Bob Bigelow is one of the foremost youth sports speakers in the country.
He advocates fully meeting the needs of children as the top priority in youth sports programs, and provides new approaches for positive change in youth sports. Bob is a former NBA first round draft choice and played four years for the Kansas City Kings, Boston Celtics, and San Diego Clippers. He played collegiately at the University of Pennsylvania for Hall of Fame Coach Chuck Daly. He has devoted several thousand hours researching and lecturing about organized youth sports and its effects on children - and adults. Since 1993, he has conducted over 2500 talks and clinics worldwide. Bob has also been selected as one of the “100 Most Influential Sports Educators” by the Institute for International Sport at the Univ. of Rhode Island (www.internationalsport.com/top100Press.cfm)
With the August 2001 publication of Bob's book, Just Let The Kids Play, adults throughout the country are reflecting on how they can give youth sports fun back to the children.
Learn more about Bob's mission and how he can help improve youth sports in your community, with the links below or contact Bob for more information
PLEASE TAKE Bob's Survey on How to Improve Youth Sports!
Bob's Youth Sports Survey gathers input from people around the country to help communities develop ways to improve their programs. Results to date provide important approaches for administrators, coaches and parents to make the experience better for kids. This includes having better trained coaches and more education for everyone about better meeting children's needs! Please let us know your thoughts and download a free copy of the latest results! Your opinions are important and Bob reads every one!
Survery Results to Date
Listen to Bob's Recent Podcast: "What's Wrong with Youth Sports Today"...
Bob's COACHES' CLINICS and NEW DVD: Coaching Youth Basketball the Right Way
CLICK TO SEE SHORT VIDEO: A FEW OF BOB'S THOUGHTS ON IMPROVING YOUTH SPORTS
Read a brief newsletter about Bob's talks and community programs for better youth sports
Why 3 on 3 Basketball Is Best for Younger Kids
Bob's Basketball Programs for Coaches and Players including Bob's unique 3-on-3 program
Bob's Anti-Smokeless Tobacco Talk for Schools -- about the dangers of smokeless tobacco
We Need to Make Sports Better for Our Kids
Eliminate Adult Misbehavior
Get Qualified Coaches
Make Playing Time Equitable
Control Excess Travel Sports
Reduce Overuse Injuries
Bob's Book & Media Exposure
Co-authored "Just Let the Kids Play"
Featured on CNN, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Radio & WFAN (NYC)
Numerous Radio Spots
Significant News Articles and Columns
Keynote Addresses to Major Organizations
Community Talks About Positive Change
Over 2500 Talks & Clinics in 20+ Years
Identifying Critical Issues for Everyone Involved in Youth Sports
Prescriptions for Positive Change
How YOU Can Get Involved!