COVID 19 has had an impact on everyone in the world. As a high school football coach and athletic director, social distancing has changed the entire landscape of how we traditionally prepare for an upcoming season. Without spring sports to compete in, club 7 on 7 teams and competitions, weight rooms and coaching clinics and […]
Christopher Mallette's Author Page
Coach Mallette has spent twenty-three years as a volunteer coach in Chicago. He currently serves as an Assistant Football Coach for Illinois State Champion Phillips High School and as Head Coach for his son’s neighborhood youth football program. Prior to that, he served on the football coaching staffs at Whitney Young Magnet High School, Simeon Career Academy High School and DeLaSalle Institute. He has coached every position on the field and served as an offensive and special teams coordinator and strength and conditioning coach. He also served as Athletic Director for Hales Franciscan High School for two years. Coach Mallette has also coached boys basketball, boys and girls track and field, girls volleyball, boys lacrosse, boxing, weight lifting, and wrestling.
Christopher Mallette is the Executive Director of the Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy. The Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy seeks to dramatically reduce group and gang violence in the City of Chicago. Prior to assuming this role with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Mr. Mallette has served in the City of Chicago’s Mayor’s Office as the Director of Community Safety Initiatives, where he focused upon youth violence prevention, juvenile justice, gang intervention and prevention and ex-offender reentry initiatives. Before his appointment to the Mayor’s Office, Mr. Mallette served as the Executive Director of Chicago’s Juvenile Intervention Support Center.
Mr. Mallette has devoted his life to advocating for social justice and serving residents and children in urban communities. He has been a featured guest on ABC’s “Nightline”, the CBS Evening News, “Fox in the Morning” news broadcast, CNN, and Fox News “Hannity and Colmes.” Mr. Mallette is a Princeton University graduate and received his Law Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Christopher and his wife Kendall have four children; Luke age 18, Zion age 16, Judah age 11 and Levi who is 8 years old.
Sport Specialization in Youth Athletics
Welcome back to the Coach’s Kitchen. Our topic today is sport specialization in youth athletics and the idea of student-athletes playing one sport year-round at an early age rather than playing multiple sports. I will address some notable pros and cons and then, as always, render my opinion. One of the driving forces behind specialization […]
The Recruiting Experience
This one is for the parents. I encourage every parent to focus on the most important factor in determining where your child should attend college as a potential student-athlete. It can be summed up in one simple question, which is, “What school is the best fit for my child?” Not the best team or program […]