The folks at TeamSnap posted an article I wrote for them on the TeamSnap blog:
My son’s baseball team, which I coach, just wrapped up a summer travel season in which they played 19 games over eight weeks—really seven if you consider the five-day moratorium over the Fourth of July holiday.
During that same span, we only managed eight practices. Do the math. It’s too many games and far too few practices. Sure, games are important. They’re important because kids have fun playing, because practice has to be building towards something and because kids learn a lot from executing under pressure.
But young athletes do not get better by playing games. They get better by practicing.
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