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The whole landscape of youth sports has changed so much.  Several years ago, one idea for the development of your young athlete changed.  For many parents, the focus moved from playing multiple sports to specialization in one sport. The thought was, your athlete will enhance his/her...

  Ok so let’s get a few things out of the way. My name is Jon, I’ve lived in St. Louis for most of my 32 years of life, I’m Catholic, and since you are wondering what high school I went to, it was Hazelwood West. That’s...

“I’m a new CYC coach.  I’ve never coached before, and I’m not quite sure what to do?” “I’ve been coaching CYC soccer for several years, and I seem to be in a rut.  I feel like I’m just monitoring play-time.” These are observations we hear from CYC...

In 1996, the CYC initiated the Open/Closed designation for league play.  Open teams had players who played on teams in the same sport, at the same time as the CYC season for that sport.  Players on the closed team only played CYC for that sport,...

Last week was the final game of the NHL season.  As is the custom in the NHL, both teams, the Capitals and the Golden Knights, formed a line a shook hands at center ice.  I think this is one of the coolest traditions in sport. What...