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Applying the 10/90 Rule to Coaching

Applying the 10/90 Rule to Coaching

  Many motivational speakers have made a few dollars promoting the concept of the 10/90 Rule. They want to empower their listeners to take control of their lives and not to feel that they are helpless with their future. They cite the 10/90 Rule which states basically that 10% of life are the events that [...]

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90 for 90. 90 Programs in 90 Days

90 for 90. 90 Programs in 90 Days

     Kudda’s mission is to help coaches become GREAT coaches. We feel that the impact a GREAT coach has on the players is exponential. A coach will impact 15 players a season or possibly 40 players a year. Over the coach’s lifetime over 500 players may be positively impacted. We want to help coaches [...]

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Where is the development in youth basketball?

Where is the development in youth basketball?

This article was re-printed with permission from Brian McCormick, PhD. on Learn to Coach Basketball. Brian is also the author of  The 21st Century Basketball Practice   Where is the development in youth basketball? In the last two weeks, I have officiated 10 middle-school and freshmen basketball games, boys and girls. The complete lack of [...]

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New Years Resolutions for Coaches

New Years Resolutions for Coaches

This is a reprint from an article I wrote last year for Sports Fitness Network   Many of us have created a few New Year’s Resolution to improve ourselves personally. Usually these include something about losing weight or exercising more and will last for a few weeks (for me they lasted a few hours). However, [...]

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Best Ever Message for Parents of Youth Sports

Best Ever Message for Parents of Youth Sports

We recently came across a wonderful video talk from John O’Sullivan at last year’s TEDxBend. The message that John discusses is the pressure that drives kids away from sports. In particular John shares an outstanding phrase that parents should use with their children. Simply telling them, “I love watching you play” takes a lot of [...]

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Secrets to Better Practice Plans

Secrets to Better Practice Plans

     In my recent presentation to the Massachusetts PE teaches, the MAPHERD convention, I focused on how we can create better practice plans that actually taught instead of just keeping players busy. The great John Wooden said, “Never mistake activity for achievement.”      The problem that was addressed was the common scenario of [...]

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Using Kudda Games to Help Teach Lacrosse

Using Kudda Games to Help Teach Lacrosse

Over the past few years we have heard from countless coaches throughout the country comment on how they use the Kudda Game of the Week to help teach various facets of the game to their players. It is an excellent way to see how the drills and offenses that teams work on in practice are [...]

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Helping Parents Gain Perspective

Helping Parents Gain Perspective

There is a wonderful article making it’s way around the blogosphere by Dr. Louis Profeta about helping parents gain a more sane approach to youth sports. If you haven’t read it yet, Kudda highly recommends it as it helps to point out some common occurrences of parents having their priorities skewed. I loved the reasoning [...]

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