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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. 

Girl’s Lacrosse for Beginners

By Shanna, HowTheyPlay 05/21/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Cradling is the twisting and rocking motion of a lacrosse stick as a player runs. Holding a lacrosse stick still makes it very easy for an opponent to knock it out of your stick.

Golf Chipping: The Ultimate Guide From Beginner to Pro

By Golf Insider 05/08/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Most beginners (and even some club players) try to help the ball up in to the air. This is incorrect and leads to all sorts of miss-hit shots. 

How to Do a Front Flip for Beginners

By L.P. Biersdorfer, AZ Central 05/02/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Always perform this element in the company of a coach or spotter. Stretch your quadriceps, calves, back and arms before attempting this element, to avoid injury.

Teaching a Toddler to Swim

By Laura Williams, LiveStrong 04/29/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Always encourage with enthusiasm. Even with very scared children this often distracts them from their fear.

Inside story of how a Sharks T-shirt ended up in 'The Mighty Ducks'

By Marcus White, NBC Sports 04/11/2019, 11:15pm CDT

The (no-longer Disney-owned and no-longer Mighty) Ducks have played 140 games against the Sharks between the regular season and the playoffs, and there is no love lost between the two California clubs.

Ice Hockey Families Get Creative in Solving Time, Cost Concerns

By Stephen Whyno, NBC Philadelphia 04/11/2019, 11:00pm CDT

Many families wrestle with the time and money needed to play youth sports, but those challenges can be even more significant when it comes to hockey, with all of its equipment and rinks that are sometimes far away. For the less wealthy, having a child who dreams of hockey can look like a nightmare.

Don’t Let Travel Sports Eat Your Life

By Debra Moffitt, Slate's Minor Leagues 04/11/2019, 10:30pm CDT

The professionalization of youth sports makes many parents feel as though a travel team is a kind of insurance policy: If you want your kid to keep playing sports on evermore competitive school teams, you’d better sign up for travel. Others see travel teams as an entrée to their son or daughter playing sports in college, though only a slim percentage will do so.

Introductory and Beginning Divers

By Jeffery Huber, Human Kinetics 04/08/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Coaches promote such a response and attitude by making sure introductory divers experience fun, find success, interact positively with other divers, receive positive reinforcement, and practice in an inviting and nurturing environment.

How to Play Soccer, Rules and Basics about the Game

By Soccer Training Method 04/05/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Like every sport there is no perfect formula for player performance, players change, the game changes as do all the different factors that surround the game

Parents & Athletes

  • Best Softball Colleges

  • By Next College Student Athlete 11/05/2019, 7:30pm CST
  • NCSA Power Rankings help student-athletes find the right college fit athletically, academically, socially and financially.
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Coaches

  • The Role of a Hitting Coach

  • By The Hitting Vault 11/06/2019, 1:45pm CST
  • What is the role of a hitting coach or instructor? Check out Coach Lisle's video explaining the approach that all hitting instructors should have with their athletes.
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