Sports & Athletics

“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back. Play for her.” – Mia Hamm
Student Athlete

Don’t Blame Extracurricular Activities for Bad Grades

Parents and school officials who keep kids out of extracurricular activities because of poor grades may be making the problem even worse. That's the consensus of researchers, who for years have drawn a direct correlation...
Power of positive coaching versus bullying

Sports Bullying Remains a Big Problem

Despite multiple nationwide campaigns to weed out bullying in schools, too often we turn a blind eye to bullying in sports, particularly the kind applied by coaches, parents, and teammates. Why? In a cellphone video...
Why Women Make Great Coaches

Why Women Make Great Coaches

Close your eyes for a moment and picture just about any youth sport. Now shift your gaze to the sidelines and scan for the coach. You're imagining a man, right? Don't blame your imagination for...
Basketball #1 youth sport

Why Basketball is #1 with Kids

Picture a youth sport where every participant is actively involved, where there is constant motion and the level of physical exercise outstanding, where kids get to play both offense and defense with ample opportunities...
Where are all the referees

Where Are All the Referees?

By most measures, the number of qualified, sanctioned referees is falling across the county, and this shortage is impacting youth sports at all levels, leading coaches and commissioners alike to ask, where are all...

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