Chalk Talk With Coach Dave: Leadership with Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly

Part of playing sports and being a respected teammate is the ability to lead others toward a shared goal – To Win. I was fortunate to attend a Leadership presentation by Pirates President Frank Coonelly and speak with him on the topic of Leadership. The Leadership qualities Mr. Coonelly uses to run his organization,

Chalk Talk With Coach Dave: Leadership with Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly2019-02-27T11:59:24-04:00

Chalk Talk With Coach Dave: Happiness is in the Playing

In today's ultra competitive, tryouts at 7 years old, win at all cost, A-team/B or C-team, youth sports environment...is it any wonder kids are dropping out of organized youth sports at all time high levels, this before they enter jr. high! I've been speaking to children lately who have succumbed to the stress and pressure

Chalk Talk With Coach Dave: Happiness is in the Playing2019-01-08T11:38:36-04:00

On Being A Role Model

My favorite quote on being a role model comes from former University of Texas National Championship Head Coach Mack Brown. When asked about being a role model and what he teaches his football players about being leaders and noble young men he says "Don't ever walk by a child without stopping and shaking his hand

On Being A Role Model2018-12-18T16:16:14-04:00

Kids NEED Unstructured, Free Play!

Did you know...Michael Jordan had his agent insert a "love of the game" clause into his NBA contract that allowed him to play basketball whenever and wherever he wanted. Why? He understood the value and benefit of unstructured, pickup play. The era of the backyard, unstructured play of kids getting together, making up games, and

Kids NEED Unstructured, Free Play!2018-11-12T14:04:18-04:00