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The Rising Cost of Youth Sports in Money and Emotion

Posted in Media, Training, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags on January 22, 2015 by mboyle1959

Another good article on the sporting version of the Race to Nowhere from the NY Times.

Fun fact. Pat Aufiero of Winchester, Ma ( former MBSC clients and husband of current MBSC client Meghan) sent me this article. Quoted in the article is MBSC client and noted youth sports expert Bob Bigelow ( also of Winchester and father of MBSC staff member Steve Bigelow). How’s that for one degree of separation.

The Rising Cost of Youth Sports, in Money and Emotion

Another Vote Against Early Specialization

Posted in Guest Authors, Training, Youth Training with tags , on January 17, 2015 by mboyle1959

This a really well written piece.

The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports.

I know I’ve posted about this topic a lot but, we are still losing the battle. Be a parent. Stand up for what is right. Make hard decisions. Don’t follow the crowd and listen to some clown who only sees your wallet.

Should a Ten Year Old Change Teams?

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Training, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags on January 15, 2015 by mboyle1959

Here’s a great answer on whether your ten year old needs to move to a “high level” from USA Hockey’s ADM courtesy of Ken Martel. Before you read it, here’s my two cents. If your child is happy and improving, don’t do anything.

Should My Ten Year Old Switch Teams?

 

 

How Exercise Keeps Us Young

Posted in Guest Authors, MBSC News, Media, Training with tags , , , on January 9, 2015 by mboyle1959

Thanks to my friend Craig Liebenson  and the NY Times for this.

How Exercise Keeps Us Young

The bottom lie here is that with training what we view as aging is very preventable. We age more from disuse than use. Smart training can keep us moving well into our eighties. If you read the article you will see that the inclusion of strength training ( like an adult group session or a 1-1 session at MBSC) would solve the strength/ power loss.

A Little Mike Boyle Film Festival?

Posted in Core training, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Media, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Uncategorized with tags , on January 5, 2015 by mboyle1959

Stack Magazine put together a bunch of videos we did all on one YouTube link. Take a look. Quick videos on squatting, complexes, KB swings, overhead pressing and more.

 

Great Follow up Video on Full Ice Hockey

Posted in Hockey, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on December 31, 2014 by mboyle1959

Take a few minutes and watch this “full ice” video from USA Hockey before you demand that your kid play in a “real game”.

Full Ice?

Cross Ice Hockey Is Better for Kids.

Posted in Random Thoughts, Training, Youth Training on December 28, 2014 by mboyle1959

Parents hate cross ice hockey. It’s not a “real game”. The kids don’t follow the rules ( no icing, no off sides ) etc. etc. Guess what, parents are not very smart. Every good coach I know is a cross ice fan ( I know that list does not necessarily include your sons current full ice coach).

You know what happens in cross ice hockey? Kids touch the puck ( a lot), kids score goals. kids have fun.

Here’s a great read from Ferris State Coach Bob Daniels on Cross Ice Hockey

PS- If you are not a cross ice fan, just imagine having a conversation with another parent about your current field of expertise ( accounting, law, medicine, manufacturing) and that parent acting like they knew all about your field. Guess what, that’s what you sound like when you talk to a real hockey coach about hockey. Watching your local pro team does not make you a hockey expert any more than shopping at CVS makes you an expert on medicine.

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