New Softball Practice Plan Ebook
John Blissenbach has just written a book to help youth softball coaches plan their softball practices. We caught up with him to find out more about the book and his softball coaching philosophy.
What motivated you to write your new book, Well-Prepared Coach™ – 25 Youth Softball Practice Plans?
During my 30+ years of coaching I noticed that youth... [Read more]
Michigan State’s Adreian Payne’s Biggest Fan: Lacey Holsworth
Michigan State’s Adreian Payne’s biggest fan may very well be Lacey Holsworth. When Payne and the Michigan State basketball team were visiting a hospital where Lacey was being treated for neuroblastoma (the most common cancer in childhood), the start of a special friendship began. Lacey selected Adreian to work out with at the hospital,... [Read more]
“All Hockey Hair Team 2013″ from the Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament
First a little background: The Urban Dictionary defines “Hockey Hair” as “long, untamed hair usually capped with a hat with wings of hair flowing and curling up from under it. This hair flows easily out of hockey helmets and is becoming popular with hockey players everywhere.”
Indiana has high school basketball, Texas has high... [Read more]
Two Points for Sportsmanship in High School Basketball
Mitchell Marcus, a special needs student from Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas, loves basketball. As student manager for his varsity high school basketball team, he’d been a big supporter of his teammates all season. His coach Peter Morales decided to surprise him by having him suit up for the last game. His teammates valiantly tried... [Read more]
I see your buzzer beater and raise you two
If you’ve ever watched Sports Center on ESPN or viewed viral videos from YouTube, you have an understanding that buzzer beaters can happen in the game of basketball. But, sometimes when the improbable seems next to impossible, buzzer beaters can still catch us by total surprise.
Here are three shining examples, each spectacular in their own... [Read more]
Brotherly Love Inspirational Sports Story
Conner and Cayden Long, two brothers from White House, Tennessee, have a special relationship. Cayden can not speak or walk on his own due to cerebral palsy. When Conner saw how much Cayden wanted to be part of training and racing, he pushed forward with plans to enter a triathlon.
For the races, Conner provides the brawn and Cayden provides the... [Read more]