A man, his puppy, a night of drinking—and a writing lesson + MORE

A man, his puppy, a night of drinking—and a writing lesson + MORE

What to Look for in Your Kids’ Sports Drink

What’s the best kids’ sports drink for your child to consume? There are so many that claim to be the best, how’s a parent to know? Let’s start with a simpler question: are sports drinks even necessary? A couple of weeks ago, I was one of the speakers at the Elite Soccer Summi.... More »

Positive Parenting: Powerful Ways to Raise Healthy Kids + MORE

Everyone wants to be a positive parent. But what does that mean? The term positive parenting is becoming more widespread as the practice of parenting becomes influenced by research in the new scientific field of positive psychology. Simply put, positive parenting behaviors are those that nurture the.... More »

DEALING WITH FINANCIAL CONCERNS: The Built-in Value of Used Equipment Banks for Kids + MORE

Used-Equipment Banks: One Way to Reduce Costs and Boost Enrollment  By Doug Abrams Much has been written lately about the escalating costs of playing youth sports, particularly at the travel and elite levels. Commentators have described burdens imposed by interstate travel and lodging, handsomely .... More »
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Why Sports Kids Resist Mental Game Training—And What Parents Should Do + MORE

Mentally strong athletes—those who have done some mental game training—don’t balk after making mistakes. They don’t call themselves negative names. And they’re often great team players because they’re so positive. Truth is, however, that sports kids resist mental training, and miss out .... More »
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How Do Parental Expectations Hurt Young Athletes? + MORE

 How High Expectations Lead to Pressure in Young Athletes A recent NCAA poll of more than 21,000 current college athletes shed some interesting light on how pressured these athletes feel about making it big. The data, from NCAA’s GOALS Study of the Student-Athlete experience, and just reported in.... More »
Do you turn get on Facebook, or Pinterest, or Instagram, and ever think to yourself “Everyone’s kid has a trophy, won their big game, and is having great success, but mine is not?” Does it drive you nuts when everyone else’s kids seem to be achieving something remarkable, or looking so happy, and you are […

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flag football tournament 1411685641 1573704809 A man, his puppy, a night of drinking—and a writing lesson + MOREEditor’s Note:  Along with TeamSnap, SportsFeelGoodStories.com is searching for the “2014 Sports Feel Good Story of the Year.”  This is an entry from Justin Johnson of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. If you’ve read a sports story that’s inspirational or that makes you feel good, please consider entering our Sports Feel Good Story of the Year Contest here…

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I love it when media consultant Al Tomkins does his close reads of TV commercials for storytelling tips on Poynter.org. I don’t know why they always seem to be about Budweiser ads, but I like them all the same.
This time, Tompkins is looking at Bud’s minute-long viral video “Friends Are Waiting,” which has more than 13…

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youth football tournaments 1411685640 1017331585 A man, his puppy, a night of drinking—and a writing lesson + MOREThe past several weeks have been hard on sports fans. With each day, it seemed that another unflattering story was revealed of an athlete or teams’ misdeeds.  Then, these negative stories took on lives of their own dominating coverage in newspapers, radio sports shows, TV sports shows, etc.

In hopes of shining the light on better things in sports, let’s take a look back at some inspirational sports stories from days gone by…

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The new movie, The Song hits theaters tomorrow, September 26th. It’s a modern day story based on the life of King Solomon—the wisest and wealthiest king to ever live. The movie focuses on the character of Jed, a musician, and his love story with a woman named Rose. The two meet, romance, marry, and soon after have a son…

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