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New Basketball Content

New Basketball Content

Kudda is pleased to announce that we have some new basketball videos provided by the coaches of the Iowa Player Development Academy. We shot these over the course of a few days and are still processing them as we speak. Kudda got the first 45 drills up on the site and will continue to add [...]

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Is This True? Winning and Coaching Boys and Girls

Is This True? Winning and Coaching Boys and Girls

Is the following true? Boys have to win to feel good Girls have to feel good to win This is a very simple phrase that has lots of implications. It suggests that: Boys play sports for the thrill of winning while girls play sports for camaraderie. There is more psychological and emotional factors for girls [...]

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Why are Baseball Games Getting Longer?

Why are Baseball Games Getting Longer?

What has happened to the game of baseball lately? The games are getting longer and parent’s patience are getting shorter. Why do the youth games take so much longer to play? Why are games lasting well over 2 1/2 hours for a 7 inning game? Are the strike zones suddenly smaller so there are more [...]

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Follow- Up to Penn Charter Hits

Follow- Up to Penn Charter Hits

Many of you have contacted Kudda expressing outrage on the dirty hits exhibited by the Penn Charter player in a game last week. There has been much discussion on various forums and the general feeling is disgust. The Penn Charter coach, Pat McDonough, did not see the actual hits and is frustrated about the subsequent [...]

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Coaches Need to Control Their Players

Kudda was at the McDonogh Penn Charter lacrosse game this afternoon which McDonogh won easily 14-5. Kudda is looking at broadcasting an MIAA lacrosse game of the week and Booker Corrigan and Kudda are getting the logistics worked out. McDonogh had two of their first midfielders knocked out of the game by cheap shots from [...]

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Summary of AAHPERD Presentation on Youth Sports

Summary of AAHPERD Presentation on Youth Sports

I was recently at the AAHPERD convention in Indianapolis attending some of the youth coaching workshops and presentations. I went to the “10 Things Youth Coaches Should Know” presented by Rick Howard and Jay Coakley. They were able to combine research and their own experience to convey certain areas that coaches should be aware of, [...]

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Wrestling Parents

One of the worst experiences as a sports parent was the year my son, Kyle, wrestled when he was in the 1st grade. We’d go to these all day tourneys. Get there at 6:30 am for weighins… first match starts at 8:45. Over 15 seconds later as Kyle gets pinned by a kid 7 years [...]

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Basketball Coaches: The “Latin” of Coaching

Basketball Coaches: The “Latin” of Coaching

If you go to any bookstore’s Sports section, chances are that you will see a disproportionate number of coaching books written by basketball coaches. Seriously, check it out next time you’re in Barnes and Noble. So that got me thinking, “Why is that?” Do basketball coaches have a secret formula on great coaching? What is [...]

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