4 roles in youth basketball: Players, Coaches, Referees, and Parents/Spectators. …and there is a problem. We are forgetting our roles. Parents yell at refs. Parents are coaching from sidelines. Coaches complain and yell at the refs. Players are arguing with the refs. What’s your role?  TourneyLifeDoug DeVries has been working in youth basketball […]

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