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

Is It Ever Too Late for a Kid to Start a New Sport?

By Catherine Holecko, VeryWellFamily 05/24/2019, 12:00pm CDT

A child who works hard, is passionate, and has a natural talent for the game may still be able to rise through the ranks

There's a Place You Can Go

By Alex Pietrangelo, The Players' Tribune 05/24/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Older people get sick and don’t get better, but kids always get better, right? That’s just how you think.

You Need a Growth Mindset – Learn How From NBA Star Steph Curry

By Mental Toughness Trainer 05/24/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Team cohesion is essential to every sport, including individual sports.

More Than Personal Bests and Competition

By Ashleigh Scott, Swimming World Magazine 05/24/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Swimming is a unique sport in that it combines both a team and individual aspect of sport. Swimmers devote time and energy to reaching their own goals, yet they are overjoyed for their team’s accomplishments. 

USA Select Camp Numbers Show Female Hockey Growth, Dominance in Minnesota

By Jess Myers, Duluth News Tribune 05/24/2019, 12:00pm CDT

On the 40 NCAA Division I women’s college hockey rosters last season, there were 157 Minnesotans, which led the country by a considerable margin. Massachusetts was second with 106.

How to Survive Your Kid’s Sports Season

By Joanne Chen, The New York Times 05/23/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Pay attention: Before I started writing this story, I’d bring a laptop to games. I don’t anymore.

Cheers and Encouragement: How to Be a Better Sports Parent

By Greg James, Murray Journal 05/23/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Let your children learn as well as fail. Remember to let kids have fun and encourage pick up games with no parents, coaches or stat keepers.

Five Best Soccer Goalkeeper Tips to Keep the Ball Out of the Goal

By Stewart Coggin,LiveAboutDotCom 05/23/2019, 12:00pm CDT

If you can instruct your defender to take the near post, and you the far post, this restricts the scoring opportunity for an attacker.

My Son Has ADHD: What I Want Parents, Coaches and Officials to Understand

By Yesenia Torpoco, Soccer Parenting Association 05/23/2019, 12:00pm CDT

At the heart of ADHD is a difficulty in achieving focus, which is why ADHD used to be known simply as “Attention Deficit Disorder” or “ADD”.

I Think My Child Should Move Up...

By Elizabeth Wickham, SwimSwam 05/23/2019, 12:00pm CDT

As they move up through the levels, practices get longer and more demanding. Our children have to find balance with homework, school, swimming and other activities.

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