How Parents Can Help Kids Stay in Sports
More then 70 percent of children drop out of organized sports by the time they are 15.
As sports parents, it’s up to you to try to keep sports as fun and stress-free as possible to avoid having kids drop out.
The number one reason your kids will quit sport.... More »
Do you have green spaces within walking, driving, or public transport distance from your home? If you’re looking for positive ways to feel connected as a family, it’s time to get yourselves and your kids outdoors—into green spaces, parks, beaches, forests, backyards, and neighborhoods!
The lat.... More »
Strategies to Help Sports Kids Overcome Failure
Fear of failure affects sports children in all types of sports, but can be especially challenging in baseball, says Nova Newcomer, executive director, Friends of Baseball, in Portland, Oregon.
“The tough challenge with baseball is it’s a failur.... More »
I am very excited to be partnering with the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, part of the University of Miami health system, to bring you a 5-part series of sponsored posts on youth sports injuries. UHealth is paying me for these posts because they believe strongly in the importance of a safe y.... More »
We’re back! After a week off for the holidays, we’re so pleased to present our interview Coach Artie for this week’s spotlight. Artie trains as a football coach out of Walnut Creek, California — he was the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at Cal + USC, as well as.... More »
Lench, Founding Executive Director of the Moms Team Institute of Youth Sports Safety, hits the target when she calls concussions "the predominant
youth sports safety issue of the 21st century." Parents are much more concerned today about the perils
of sports-related traumatic brain injuries than parents were even a few years
Being part of the concussion space there are many different things that come to my inbox. Much of that is garbage and thinly veiled attempts at advertising for something that I am not interested in. A couple of weeks ago… Continue reading →
Last week, we brought you a look at one of the world’s most under-appreciated sports, ice hockey. The reactions were so strong and positive that we’re doing it again by taking a closer look at Ultimate Frisbee’s Horizontal Stack. For new athletes to the sport, yes, throwing and catching are massively important, but understanding how […]
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After-school programs often rely on buses to transport students. Sometimes the buses (or vans or whatever they use) are operated by the private-sector business who is running the after-school activity program. Other times, the school district provides the buses. Either way, providing transportation for children so they can participate in worthwhile after-school activities is super helpful to families who are already stressed trying to balance work-family responsibilities…
By James Leath “STOP LOOKING AT YOUR PHONE!” yells Tasha, a point guard on the 6th grade YMCA basketball team I was coaching. Immediately, I smile and start to explain to her that I forgot my watch and I needed to make sure we were on schedule. Tasha rolled her eyes, clearly unimpressed with my […]