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“I love talking about my amputation,” explained Jillian Williams, a member of Team USA’s Sitting Volleyball team. After undergoing treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma, part of Williams’ leg was amputated and her foot was reattached to her femur through a rotationplasty surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Today, Williams says her life is better with one leg than it was with two.

11-year-old Sofia Sanchez went viral after a video showed her dancing to Drake’s “In My Feelings” in the halls of a hospital while waiting for a transplant. Months later, Sofia is doing well and has a new PSA to promote organ donation.

Baseball Training Tips: Lob Toss Drill

By Ripken Baseball 04/22/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Hitting an off-speed pitch requires patience. Watch as Cal & Bill demonstrate
the importance of letting the ball travel to you.

Volleyball Tip of the Week: Pass to Attack Variations

By Junior Volleyball Association 04/19/2019, 6:15am CDT

Tennessee Performance (Franklin, TN) shares a few attacking drills to train pass to attack game like situations. The drills can be applied to players 11U-18U with multiple variations and progressions.

Sisters Libby and Lola attended a recent Milwaukee Brewers game with a sign that read, “Yelich, hit a homerun and my dad buys me a puppy!” Christian Yelich did just that and now the sisters have a dog who will be trained to help one of the girls manage her diabetes by sensing low blood sugar.

Baseball Training Tips: High Tee Drill

By Ripken Baseball 04/15/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Weight shift is important in swinging the bat. Watch as Cal and Bill describe
how it helps us take a direct path to the baseball.

Volleyball Tip of the Week: 3v3 2 Contact

By Junior Volleyball Association 04/04/2019, 8:45pm CDT

M1 Volleyball (Bloomington, MN) shares variations of a 3v3 2 contact drill that puts emphasis on attacking the last contact by getting feet to the ball and having an offensive mentality. This drill is a great warm-up drill to get your team competing and communicating right away.

Stephen Curry’s “Underrated Tour, Powered by Rakuten” offers highs school athletes the tools and mentorship that could help propel them into professional basketball careers.

Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane talks about favorite youth sports experience when he moved to Detroit at age 14 along with his favorite hockey player during his childhood, Peter Forsberg.

Baseball Training Tips: Changing Tee Locations

By Ripken Baseball 04/01/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Watch as Cal & Bill show how to use a stationary tee around the plate to practice getting the barrel of the bat to the baseball.