Injuries Can Happen At Any Time….

So can heart attacks!

Just when we were starting to roll again, the coach has been sidelined.  That’s right.  Last Tuesday I suffered a massive heart attack.  ”How massive?” you might ask.  The doctor said it doesn’t get any worse.  Well, yes it does…fortunately I’m still here.  God apparently isn’t finished with me yet.  There are still more young people to coach, and more people to help brighten their day.

But for now, I’ll have to take a break from doing the show.  I’m laid up for at least 30 days where I have to take it easy.  In the meantime I will be doing some writing, including a book about my experience.  They say that every heart attack is different.  If I can help one person then it will be worthwhile.  I will continue to post on the site and Facebook, and Twitter (@Kidznsports), and Pinterest.  There are some major youth sports issues going on.

In the meantime, my income is going to take a hit.  A friend suggested that I start a GoFundMe account so I did.  If I can get a little help to get through the next month that would be great.  Not only that, everyone who donates $10 or more will receive a copy of my new book when I publish it.  (Probably next month).  If you are not able to contribute, I understand.  I know others are hurting too.  Perhaps you can forward the link to someone you know.  Thank you for your support and prayers.

Check back here often.  I will answer all emails.  Have a great day.

Coach Mike

How’s your BRAIN this week?

This week on Kidz “n” Sports we’re going to switch gears and discuss concussions and youth sports injuries.  I have a special guest who will be joining me on air.  If you want to find out more, sign up for the Kidz “n” Sports newsletter.  (See that little button on the side…lol.)  Don’t worry, I won’t spam you to death, nor do I share your information with anyone else.  I’m sort of selfish that way.

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College Recruiting – How Young is Too Young?

Join me this week with my guests on Kidz “n” Sports at 10 AM Pacific time on  In studio will be former Hope International University athletic director Greg Pappas and Heybucket founder and sports dad John Cookson.

We will be discussing the recruiting of 7th and 8th graders by college coaches.  Is it too young?  Is it a good thing or could it hurt youth sports?  Join us tomorrow.  If you’d like more details sign up for my weekly newsletter.  I’ll be sending it out today and I’ll have some more details of the background of this discussion.  Don’t miss it.

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What’s Your Youth Sports Thing?

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If you missed Wednesday’s show you can check out the podcast at Click on the Kidz “n” Sports link then look for the show for 9/9.

If you have a player that’s trying to gain an athletic scholarship, you may want to listen to the next couple of shows.  We will be talking about college recruiting and specifically, the recruiting of junior high players.  Next show is September 16th at 10 AM Pacific time.

Check Us Out Today!

Kidz n Sports returns to the web today at 10 AM Pacific time. I will be joined in studio by my newest sponsor, Earl Singer of The Sporting Good.

Coach Mike

Coach Mike behind the mic.

We will be setting up the upcoming shows for the most part today. I have a number of interesting rules from the NCAA recruiting regulations that I’m going to mention. And we will be talking about the two high school boys in Texas who leveled the ref from behind. Do you think they should be banned for life from football? Since they are seniors (so I heard) how much “football” life do they have left? Should the ref press charges? What else? You’ll have to tune in to find out. If you can’t catch the life show at, then please come back to catch the podcast.

Have a great day.