Mission Summer: Adventures in Dining + MORE

Mission Summer: Adventures in Dining + MORE
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How to Tap into Your Athletes’ Personal Motives for Sports Participation + MORE

Motivating Young Athletes Without Pressuring Them In our survey of more than 3,000 sports parents, the top challenge cited by parents of young athletes is this: How can I help my kids get the most of out sports without pressuring them? In the survey, 68.7 percent of respondents named this issue as a.... More »
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10 Things You Will Miss When Your Child Stops Playing Sports + MORE

Playing sports brings you and your child many challenges–some good and some very very ugly. But when your kids are done playing sports–be it before or after college–there will be things you will miss because there’s nothing quite like watching your child grow, fail, overcome,.... More »

5 Things You Cannot Turn a Blind Eye to in Youth Sports + MORE

Sometimes you just have to ignore the ridiculous behavior in youth sports. Going on a crusade to stomp out all that’s bad in the youth sports culture is a daunting task. You will do more by being a positive voice for what’s being done right and how to do it right, instead of constantly harping...... More »

WOC #11 Jon Gordon, Best Selling Author and Leadership Expert, on The Power of Positivity

Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 17 books includin.... More »
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Young Japanese Woman Breaks Into Australian Rugby + MORE

Rugby is one of the most important and most followed sports in Australia. But for a young Japanese woman to make an inspirational career in rugby is something unheard of. This is the story of Ayane Hirata, who has gone on to inspire so many Japanese women that there are so many who are following on .... More »
Poynter’s Roy Peter Clark offered a rebuttal Tuesday to those—including this blogger—who have cheered the robot takeover of game stories. That is, those of us who like the idea that algorithm-generated text can do the grunt work of describing what happened on the field in what order, leaving human writers with time to write stories that are more original, less formulaic…

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I was never really into food before I was married. Consistently throughout my life, I have been made fun of for my pickiness. I’ll even admit that I have the palate of a fifth grader. In my wife’s family, food is love. She opened a whole new world to me. We want to instill that love in our kids…

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As a former college soccer player and concusssion safety advocate, the subject of heading in youth soccer is one about which I am passionate.

In determining what the best practice should be as far as when to introduce heading in soccer, and, just as importantly, how, I believe it is important to consider what the rest of the football-playing world is doing…

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The mid-afternoon sun is scorching through your windshield and mocking all attempts of your AC to contain it. The gas light is on and you didn’t have time to stop and fill up. And the parent in the big SUV just cut the line 5 cars in front of you without resistance. Your blood pressure begins to boil and the crazy meter is rising fast…

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youth sports 1407396218 808093071 Mission Summer: Adventures in Dining + MOREGoing into the start of football season, there is plenty of expert commentary on what makes up the “right stuff” when evaluating quarterbacks. Everything from arm strength to height to foot skills to the size of their hands was measured and dissected to find the magic combination of variables. While the body mechanics of delivering a football on target are vital, QBs rely even more on their vision both before and after the ball is snapped…

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