Youth Sports Club Management

minor hockey tryouts

How to Run a Minor Hockey Tryout in 2021

While the goal of hockey tryouts might be simple – to form a team – getting there requires a lot of planning and organization. Without a plan in place, minor hockey evaluations can be chaotic. It can result in long … Read More

club volleyball tryouts

How to Run a Modern Club Volleyball Tryout

When Northern Virginia Volleyball Association’s President and CEO Rodrigo Gomes first started with the organization, he was shocked at the inefficiencies around the club’s tryouts process. “I showed up at the facility and I saw a line of kids outside … Read More

volleyball recruiting

How to Use Player Evaluations in the Recruiting Process

After years of youth and high school sports leagues, you’ve reached the next stage of your career – college athletics.  Playing at the collegiate level is likely much more complicated than any league you’ve played in so far, and it … Read More

team communication and feedback

The Importance of Team Communication & Feedback, All Year Long

A coach’s job is never done—from skill development to administrative tasks like scheduling, and off-season training, there’s a lot that goes into being a good coach. And while player development is one of the most important aspects of coaching, the … Read More

club volleyball player evaluation

Why Club Coaches Should Evaluate & Share Feedback With Players During The Season

After your club’s volleyball tryouts, you likely provide players with feedback on their performance, explain why they did or did not make the team, and a list of what they can improve on. Athletes can use this feedback to either … Read More

Volleyball Player Development Plan

How to Create a Volleyball Player Development Plan

While your volleyball club can put a lot of time and effort into securing the right facilities and hiring the right coaches, your club’s main objective is likely to develop athletes’ volleyball skills. This might sound simple, but a lot … Read More

soccer player development

How to Create a Soccer Player Development Plan

One of your youth soccer club’s main objectives is likely to develop athletes’ skills. Without a proper plan for improving skills, implementing a player development plan can be a vague and overwhelming objective for organizations. To make this achievable, create … Read More

hockey player development

How to Create a Hockey Player Development Plan

When youth hockey players enter your association, they — and their parents — are entrusting your program and its coaches to develop their skills so they can eventually progress to high school, college, or maybe even professional teams. To ensure … Read More

soccer parents

Never Underestimate the Influence of Soccer Parents

When you think about recruiting efforts for your soccer club, you likely think about how to successfully attract new athletes. However, the key could be figuring out ways to appeal to players’ parents. After all, parents are the ones who … Read More

Lacrosse Drills

The Most Effective At-Home Individual Lacrosse Drills [Guest Post: Victorem Gear]

Lacrosse, a timeless game, originally known as stickball, is a high-energy sport. It is not for the weak. So, there is no time to slack off. A lacrosse player needs to do consistent and intentional training to stay in shape … Read More