Coach’s Corner: Ripken Tops Articles of Interest; PCA’s Trophy Time Case Study

Positive Coaching Alliance

Each week, Progress Avenue lists articles of interest about youth sports. This week’s lead is a piece from the Washington Post about MLB Hall of Famer and State Envoy Cal Ripken Jr.’s trip to Nigaragua:

Baseball Diplomacy: Amid Post-Election Violence, Hall of Famer Ripken Cultivates a Field of Dreams for Nicaraguan Children, (William Booth, Washington Post, 11/16).

Officials Tackle High School Sportsmanship, (Baird Helgeson, Tampa Tribune, 11/21).

For Athletes, Playing is All About The Experience, (Paul Valencia, The Columbian, 11/18).

Smyrna to Let Arrested Star Play, (Tom Kreager, Nashville Tennessean, 11/20).

Getting Cut is Part of Life and Sports, (Leland Gordon, Chico Enterprise-Record, 11/20).

Thanks to Doug Abrams for the articles. Abrams is a PCA Champion for Positive Coaching Alliance.

More from Positive Coaching Alliance:

Each month, Positive Coaching Alliance and its partners in the National Conversation distribute Case Studies to stimulate conversation among youth and high school sports parents, coaches and leaders about the elements of good (and bad) coaching.

This month’s study: Trophy Time:

The league your 10-year-old plays in does not award participation trophies, but some team’s coaches buy trophies and distribute them to their players. Your child is not on one of those teams.

  • What, if anything, do you say to your child’s coaches?
  • How, if at all, do you approach the subject with league administrators?
  • How do you address the situation with your child?

Share your answers on the Good Coaching Case Studies blog.