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

Star forward says winning a provincial championship as a Pee Wee was highlight

Claude Giroux shares his favorite youth sports memory and gives advice to his 12-year-old self.

Hug Your Children Tight Tonight

By Asia Mape, I Love to Watch You Play 01/16/2019, 12:00pm CST

Trust me, don’t be a parent of an elite athlete, be an elite parent….the rest will come.

Six Bad Youth Hockey Habits

By Aaron Paitich, Minnesota Hockey 01/16/2019, 12:00pm CST

There are so many facets to scoring and shooting. Follow it up. Stop in front of the net. Put yourself in a position to clean up those rebounds. 

Joe Bertagna’s Hockey Life Always Fun, Never an Obligation

By Greg Bates, USA Hockey 01/16/2019, 12:00pm CST

Through all of his experiences over the years, Bertagna is still as enthusiastic about hockey as he was when he first got into the sport.

Are We Alienating a Population of Could Be Swimmers?

By SwimSwam 01/16/2019, 12:00pm CST

I respect those swim kids who are putting all of those hours in, it is tough work! But are we taking a sport that used to be the most fun sport around and turning it into a job? 

What Rep Sports Are Really Doing to Kids

By Courtney Shea, Today's Parent 01/16/2019, 12:00pm CST

The early specialization model—defined as playing the same sport more than nine months a year to the exclusion of other sports before the age of 13—first became popular following the 1956 Winter Olympics

Four Keys to Help Your Child Set Healthy and Realistic Goals

By Sean Jensen, SportsEngine 01/15/2019, 4:45pm CST

Coaches, mentors and parents should steer the child’s focus away from the end result and toward the process

“If you think in positive terms, you get positive results. If you think in negative terms, you get negative results."

SportsEngine Community's Best of 2018

By SportsEngine 01/15/2019, 2:00pm CST

We recap our most popular articles, including topics ranging from sportsmanship to game officials shortages

Six Keys to Handling Coach-Player Disagreements

By Jaimee Rindy, The Art of Coaching Volleyball 01/15/2019, 12:00pm CST

Listening seems like the obvious thing to do, but it’s also the hardest. Our belief that our position is objectively correct means that we don’t want to hear anybody else’s. 

How to Teach Resilience and Determination by Allowing the Come Back

By Mental Toughness Trainer 01/15/2019, 12:00pm CST

Give kids the gift of experiencing and figuring out things on their own while being there for support when they come to you for help.

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