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Finding the right sport for your kid is one thing, now it's time to get up to speed on the rules, terms, and equipment. Browse the topics drop down to find your sport.

10 Tips for First-Time Sports Parents

By Positive Coaching Alliance 12/13/2017, 3:30pm CST

Focus on the life lessons that sports can uniquely teach

As rewarding as sports parenting can be, it's not easy. Winning and losing and performing well and not-so-well are challenges your children will face in youth sports. You'll want to help them navigate those experiences and emotions.

Rather than concern with scoreboard wins and losses, PCA hopes that you, as a sports parent, keep your eye on the Big Picture – the life lessons in teamwork, resilience, overcoming adversity, communication skills, etc., that sports can uniquely teach.

How To Be a Wrestling Parent

By Level Up Wrestling 12/13/2017, 12:00pm CST

Olympic champions start with a goal when they are kids. To accomplish great things, they need people around them who support them and believe in them.

The History of Girls Hockey in Minnesota

By Minnesota Hockey 12/12/2017, 12:00pm CST

In 1918 approximately 30 women tried out for the first-ever University of Minnesota women’s hockey team

Nearly 300 young girls from across the state are expected to participate in Girls Hockey Weekend.

Unwritten Rules of Hockey Parenting

By Minnesota Hockey 12/06/2017, 12:00pm CST

Nothing beats watching your son or daughter have the time of their life doing what they love – whether it’s hockey or something else. Enjoy every moment of watching them play, learn and have fun.

Basketball 101: What Parents Need to Know

By Asia Mape, I Love to Watch You Play 12/01/2017, 12:00pm CST

Basketball is complementary to many sports. There’s a lot of jumping like in volleyball, but court vision and the passing and team game is most similar to soccer.

Top 10 Tips for New Ice Hockey Players

By RealBuzz 11/30/2017, 12:00pm CST

By improving your general strength, speed, balance, coordination, agility and explosiveness — for example by working out in the gym, doing running training or playing another sport — you will become a better ice hockey player.

Ice Hockey Equipment

New Hockey Gear: Where to Start

By Kevin Guiltinan, SidelineSwap 11/23/2017, 9:15am CST


By The Paul Rabil Experience 11/16/2017, 10:30am CST

Cradling is the one thing about lacrosse that is difficult for beginners to grasp. Learn how Paul cradles the ball without defenders being able to knock it out of your stick.


By The Paul Rabil Experience 09/28/2017, 4:15pm CDT

Before you can shoot, you need to be able to catch. In this short video, Paul shows you proper hand placement and technique for catching. Learn how to catch with confidence and be ready to make your next move. 

Youth Football Equipment - Shoulder Pad and Helmet Fitting Videos

By Vin Sehgal, Youth Football Online 09/06/2017, 10:15am CDT

Keeping your child safe on the football field is crucial and the first way you can ensure his safety is by making sure his equipment is fit correctly.  

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