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March 6, 2021
Do We Really Want to Go Back to Normal?
As we work our way back to “normal” in what hopefully will soon be a post-pandemic world, we have an opportunity to approach our youth sports parenting differently. While maybe not the way we would have asked for, we were nonetheless
February 8, 2021
SUPER Reason to Play Multiple Sports
If you follow us on social media, you may have seen the following post before the National Football League?s AFC and NFC championships games a couple of weeks back. Yes, that?s Aaron Rodgers shown as a child posing for anything
August 1, 2020
2-4-1 Sports Camp – Muggles enjoying the big red truck
One of the great joys of seeing 2-4-1 Sports grow is working with young, passionate Camp Directors at various locations who want to bring the “Life’s 2 Short 4 Just 1 Sport” philosophy to their local community. Well, one such
June 19, 2020
A Juneteenth Message from 2-4-1 Sports
Black lives matter. And while we have always believed this, we have not always pronounced it. For that, we must apologize, we, at 2-4-1 Sports will be better and do better
April 28, 2020
The Original 2-4-1 Video – now a decade old.
Produced in 2010 using still photos from our first two summers of camp, this great video created by then 2-4-1 parent, Vincent Briganti was a true gift to us and showed us the promise of our messaging.
April 27, 2020
Everyone should be “Missing” High School Sports
As so many teenagers around the country are literally and figuratively “missing” their high school sports season, I sadly share this post from earlier this school year as I think there should be a lot more kids who have the
April 26, 2020
Is Waving Making a Comeback?
In the fall of 2014, I wrote the following piece that received lots of affirmative feedback. I am reposting here with a bit of a smile on my face. If there has been a silver lining in our current crisis,
April 25, 2020
Direction is More Important than Speed.
(Written originally in June, 2017 – this post resonates now as much as ever – and our direction remains clearly in the right direction!) It’s been over a decade since the local travel soccer coach told my then 9 year
April 24, 2020
It’s Like Riding a Bike
(Each day we’re taking past newsletters and adding them to the 2-4-1 Blog Enjoy today’s piece from this time two years ago where we took a deeper dive into the concept of physical literacy development – in action.) ?It?s like
April 23, 2020
Parenting Never Stops….
Is it just me, or does it seem that there is a direct correlation between how fast time flies and our own age? I swear, the older I get, the more time flies!It?s nearly the middle of February in 2020
February 7, 2018
One Bite At A Time…
One Bite at a Time (From the archives (Sept 2017) It?s been a little over 3 years since the Aspen Institute?s Sport and Society Program recognized 2-4-1 Sports as one of 8 model programs in the United States in the original Project Play report. I
January 22, 2018
Why do we make kids choose sports?
A few weeks back, I received an almost frantic Saturday night email from a great 2-4-1mom whose kids attended our camp in years past. While they’ve since moved to another New England town not unlike West Hartford, she’s been so good to stay
January 21, 2018
Explaining Physical Literacy Through an Irish Dancing NFL Running Back
For those of you who have read my newsletters over the years, you?re by now quite familiar with my Irish heritage. Hard to get away from it when you?re one of eight children and have 77 first cousins. Well, of
January 17, 2018
My Muhammed Ali Connection
In our upstairs den is a framed artifact that Kerry gave to me for my birthday 20 years ago when we still lived in Seattle. She was pregnant with our oldest daughter who would be born a couple of months
January 12, 2018
Will You Run With Me….
I was being interviewed for the Quality Coaching Collective podcast by my friend Martin Reader (Canadian Beach Volleyball Olympian) a few weeks back and he asked me a powerful question. “Can you share a story that really captures why you love what you do?” I didn’t hesitate