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A grab bag of stories and articles that are of interest to parents and athletes.

Five Key Mindset Qualities of Successful Athletes

By Kyle Williams, Breaking Muscle 12/12/2018, 12:00pm CST

In terms of persistence, that’s exactly the kind of man or woman you want to be. To just keep going after your objective even when you’re absolutely beaten down.

Send a Letter to Your Future Self

By Ken Krause, Fastpitch Lane 12/12/2018, 12:00pm CST

In our hyper-fast world we tend to only look at what’s right in front of us. In doing so we miss the benefits of a longer-term view.

A Golden Age of Girls Hockey

By Minnesota Hockey 12/12/2018, 12:00pm CST

These incredible numbers will be difficult to sustain as the game increases in popularity around the country and across the world, but for now, it’s safe to say we’re in a golden age of girls hockey in Minnesota.

Build Your Village to Grow Your Club

By Emily Hawthorne, Junior Volleyball Association 12/12/2018, 12:00pm CST

We have parents sign up for an email distribution list at any point during the year, so we have a good base of workers ready and willing to help when we need them.

Five Keys to Better Communication With the Refs

By Debbie Kniffin, The Art of Coaching Volleyball 12/12/2018, 12:00pm CST

When was the last time you screamed at a ref and had it go well? Exactly. If you plan on arguing your case, try to follow courtroom etiquette instead of bar brawl manners.

Spring Is Here! (No, Seriously)

By SquadLocker 12/11/2018, 12:00pm CST

Your athletes shop at their convenience, pay directly and get gear shipped right to their doors

Now you can get free custom gear stores, sublimated and traditional uniforms all in one stop, from one vendor, all from the convenience of your desktop and even mobile device.

Efe Obada’s Incredible Journey to the NFL

By NBC News 12/11/2018, 12:00pm CST

The Carolina Panthers defensive end had a “long and hard” road to the NFL. Born in Nigeria, he was trafficked as a child and left on the streets of London. After picking up football just four years ago, he made an impressive NFL debut with the Panthers.

Ten Attributes of a Good Team Captain

By LayUps.com 12/11/2018, 12:00pm CST

A team executes plays as a unit. It means that it should function as one. The team captain usually exerts the effort to organize his troop.

Choosing a Safe Sport for Your Child

By Janis B Meredith, JBM Thinks 12/11/2018, 12:00pm CST

It’s important for kids to play smart in hopes of giving them a better chance of playing safe.

Putting the Human in Human Performance

By USA Hockey 12/11/2018, 12:00pm CST

While everyone’s basic human needs are the same, we can’t ignore the fact that gaps in nutrition are often caused by different lifestyle factors. 

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