Team Player Podcast: Help Your Child Be a Team Player + MORE

Team Player Podcast: Help Your Child Be a Team Player + MORE
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Sports Team Award Certificate Templates + MORE

Most youth sports coaches will tell you that one of the most fun nights of the year is when their team has their season-ending party. It might be held at the coach’s house, a team parent’s residence or a local restaurant. Folks eat, drink and talk about some of the great times that happe.... More »
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Heaven’s Baseball Schedule Expanded

Baseball fans in heaven are excited about the prospect of more doubleheaders, because as Banks said, “It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!” Baseball great Ernie Banks died yesterday at the age of 83. “Mr. Cub” was noted for his sunny disposition, loy.... 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 »

Illinois Advisory Council on Player Safety + MORE

It was last month and I was routinely checking the inbox when I noticed a correspondence from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) with the subject line “IHSA Request”. Of course this piqued my interest because it is not often I get information from the state high school organizat.... More »

ESPN Audio boss says something that explains everything: The listener is in charge

Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated interviewed Traug Keller, who leads ESPN Audio, for, as the headline puts it, “An in-depth look at ESPN Audio and the future of sports talk radio.” It’s a good interview, with Keller talking about ESPN’s top radio personalities, what the .... More »
To Listen to the Podcast, click on the arrow above. Learning to be a team player is something all parents and coaches can probably agree on. But it’s pretty evident by all the chaos in the youth sports world that not everyone agrees just how that should look. Today’s guest is Solomon Alexander from the…

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Loyola of Chicago’s Dr. Neeru Jayanthi asks sports parents, organizations, and medical professionals to just "let kids be kids," warns parents "not to drink the Kool-Aid" on the perceived benefits of early specialization, and suggests two simple rules for youth sports: that kids (1) not play more hours per week in sport than their age; and (2) devote no more than twice the time playing organized sports than spent in free, unstructured play…

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