Enough of this nonsense about not loving to win and not hating to lose. This is competition! It’s what sports is all about! Learn more about how you can keep your child playing and having fun in youth sports!
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With the start of another school year comes great excitement and anticipation for those who will be participating in sports. For some, this becomes a great way to make friends, have fun, learn new skills and reach for excellence. For others, it quickly transforms into a time of anxiety and fear.
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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 »
There is a new sensation in baseball and he is from Japan. He is on a record-breaking spree and if we are to go by the numbers (and even performance on the field), it would not be wrong to claim that he is the Japanese equivalent of the legend, Babe Ruth. The player is Shohei […]
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Applying The 3 R’s of Refocusing in Youth Sports
It may sound silly, but sports kids can get really distracted by what they’re wearing and what their teammates and opponents are wearing.
Take swimmers, for example. One middle school student tells us she gets really distracted by overweight .... More »
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is recommending to its members that they adopt limits on full-contact practices in high school football.
The recommendations, contained in a position paper issued by the NFHS Concussion Summit Task Force in July 2014, have been approved by the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) and the NFHS Board of Directors…
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 12, 2014 – US Lacrosse representatives who hope to put the final touches on the women’s lacrosse headgear performance standard will be among the attendees at this week’s semi-annual ASTM International meeting in New Orleans. The standard recently completed phase one of the balloting process and is being edited for the required second balloting phase, expected to begin in January…
A friend of mine is married to an elementary school teacher. His wife has to get up early and needs her sleep to have enough energy for the kids in her class. Quite often, she will go to bed earlier than my friend who is a night owl.
Early in their marriage, on more than one occasion, he stumbled into the bedroom late without considering his volume…
On November 8, I attended “JournCamp,” a traveling program run by the Society of Professional Journalists. The program was held at Florida International University, and I was joined in attendance by a couple dozen journalists from all over the state of Florida—other sportswriters, war correspondents, radio and TV media, authors, etc…
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Some of the greatest coaches to grace the gridiron or pace the hardwood have been fictional. They hold a special place in pop culture history, and sometimes we wish they could hop out of the TV and give us a pep talk. Unfortunately the closest we can get is flipping on the TV or digging into our Netflix queue…