A Father's Inspiration: "Do it Anyway"

Jun 15, 2017 11:51:47 AM
A Father's Inspiration: "Do it Anyway"
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Growing up, my dad was a sports enthusiast who was always actively involved in whatever sport or extracurricular activities my siblings and I were involved in.  I have fond memories of watching my dad coach my brother’s peewee football and baseball teams.  Even when he was not involved with coaching the team, he was always there to watch us play. Looking back, I remember what a great feeling it was to see him in the crowd proudly watching and cheering us on.

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4 Time Management Tips for the Busy Fall Athlete

Oct 19, 2016 8:18:17 AM
4 Time Management Tips for the Busy Fall Athlete
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For many families and young rec athletes, summer is almost an offseason. Sure, there’s baseball/softball and maybe swim team, but for the most part, the warmest months are often the least crazy for parents.

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Parent Coaching Can Be Tough: How You Can Help

Jul 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM
Parent Coaching Can Be Tough: How You Can Help
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Volunteer coaches fill perhaps the most essential role in youth rec sports leagues (other than the kids, of course). Though you may get a few individuals who don’t have kids or grandkids in the league, most of the coaches are also parents of current players. This can be tricky for two reasons:

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6 Tips for Parents Whose Kids Hate to Lose

Jun 14, 2016 5:00:00 PM
6 Tips for Parents Whose Kids Hate to Lose
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Over the years, youth sports leagues, particularly at the recreational level and with younger children, have placed less of an emphasis on winning and losing and focused their philosophies on teamwork, improvement, fitness, sportsmanship, and fun. Granted, as kids progress through age levels of a certain sport, victories do become more important, but most organizations are good about keeping everything in proper perspective.

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How Improving Sports Team Communication Keeps Parents Happy

Sep 4, 2015 12:40:44 PM
How Improving Sports Team Communication Keeps Parents Happy
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An estimated 45 million children in the United States play youth sports. That number is terrific—so many kids are being active, learning the value of teamwork and practice, and having fun. That number also represents another, more general estimate: millions upon millions of parents supporting their kids in those sports. That support includes driving to and from practice and games, juggling schedules, and paying for their children’s participation and equipment. At times, providing this support can seem overwhelming. And poor team communication certainly doesn’t help …

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