How to Create a Positive Youth Sports Culture

How to Create a Positive Youth Sports Culture

In June, a brawl broke out at a 12-under softball tournament in Tennessee. No, it wasn’t pre-teen girls fighting – it was their parents. As parents threw punches and tackled each other to the ground, the young athletes could be … Read More

Risk Management Tips for Youth Sports Organizations

Risk Management Tips for Youth Sports Organizations

KidsIn game-time scenarios, it can sometimes pay off for coaches and players to take a risk. But when it comes to the overall management of a youth sports organization, there is no room for risk-taking. Youth sports clubs have the … Read More

Market your youth sports clubs using social media

How to Promote Your Youth Sports Club Using Social Media

You might cringe at the mention of social media, but believe it or not, it can be one of the greatest marketing tools for promoting your youth sports club. Social media is free to use as a marketer making it … Read More

Good Youth Sports Organization encourage kids to learn over winning

5 Signs of a Good Youth Sports Organization

If asked to think of an example of a good, well-run youth sports organization, one team probably comes to mind. Now think of a bad youth sports organization. A couple of examples likely come to mind.  What’s the difference between … Read More

Creating a budget for your youth sports team can be easy

10 Easy Steps to Creating a Youth Sports Club Budget

While the focus of a youth sports club might be securing coaches, players, equipment, and facilities, an organization can’t function without the money to fund the team and its needs for the season. To ensure a youth sports team has … Read More

Youth Sports Can Leverage Player Stats

4 Ways Youth Sports Club Can Leverage Player Stats

In recent years, the book (and later, the movie) “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” has transformed Major League Baseball. Michael Lewis’ book showed MLB teams and players how statistics could be used to find success. The NBA … Read More

Setting Player & Coach Evaluation Criteria for Youth Sports

Setting Youth Sports Player & Coach Evaluation Criteria

As the season winds down, the focus of youth sports organizations shifts from games and practices to wrapping up the year and preparing for next season. A large part of that process is conducting evaluations for both coaches and players. … Read More

Youth Sports Financial Goals

6 Noteworthy Youth Sports Club Financial Goals

When one thinks of running a youth sports club, setting financial goals usually isn’t top of mind. But planning for how to manage the club’s finances is crucial to running a successful program. Youth sports team have to be able … Read More

Should you text parents in youth sports

Should you use text messages to communicate with parents?

Best Practices for Communicating Via Text with Parents in Youth Sports Write an email. Send it out to all parents and families. Answer questions later that were addressed in the email, making it clear no one read it. And wash-rinse-repeat … Read More

Youth Sports Club Equipment

How to Supply Your Youth Sports League with Awesome Equipment On a Budget [Guest Post: Lacrosse Scoop]

Sports are an expensive hobby for everyone involved. A sports league costs families, coaches, and members of the organization who make it all possible. To have enough money to kick start the sports league is one thing, but finding a … Read More