A PARENT'S HEARTFELT CONCERN: HOW DO YOU "FIX" YOUR SPORTS-PARENTING MISTAKES WITH YOUR CHILD? + MORE

A PARENT'S HEARTFELT CONCERN: HOW DO YOU "FIX" YOUR SPORTS-PARENTING MISTAKES WITH YOUR CHILD? + MORE
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Solid Advice for Bratty Kids + MORE

  The moment you held your baby for the first time was beautiful. It was a clean slate. As you projected into the future, all you could see were positive times ahead. You may have foreseen the typical problems in parenting, but you knew how you were going to handle it. The future was bright. Yo.... More »
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High School Hockey: Goal of the Year + MORE

Scoring the game winning goal in an overtime hockey game is a big deal. When it also gives your team a chance to go to the Minnesota State High School Tournament, it’s a bigger deal. And, when you score it with style and flair, well, it’s enough to call it the high school hockey goal of .... More »

3 Tips for Unfrazzling Your Youth Sports Experience + MORE

Got something pretty cool to share here. Take 2:40 minutes to find out what it is!   Learn More And Sign up Now!   Are you Tired of Frazzled? You can avoid being THAT parent. You know, the raving lunatic who steals the show on game day. Let’s face it. The world of youth sports is g.... More »

Stir Up Some FUN! + MORE

How to Get Kids Into The Kitchen for Cooking and Quality Time If you’re looking for a new way to connect with your kids – or for them to eat healthier – get out some kid-sized aprons. Cooking with your kids may take a bit longer and might not have the best presentation, but you’ll spend qua.... More »
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Why Sports Should be Fun for Young Kids + MORE

How Can Parents Help Athletes Have Fun? A sport parent asks: “My 5-yr-old niece is playing softball and right now she is experiencing issues of not wanting to bat with fear of getting out. It’s real bad and embarrassing, she keeps crying and having tantrums in the dugout. Also today after f.... More »
As we gear up for another season of sports, I’d like to dedicate this column to parents of athletes. The next few months will be a challenge, but with a little humor, we can prevail through “The Twelve Weeks of Basketball Season.”
On the first week of basketball season, my true love gave to me … a load of freshly washed uniforms…

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A parent asked me the following question, which I have repeated with their permission: “If I have been guilty of all the things you’ve advised us not do – i.e. coach, criticize, go on and on, get too involved, put my child under pressure, etc., how do you undo the damage done? My best intentions have had unintended impacts on my child’s self esteem & performance, so how do you make amends? 
MY RESPONSE: This is a really important question for you to ask…

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WestJet travelers get a “Merry Christmas” from 150 employees playing Santa’s elves.  “It was more than mere fun!”   Mashable
The post Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Flight! appeared first on Sports Feel Good Stories.

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Charlotte Native Parenting Expert Provides a Solution to Last Night’s HBO Documentary ‘State of Play- Trophy Kids’
Sports Parents say they are ready to make a change
Charlotte, NC December 5, 2013:  ”The scholarship IS the goal” claims the basketball dad in last night’s HBO special ‘State of Play- Trophy Kids’, which featured the stories of four sports families and their quest for athletic success…

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America Rice, age 11, recently expressed her views about hard work and perseverance: “If you want something,” she said, “you have to earn it. Everything is not going to come to you just when you want it.”
How do children grow up to think and feel like America Rice? How do they internalize the value of hard work and the rewards of perseverance? Regardless of income, these are questions that perplex many parents as children grow from childhood to adolescence…

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This continuing “Guest Series” is being authored by Terry Ott and will delve into the Canadian Football League and the issues revolving around it and brain injury.  His process began nearly a year ago, but Mr. Ott picked up some steam with the release of“League of Denial”.  He has since found himself running into dead-ends and basically […]

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Every organization is different and has different needs. It may be that your organization does not currently need to do a background investigation for a new hire, but has numerous volunteers lined up. There are many junctures in the hiring of new staff and evaluation process for volunteers at which the background checks can be done…

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A new year inevitably brings talk of personal “resolutions”—things that we want to do better or differently going forward.  Sometimes individuals are very good at staying with their new plan, but it can be a challenge not to fall off course.We have written a lot here at our “Taking you Beyond the Game” site over the years about what we believe are important values to uphold when it comes to the world of youth sports

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 Boston, MA December 10, 2013 – CoachUp, the nation’s leading private coaching company, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI).
SLI is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups…

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Teens who continue to engage in full cognitive activity after sport-related concussion take from two to five times longer to recover on average than those who limit such activity, a new study has found.

Researchers found that those who engaged in the most cognitive activity after concussion took approximately 100 days on average to recover from their symptoms compared to approximately 20 to 50 days for patients who limited cognitive exertion…

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