Peer Into Character: Jim Downs, Hockomock YMCA [Part 3]

[su_youtube url=”http://youtu.be/JreraAuiWIM”] Jim Downs, VP of Operations for the Hockomock Area YMCA (MA), tells Even Field Founder Chuck Wilson the story of a young player hearing sideline advice from his dad. Downs goes on to describe the youth sports culture and the message we are sending young athletes when we narrowly focus on the outcome…

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Peer Into Character: Jim Downs, Hockomock YMCA [Part 2]

[su_youtube url=”http://youtu.be/0fBTfa6BaPQ”] Jim Downs, VP of Operations for the Hockomock Area YMCA (MA), describes one of the best coaches he’s ever seen in a conversation with Even Field Founder and Executive Director Chuck Wilson. He explains the importance of positive reinforcement and getting every player involved and engaged, working to improve their skills. Downs discusses…

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Peer Into Character: Jim Downs, Hockomock YMCA [Part 1]

[su_youtube url=”http://youtu.be/I-nVy1h9TZw”] Jim Downs, VP of Operations for the Hockomock Area YMCA (MA), joins Even Field Founder and Executive Director Chuck Wilson to discuss the youth sports culture and how the Win At All Costs approach has hurt youth sports. Jim talks about how to improve the youth sports environment, the importance of focusing on…

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