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

Three Lessons from Surprise Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins

By Sean Jensen 02/23/2018, 4:00pm CST

Define what success means to you, then develop a plan to achieve it

Five-time Olympian Kikkan Randall and two-time Olympian Jessie Diggins had never placed higher than fifth at the Games, and an American hadn’t won a cross country skiing Olympic medal since Bill Koch at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Steph Curry: Play Multiple Sports to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

By Positive Coaching Alliance 02/23/2018, 2:30pm CST

Golden State Warriors standout talks about the benefits of being a multi-sport athlete

NBA star Steph Curry talks about the opportunity that playing multiple sports can give to a young athlete and the impact it can have on character building.

Ten Attributes of An Effective and Mindful Ice Hockey Coach

By Walter Aguilar, The Coaches Site 02/23/2018, 12:00pm CST

When all is said and done your legacy as a coach will determined by who your players become not just on the ice but off it.

The Impact of Being A Youth Coach

By Jim Stagnitta, US LaCrosse 02/23/2018, 12:00pm CST

Overwhelming goal of coach and organization is to inspire players to stay engaged and return to the team. Create a love for the game.

Miami University Joins Youth Development Program to Foster ADM Excellence

By Stephen Kerr, USA Hockey 02/23/2018, 12:00pm CST

"I hope other colleges and universities, regardless of the level, get involved and incorporate utilizing those players and working with the youth players. It makes the game better.”

What to Look for in Shoulder Pads

By TopYa! 02/22/2018, 8:45pm CST

Shoulder pads can get expensive, and in this video Paul tells you what to look for when purchasing them.

Be the One Who Shines

By Donna Hale, SwimSwam 02/22/2018, 12:00pm CST

I’ve seen many athletes with mega talent but very little heart. Love your journey. But be the one who shines.

Even Southerners Can’t Resist the Call of a Frozen Pond

By Greg Bates, USA Hockey 02/22/2018, 12:00pm CST

The players on Swinging Richards try to play in four to five tournaments per year, all south of the Mason-Dixon Line. 

Do You Have the 'X' Factor?

By Chris Ritter, Ritter Sports Performance 02/22/2018, 12:00pm CST

As more superior athletes come out for swimming, as more talented people go into coaching, as more and better facilities become available, all of the aspects of knowledge that we have discussed will become important.

How to Train, Eat and Sleep like an Olympic Champion

By Danielle Rossingh, CNN 02/22/2018, 12:00pm CST

Although strength is important for ski racers -- Lindsey Vonn can squat 100 kilos -- Vonn's work on the spin bike, which trains quad muscles that are so important for skiing, is what sets her apart from the rest.

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