Valrico Rams


No sports team is successful without working together to reach a common goal. Teamwork is essential to a good performance from any sports team, professional or not, and is a great way to teach children certain life lessons, such as cooperating well with others and taking responsibility for actions. Read more



Parents can play many roles in sport – athlete or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model, and critic. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical sport socialization agents. Read more


Quality Coaching

Time and time again when speaking to parents of athletes as well as with my own students I hear something similar to this: “I had this coach who made us run laps when it was obvious that he couldn’t do what we were asked to do.” While some parents or athletes may not be concerned about the physical fitness of the coach, I am. Let me explain why role modeling as a coach goes beyond just “character building.” Read more


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