INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS: A Look at HS Varsity Cheerleading + MORE

INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS: A Look at HS Varsity Cheerleading + MORE
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How to Stop Procrastinating? Draw on Your Personal Strengths!

Parents who would like to help their children learn how to stop procrastinating and start achieving their greatest goals are invited to share this article with them, and chat about it, too. It’s written to help children and teens understand and manage their avoidance behaviors. Hopefully it will .... More »

First things first in a job search: Always do good work + MORE

This is unfortunately one of those weeks when a lot of sportswriters and editors have lost their jobs. So a two-part series by Steve Buttry on his Buttry Diary blog is particularly timely—although it’s never a bad time for good advice on searching for a job. Job-hunting tips: Spread the wor.... More »
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Where Does Sports Kids’ Pressure Come From? + MORE

Coaches & Friends, Not Parents, Pressure Sports Kids, Says Study The number of kids playing team sports is dropping quickly… To understand the factors behind this drop off, Yellowbrick Treatment Program surveyed 1,000 Americans about pressure in youth sports, says Matt Zajechowski, senior.... More »

A Lesson on the History of Memorial Day + MORE

  Do you know how Memorial Day started and why it is significant? If Memorial Day is nothing more than a long weekend for you and a chance to grill out with friends, take a few minutes and watch this short video on the history of Memorial Day and remember the sacrifices so many have made on you.... More »

5 Truths That Will Help Your Child Play Well with Kids Who are “Different.”

This post is sponsored by Genius of Play, a one-stop source for play ideas that build real skills. Youth sports is a great place for kids to learn how to deal with kids who are different. Whether it’s race, religion, skill-level or economic status, kids come together to play sports and they a.... More »
 INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS: A Look at HS Varsity Cheerleading + MOREWe recently caught up with professional soccer player and current CoachUp coach Matt Watson. Matt is from England and played professionally for the Vancouver Whitecaps and is currently playing for the Chicago Fire.
Why did you decide to become a private coach?
I’ve basically played soccer my whole life…

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I don’t write much about cheerleading because, in truth, I really don’t much about this activity as being a competitive activity. That being said, I do know that it’s a most popular sport and has grown substantially all over the country over the last couple of decades.
And in fact, just this past week, New York State became the 35th state to officially bless cheerleading as an interscholastic sport at the HS level (CT and NJ haven’t made the sport official yet, but according to most local media reports, they aren’t far behind)…

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