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Transforming Youth Sports Culture

An interesting podcast interview with Nate Baldwin, the Sports Coordinator for Appleton Parks and Recreation. Some ideas we are already striving for, but we can always be better for our kids.

Across the board, youth sports participation rates are dropping and coach retention is extremely low, yet Appleton Recreation is seeing an average of 60% increase in participation across its four biggest sports and coach retention is 90%. What are they doing differently?

Chad Parish

Chad has coached recreational soccer since 2011: U10 Girls, U13 Girls, U16 Girls, and U19 Girls. He has served as Recreational League Director since 2013. He has a USSF E License, and was named Alabama Soccer's "Recreational Coach of the Year" in 2015.

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