Making a half-court shot with a gym filled with students is no small feat. Making the shot off the bounce adds another degree of difficulty. A Minnesota mom, Angela Ramey, accomplished this and won 1/2 of a year’s tuition for her daughter Grace in the process.
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Scoring the game winning goal in an overtime hockey game is a big deal. When it also gives your team a chance to go to the Minnesota State High School Tournament, it’s a bigger deal. And, when you score it with style and flair, well, it’s enough to call it the high school hockey goal of .... More »
Sometimes there is victory in just finishing. When I talk in this video about working through the pain, I’m also referring to the emotional stress. Sometimes that hurts more than the physical.
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Parents, are you ready for back-to-school? Teachers, would you like to share some great parenting articles with student’s families?
This popular list of back-to-school articles is updated each year. It contains some of the latest thinking and research on learning, achievement, family well-be.... More »
You don’t have to be a crazy sports parent to be a little too invested in your child’s youth sports experience. I was never seen as a whacko parent, but there were definitely times when I sensed that I was taking my kids’ games way too seriously. When I was thinking clearly enough .... More »
We love teaching our kids how to pitch, catch, hit, and tackle, but what about teaching your children how to approach issues that divide?
Unfortunately, we have reached the middle of the second decade of this new millennium no closer to agreement – and possibly farther away – when it comes to public conversations about race, politics, religion, and pretty much every issue where we draw ideological lines in the sand and, sometimes, point fingers to advance our own narrow views…
Six years ago yesterday, Sports Feel Good Stories.com was founded. The first story covered the late game heroics of Jason McElwain, the autistic student manager from upstate New York, who with about 4 minutes left in a high school basketball game scored 6 three-pointers and a 2-pointer for 20 points…
If you follow people on Journalism Twitter, you may have seen some chatter recently about blogging being dead. I’ve ignored it, because “blogging is dead” is one of those things people have been saying since around 1973. Evidently this round of it happened in the wake of Andrew Sullivan’s announcement that he’s retiring from his paywalled blog…
Young athletes often hear phrases of encouragement like, “dig a little deeper” or “you have to want it more than they do” or, ideally, “be mentally tough.” For most kids, these words from a coach, a parent or a teammate go in one ear and out the other. But, what if there was actually some scientific substance to the words? Could the smiling, confident face of a coach delivering a pep talk actually have a subliminal effect on performance? While the conscious brain may dismiss this positive talk, the subconscious mind may actually be putting it to work, according to new research from sports scientists at the University of Kent in England…
Youth Sports Politics has been blamed for a lot of the craziness that goes on in youth sports today. Perhaps you too, have asked, Why can’t the kids just play and have fun? I asked that question many times during my 21 years of being a sports mom, and now that my daughter is coaching…Read More
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