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

4 Signs That You are NOT a Desperate Sports Parent

By Janis Meredith, USA Football 09/22/2019, 8:00pm CDT

Do you feel that you’ve slipped into the desperate parenting mode? If you are seeing these four signs, then the good news is that you have not!

Why Distance Runners Should Lift Heavy

By Stack MVP 09/20/2019, 8:00pm CDT

lifting heavy can be the difference-maker distance runners need that keeps them stronger, faster and healthier than their competition.

Actions That Speak Louder Than Words as a Parent

By Janis Meredith, USA Football 09/18/2019, 1:15pm CDT

Becoming aware of this dichotomy between our actions and our words is the first step to becoming parents who live what they say. And the result of that is producing children who learn to do the same.

How to Make Your Family a Dream Team

By RC Families 09/13/2019, 12:30pm CDT

Below are some ways you can work to get everyone on the same page, and make your family a true dream team.

8 Parent-Child Conversations That Can Help Your Athlete Through a Hard Season

By Janis Meredith, USA Football 09/13/2019, 7:45am CDT

Helping your child turn their season around from awful to awesome means you weather the storms of adversity with them.

Overcoming Obstacles While Reaching Another Level

By CoachUp Nation 09/12/2019, 3:00pm CDT

When obstacles come as you improve, keep these tips in mind as you reach another level.

2019 Power Rankings

By Next College Student Athlete 09/12/2019, 2:15pm CDT

NCSA Power Rankings are designed to help student-athletes get started on the college search process by learning about schools that they may not have thought to consider.

Preparing to compete at the next level can be an exciting – and overwhelming – time in a student-athlete’s life. There are so many things to consider when thinking about becoming a collegiate athlete, including what division level to play at, what major to study and where to go to school. NCSA Power Rankings are designed to help student-athletes get started on the college search process by learning about schools that they may not have thought to consider.

Flag Football: A Great Entryway to the Sport

By Peter Schwartz, USA Football 09/10/2019, 8:00pm CDT

For parents, enrolling your child in flag football is the perfect way to get him/her involved with the sport, especially if they’re nervous about contact. 

I Was One of ‘Those’ Moms

By Jess Carew, I Love to Watch You Play 09/09/2019, 8:45pm CDT

Love is how we keep kids running. It sounds sappy, but I’m not kidding. Running is freedom and kids, they love freedom. 

5 Habits of a Happy, Healthy Sports Family

By Janis Meredith, USA Football 09/09/2019, 1:30pm CDT

Even families who do everything right will face difficulties, but these guidelines will give you something to cling to when you’re wondering how to navigate through hard times. 

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