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 […]
The Coach’s Kitchen
My name is Chris Mallette and I welcome you to the Coach’s Kitchen. Why name it that? Well, as a young man I enjoyed the guilty pleasure of watching the WWE and The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, was one of my favorite wrestlers. He had the one liner, “Can you smeeellllll – what the Rock is cookin’!” So I thought, as I cook up some thoughts for people to digest, you can decide if I’m cooking a great feast or horse manure.
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 […]
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 […]