OUR MISSION

Is to help 1,000,000 youth athletes, coaches and parents over the next 5 years. We want to help parents and coaches become the best mentor possible and tap the full potential of their athletes.  We want youth athletes to have fun and successful experiences through open relationships with coaches and parents while using proven training methods.   Building character and instilling core values with fun, engaging and challenging training systems that are developed in the trenches by top coaches and sports performance experts across the nation, as well as scientifically proven to work for long term athletic development. 

CONTRIBUTORS

We are thankful for our community of people who contribute to this page for the betterment of our youth athletes!  Please be sure to visit their sites and say “Thank You!”

DARYL WEBER

Daryl Weber was a record setting high school coach.  Coaching in Christiansburg, VA where his team won 14 consecutive high school team state championships (5 with him as assistant and 9 as head coach).  He was also a 3x All-American wrestler and NCAA Champion under the great Dan Gable at the University of Iowa.

For more than you'd ever want to know about Daryl Weber (click here)...


STEVE PRESTON

Steve Preston is the head Sports Performance Specialist at Youth Athlete Training. He has trained, taught and coached well over 10,000 athletes and students for over 20 years. His athletes have ranged from 6 year old rookies to the NFL. Steve has a Master of Science and Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education.  He is also a Youth Fitness Specialist. Steve is the author of ‘Ultimate Wrestling Strength’ and ‘Bodyweight Sports Training’.

For all the details on Steve (click here)...


DR. CAROLINE SILBY

Psychologist, Caroline Silby, Ph.D. Doctorate and Master Degree of Sports Psychology from the University of Virginia https://www.drsilby.com

Caroline Silby, Ph.D is a nationally recognized expert on the development of young female athletes, author of, Games Girls Play: Understanding and Guiding Young Female Athletes (St. Martin’s Press) and Adjunct Faculty member at American University. Dr. Silby has worked on an individual basis with two Olympic Gold Medalists, ten Olympians, three World Champions, eleven National Champions and over fifty National Competitors.

As an elite athlete, Dr. Silby was a member of the National Figure Skating Team. She later served on the U.S. Figure Skating Association Board of Directors and Athlete Advisory Council. Dr. Silby was appointed to the U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete Advisory Council, Collegiate Sports Council and Finance Committee. She teaches and consults at American University and the University of Delaware.

Currently Dr. Silby serves on the Board of the Kindness Counts Foundation, is an advisor to the Center for Sports Parenting, assists the Women’s Sports Foundation as a member of their Advisory Council, is a member of the American Ballet Theatre Advisory Board  and is a consultant to the American Girl Company.

Dr. Silby is a sought after expert and has appeared on numerous television programs including Oprah Winfery, CNN, ABC-Wide World of Sports, and Oxygen Television. She resides in Maryland where she has an active national practice.


SAM WEINMAN

Sam Weinman, author of Win at Losing:  How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead To Our Greatest Gains (available on Amazon.com)  He's also the digital editor for Golf Digest, where he's been since 2009. Prior to that he covered golf and the NHL for The Journal News in Westchester, N.Y., and wrote for publications that included Golf Digest, USA Today, Golf World, Yahoo! Sports, ESPN the Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. He's been honored with multiple first place awards in the Associated Press Sports Editors and Golf Writers Association of America writing contests.


JOEY MYERS

founder of hittingperformancelab.com

Joey Myers is the founder of the Hitting Performance Lab.  He played 4 years of Division-1 baseball at Fresno State from 2000-2003.  He’s a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the International Youth and Conditioning Association (IYCA), and the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).  I’m also partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).

I’m a certified Youth Fitness Specialist (YFS) through the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and Vinyasa yoga instructor…AND, I’m also certified in the Functional Muscle Screen (FMS).

I’ve spent 11+ years in the corrective fitness field, and have a passionate curiosity to help other players – just like yours – dramatically improve performance through the science of human movement.


MIKE KUCHAR

co-founder and Senior Research Manager, xandolabs.com 

Mike Kuchar serves as co-founder and Senior Research Manager of X&O Labs. Kuchar has spent the last 15 years of his writing career researching and reporting on the newest trends and innovations in the game. His work has been featured in various national publications including ESPN Magazine, USA Today, and CBSports.com as well as coaching trade publications. Since starting X&O Labs, Kuchar has authored several special reports including the Zone Read Study, the Quarters Coverage Study and the 4-2-5 Defense Study.  Aside from his journalistic pursuits, Kuchar has been a coach for 14 years, both at the high school and college level as a head coach and a defensive coordinator. Currently he is the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at New Providence High School in New Jersey.


Dr. Jim Gels

founder of www.coachesclipboard.net

Coach Gels resides in Charlevoix, Michigan and is a physician, now retired, after actively practicing the speciality of Internal Medicine for many years. He grew up in St. Henry, Ohio and graduated from Miami University (1968) and the Ohio State University College of Medicine (1972), and did his residency in Internal Medicine at Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Mi), finishing in 1975.  He is a former Chief of Staff at Charlevoix Area Hospital, Charlevoix, Mi, and former director of both Intensive Care and the Non-Invasive Cardiac Lab. Dr. Gels is board-certified in Internal Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Coach Gels has been happily married since 1970 and has two grown children.

His basketball experience comes from playing the game every year from childhood until the age of 40 (amateur level). He then became involved in coaching basketball and has coached youth basketball and high school basketball for the last 30 years, both in the Charlevoix Youth Basketball Association and also the Charlevoix Northern Lakers (AAU) club.


Trevor McLean

founder of Basketball For Coaches.

He’s a passionate youth basketball coach, player, and overall lover of all things basketball.  He’s had experience coaching on and off at the youth basketball level for the past 8 years.  He started the blog a couple of years ago to give back to the game he loves and that helped shape him to become the person he is today.  When he was growing up he was fortunate enough to have many coaches and teammates that had an incredibly positive impact on his life.  He was taught first hand that basketball is a fantastic medium for players to learn life lessons and develop long-lasting relationships.  He learned that the best coaches aren’t necessarily the ones that win the most games, but the coaches that impact the most lives.  His mission is to have the same positive impact on the next generation of players that his coaches and teammates had on him. 


Terry Michler

Soccer Coach,Christian Brothers College High School – MO 

Terry Michler is America’s winningest high school soccer coach in America with a lifetime mark of 896-209-99. Michler has led CBC to seven of its state record eight state championships. In 2015, he was honored by the Missouri State High School Activities Association with its Distinguished Service Award. He a member of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.


Gerald Lynch

Head coach of the Lower Dauphin Boys High School Team, Hummelstown PA.

Coach Lynch played soccer growing up in Ireland.  He was the LDHS Boys Assistant Coach for 10 years and Head Varsity coach since 2001.  He was also the Assistant Coach for LDHS Girl’s from 1995 to 2004 and coached two City Islanders Super Y teams in 2006 and 2007.  Currently theHead coach of the Lower Dauphin Boys High School Team, Hummelstown PA. His team was the 2016 State Champions with a record of 28-0-0.  Coach Lynch holds a NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma coaching license.


Eric Borba

Completed 9 seasons as the head coach of the baseball team at Orange Lutheran High School in California. At times during 6 of his 9 seasons his team has been ranked in the top 25 nationally and #1 at times during 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2017. He has also had 9 of his players selected in the MLB draft and 45 of his athletes have signed or committed to division 1 programs.