HOLDING KIDS BACK A YEAR IN SCHOOL: New Proposed NJ Bill Would Penalize Kids Who Repeat a Year

HOLDING KIDS BACK A YEAR IN SCHOOL: New Proposed NJ Bill Would Penalize Kids Who Repeat a Year

Head Games: When is Therapy Right for Your Athlete?

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above MP3 link. Welcome to Week 5 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on When is Therapy Right For Your Athlete? We talk about when parents can know that therapy would be helpf.... More »
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Young Athletes Who Suffer From Pregame Jitters Podcast

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Women and Fantasy Football Leagues + MORE

Women and fantasy football may seem like an unlikely pairing to some, but here’s my story. For as long as I can remember, football has run through my veins. I grew up in a suburb of Detroit when Barry Sanders was in his prime. I have fond memories of my parents taking me to NFL […] The p.... More »

3 Tips for Handling Your Sports Parenting Emotions + MORE

The pressure and heat of competition bring out the best and the worst in athletes and parents. I’ve been amazed to see parents who always seem so calm, go berzerk at their child’s games. Kids are not the only ones who need to work on handling their emotions!   It’s easy for me.... More »
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9 Questions Every Youth Sports Parent Should Answer + MORE

9 Questions Every Youth Sports Parent Should Answer With another new school year quickly approaching and season openers around the corner, you may already have questions about what fall youth sports will hold for you and your child. Will the coach see my child’s potential? Will my child get enoug.... More »
Why is this done? Why do parents decide to have their athlete repeat a year in middle school? Presumably it’s all about giving their young athlete an extra year of physical maturation and growth before they enter into HS competition.
This is a topic that I have touched upon in in the past. There seems to be two ages when this is contemplated:
One, when the child is about to enter kindergarten…

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