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“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...

Last summer, I was watching a CYC baseball game.  The coach for one team sat at the entrance to the dugout on a bucket.  It was a painter’s bucket; the kind coaches often use to carry baseballs to the game.  He encouraged his players, yelled...

I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard, “Hey Ref”, from the stands, the sideline, or the bench.  Officiating any sport is not easy.  You need to know the game, learn the rules, get in shape, deal with conflict, and make split...