MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MORE

MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MORE

SPORT SAFETY: Getting an Insight on Kids’ Vision

Dr. Don Teig is a Florida-based eye doctor who has dedicated his career to not only providing top-flight eye care to professional athletes in a variety of sports, but has also tried to be on the leading edge of technological advancements with sports and eyesight. In his new book, HIGH PERFORMANCE VI.... More »

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: New Study Targets Long-Range Effects on 6-12 Year-Olds

This past week, new research out of Boston University revealed that kids under the age of 12 who play tackle football have a tendency in later life to develop  behavioral, cognitive and depression issues. Now, we have heard endlessly in recent years about the dangers of concussions from playing tac.... More »

10 Things You CAN Change About Youth Sports

There’s a lot of negative stuff happening in youth sports these days. Do you ever get frustrated with it? Don’t you wish you could wave a magic wand over a team, coach, or parent, and change them? After 34 years of being a wife and 29 years of being a mother, I’ve concluded that tr.... More »
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4 Ways Children Learn the Art of Giving

Guest Post by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD Is there an “art of giving?” I believe there is. Much like the creative inspiration that flows through paint brushes and poetry, giving is an individual expression of caring for someone or something beyond ourselves. Most of us learn the art of giv.... More »
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The Will to Compete: A High School Wrestler’s Story + MORE

Bryar Hebb is 15 years old from Fredonia, a small farming community in southeast Kansas. He is a farm kid. He has not had an easy road in life. When he was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with Legg-Perthes disease in the right hip. He is in constant pain. He pushed the pain aside because he wanted to .... More »
Soccer Tip: Matt Besler Defending The Breakaway

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Want to defend the break away like a pro soccer player? Check out Soccer Tips: Defending 1v1 with Matt Besler, a member of the United States Mens National Soccer Team that’s about to head to Brazil for the World Cup and defender for Sporting Kansas City in the MLS…

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national flag football tournament 1402061094 1377629155 MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MOREAs productive human athletes, we just assume that we can knock down any walls put in front of us and conquer new feats of greatness if “we just put our mind to it.”  Our conscious brain sets goals, gives pep talks and convinces us that with the right training plan, we can finish a race of any distance…

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nfl flag football tournament 1402061091 774725812 MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MOREToday marks the beginning of the 2014 MLB draft, and for some, the start of making childhood dreams come true. This year many highly talked about prospects are coming out of our own backyard. Some of the top prospects in this year’s draft either play in or are from the New England area. A lot of people might be surprised by this due to the fact that places like Florida, Texas, and California are the typical breeding grounds for top MLB prospects…

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The Kids Get It
I coach my daughter’s Bantam girls ice hockey team…

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Raising Kings and Queens

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Every Friday night when I was in high school, I would arrive home around midnight.  Many of those nights I would be greeted by my dad sitting at the kitchen table.  In the flicker of candle light, he had the chess board set up and ready.  My dad taught me chess when I was seven years old.  Over the years, we had epic battles on that chess board and important life conversations over it…

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nfl flag football tournament 1402061080 906176115 MLB Draft Preview 2014: New England Prospects + MOREParents, do you know practice and repetition can boost young athletes’ confidence?
That’s the word from Dr. Vernon Williams, neurologist and medical director of the Kerlan-Jobe Center for Sports Neurology in Los Angeles.
“High quality repetition will help your brain learn patterns,” he says…

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We’ve made some changes in the Writer Program application process. The requirements for approval are the same as they’ve been for a while, but how you get there is a little different.
We no longer ask for a single original writing sample of up to 500 words. Instead, we ask for four things: The URL of your most recent published piece in a newspaper, magazine, blog or website, and three brief original writing samples to demonstrate your knack for taking insightful angles on timely stories…

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