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Why James Harrison was wrong about participation trophies

http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_James_Harrison.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSI know that I promised that the next podcast would be a Q & A podcast, and it will be… after we address this.   I wanted to post a timely response to James Harrison making his kids give back their participation trophy while […]

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CCA Podcast 009: Running a Tryout

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/cornerstonecoaching/CCA_Podcast_009_-_Conducting_Tryouts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS    In this episode you will learn: How to develop a fair tryout process How to maximize your indoor space How to manage your roster What to look for at each position How to measure during tryouts in case you are questioned by […]

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Pitcher Safety Part II – Post Pitching Recovery

Similar to the controversy surrounding the use and over use of youth pitchers, the debate of whether pitchers should use ice after a start  rages on in some circles. Many pitchers (including myself) just iced because it’s what we are supposed to do.  Many pitchers ice because they are afraid not to.  Some truly believe […]

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Effective Communication with Parents Part II: When you have to have a tough discussion

No matter how meticulous you are in developing relationships with parents, athletes and the community, you will always have parents who disagree with your coaching philosophy, your in game strategy, and your decisions regarding playing time.  These are inevitable.  If you don’t want to have these discussions, you should find another line of work.   […]

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Effective Communication with Parents Part I: Establishing the Groundwork

You will never be able to totally eliminate all parent problems, and no matter what you do, you will never be able to eliminate problems from the most extreme parents.  There is just no reasoning with unreasonable people.  However, there are several things you can do to minimize parental problems and use parents to your […]

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