Sports & Athletics for Kids


“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
Rock climbing for kids

Rock Climbing for Kids: Reaching New Heights

Your daughter is struggling with her self-confidence; your son is trying to get into shape (or worried about his weight); your teen is stressing out over school, work, or some other mystery of the...
Adults are breaking kids

Adults Are Breaking Kids

Overzealous, yet well-intentioned adults are breaking kids. That's the consensus of a growing number of pediatric specialists pointing to dramatic increases in sports-related injuries that were once rare or even unheard of in young...
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...

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