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

100 Tips That Will Make You a Better Coach

By Darren Wensor, Coaching Youth Athletes 07/17/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Coaches must show leadership when it comes to teaching young athletes about sportsmanship.

The Game When My Son Struck out Three Times, and What I Learned

By Janis B Meredith, JBM Thinks 07/17/2018, 12:00pm CDT

It taught me in a very vivid way that my children stronger than I think, that they are fully able to work through certain tough times without me trying to insert myself into the situation.

The Downsides of America’s Hyper-Competitive Youth Soccer Industry

By Linda Flanagan, The Atlantic 07/17/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Club soccer can require heroic measures on the part of adults — driving regularly to and from distant games, giving over sacred weekends to a child’s pursuit and dividing the family to deposit different kids at separate venues.

Four Best Ways to Fundraise for Your Team

By Positive Coaching Alliance 07/17/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Is your sports team in high school or college? Put your team’s skills to use and organize a day camp for elementary or middle school children. Hosting a kids camp can both raise money and educate children about sports and exercise! 

Weekly Summer Activities for Kids

By Laureen Miles Brunelli, VeryWellFamily 07/16/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Kids are social animals. At school, they are constantly interacting with one another. So when summer comes and the number of kids they regularly interact with dwindles, they tend to get bored.

Using Sport to Help Forge Resilience

By Dr. Martin Turner, Player Development Project 07/16/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Sport provides opportunities to prove that failure isn’t fatal, setbacks are tolerable and that unfair treatment, rejection and adversity can help us be stronger in sport, work and life. 

The Power of a Well Designed Timeout

By Mora Kanim, Junior Volleyball Association 07/16/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Remember, you have an opportunity to set the mood, work ethic and tone of the match for the next several points – don't waste that opportunity to lead your team in a bigger way. And when technique feedback is necessary, frame it in the positive and give it only to those who need it.

What Does It Take to Win?

By Mental Toughness Trainer 07/16/2018, 12:00pm CDT

This is perhaps one of the most critical of the steps toward being an all-time great athlete, because without self-belief then all efforts channeled toward the preparation may as well be a waste of time and resources. 

Coaches Who Shine and Those Who Don't

By SwimSwam 07/16/2018, 12:00pm CDT

They inspire love of swimming through their actions and interactions. They look for teachable moments. These are just coaches you want to know whether they are in summer league or the NCAA.

Team USA Ignites Lacrosse Spark in Youngsters' Eyes

By Brian Logue, US Lacrosse 07/13/2018, 12:00pm CDT

There's no question the event is bringing the sport huge exposure in the country, and they may have gained a few more players last night.

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