Summer Camp Benefits Kids In Lots Of Ways + MORE

Summer Camp Benefits Kids In Lots Of Ways + 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 »

7 Conversation Starters for Family Dinners + MORE

  The Jones household is in desperate need of some dinner conversation starters. Five minutes into the meal, Tony (a.k.a. Dad), having patiently waited for the initial feeding frenzy to settle down, asks twelve-year-old Emily, “What’s new at school?” “Nothing.” “How about you, Jason.... More »

Ready For Primetime

This post is a continuation of the ongoing in the wild review of the Vector Mouthguard System. You can see the previous posts about what I have experienced to this point by clicking on the hot links. As always if you have questions please comment, email or tweet I will do my best to answer. [….... More »

Sports Parenting Podcast: Should You Move Your Child Up Ahead of His Peers in Youth Sports?

To listen to this podcast, click on the above arrow. Has your child ever been asked to move up a level in sports? In this podcast, I will talk with Dr. Haley Perlus about what parents and athletes should consider when making this decision. Dr. Perlus has a Ph.D. in Sport Psychology, M.S. in Spor.... More »

CLUB TEAMS: Are They Really the Future of Youth Sports in the US?

In light of all the debate and feedback I received in recent weeks  regarding the growing and game-changing impact that pay-for-play club teams are having on youth sports in this country, I thought we’d take a step ahead – and begin to think about what this will mean and how youth sports are go.... More »
It’s Mothers Day once again. Time for spring sports, warmer weather, longer days, planting gardens, and, of course, watching kids play sports. Each year for the past thirteen years, MomsTEAM has published my Mother’s Day Wish list. As you will see, many of the wishes on this year’s list will look very familiar to long-time visitors…

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Baseball season is back and so are the injuries. But, elbow injuries, once seen as a problem primarily affecting professional athletes, are becoming more prevalent among high school and middle school athletes due to increased play and competition at the youth level.

Repetitive stress to a pitcher’s ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) – an important stabilizing ligament of the elbow joint – can lead to pain and eventually to the inability to pitch and throw…

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By Greg Parker

When I discuss camp with parents, many don’t know why a sleep-away summer camp is so valuable for kids. Some suggest that their children have their own summer camp at home, meaning they go to a lake house or have lots of fun stuff to do.

That’s great for their kids, but they are missing the essential reasons for sleep-away summer camp – reasons that have to do with their child’s development…

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