Last Dance: Reflections of A Dance Mom + MORE

Last Dance: Reflections of A Dance Mom + MORE
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Snowshoeing for Fun – A Beginner’s Guide + MORE

Living in Minnesota, it can be a long winter unless one embraces the great outdoors. Having enjoyed spring, summer and fall hikes at nearby Lebanon State Park, it was time to see if walking trails could be as enjoyable in the winter. Friends who had recently purchased snowshoes encouraged us to give.... More »
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If I Could Kill A Word in Youth Sports, I’d Kill These 5 + MORE

Have you ever said something to your child you wished you could take back? Between the car ride to the game, the stands, the sidelines, and the car ride home from the game, there’s a lot of damaging words spoken by parents to their athletes. Words can hurt. Words can cause lifelong damage. W.... More »

NATA Releases Executive Summary Of Revised Exertional Heat Illness Position Statement + MORE

NATA has released an executive summary of a revised position statement on exertional heat illnesses to published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, NATA's scientific publication.  read more.... More »

ACCOUNTABILITY WITH ATHLETES: Time to Employ Zero-Tolerance?

I used this morning radio’s show to focus on the importance of discipline with kids in sports today. In my opinion, and I realize I tend to be old school, there’s a general lessening of discipline with athletes today. Whether it’s because coaches are wary of having angry parents pr.... More »

Youth Sports Safety: Your Top 6 Concerns + MORE

This post is sponsored by SPRTID, a player safety app that provides important medical information for coaches and teams to help them keep young players safe. Each year, more than 3.5 million children, ages 14 and under get hurt playing sports or engaging in recreational activities. (StanfordChildre.... More »
Yesterday we talked about appreciating each of your kids and every new experience they encounter even if it’s old for you. Today, we want to help you prepare for these experiences.
Dating, staying home alone, play dates, cooking for themselves, or a summer internship are all new seasons your kids will face at some point…

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national flag football tournament 1395425722 1467411385 Last Dance: Reflections of A Dance Mom + MOREBleacher Report has taught me a tremendous amount about writing concisely, attracting readers and creating content that inspires further discussion. But the most valuable skill I’ve learned as a member of the Advanced Program in Sports Media involves what happens after my writing is complete.
How do I best engage my readers once they start commenting on my articles?
That was a question I began asking myself early on…

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Dedicated to the Parents of the Class of 2014 who have seen their

child’s last pass, catch, pitch, serve, goal, basket, cheer,  tumble, at
bat, or dance.

The plane touched down in Orlando Florida. The trip that I had been
looking forward to, as well as dreading for many years, was finally

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Neptune makes swimming laps better


youth sports 1395425714 1839941891 Last Dance: Reflections of A Dance Mom + MORESwimming is a great fitness exercise. It’s challenging aerobically, strengthens the muscles and is easy on the joints. In a short time, I can get a good workout and walk away from the pool feeling refreshed.
Typically for a swim session, I’ll spend about a half-hour swimming laps. The first 10 minutes go by pretty quickly…

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flag football tournament 1395425723 1247343325 Last Dance: Reflections of A Dance Mom + MORETed LigetyTwo years before he stood on the Sochi Olympics podium with a gold medal around his neck, alpine skier Ted Ligety took a trip to Alaska.  There was no qualifying race or Team USA training session, but rather a heli-skiing trek in the Chugach Mountains with a film crew from Warren Miller Entertainment…

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