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Finding the right sport for your kid is one thing, now it's time to get up to speed on the rules, terms, and equipment. Browse the topics drop down to find your sport.

Rethinking the Win

By Nate Repensky, SportsEngine 04/12/2019, 11:30am CDT

“We need to make sure athletes understand where sports rest in their life and what they can do. Winning is being prepared in case you don’t make it to the next level.”

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

New to Soccer?

By SportsEngine 03/28/2019, 2:30pm CDT

To a newcomer, any sport can seem overwhelming. This guide has all the information you need, so you can feel prepared when your child steps onto the field for the first time.

15 Eye-Opening Facts About Youth Sports

By Janis Meredithm USA Football 03/24/2019, 10:45pm CDT

The statistics show that youth sports in its purest form is a wonderful learning and growing experience for kids.

4 Essential Skills of Mental Toughness Needed for Success

By Junior Volleyball Association 03/23/2019, 10:15pm CDT

Mental toughness will not necessarily win you a championship, but not having mental toughness will lose it for you.

Beginner Lacrosse Drills

By Beginner Lacrosse 03/19/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Basic passing & catching with a stationary partner – practice right and left hand passes & catches. This is one of the first beginner lacrosse drills that kids should practice.

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