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Minnesota high school softball star, who made varsity as a 12-year-old, also is top student and tireless community volunteer

Hanna Sveen of Eyota, Minnesota was selected as the Fair Play Athlete of the Month for the Upper Midwest area that includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota.

Acts of Good Sportsmanship Inspire Us All

By Lucas Presson, Southeast Missourian 06/29/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Sports teach us many lessons in life. Competition is important, but so is good sportsmanship. They are not mutually exclusive, but rather there's a "right way" to play the game.

How Parents Can Influence Their Kids' Youth Sports Choices

By NBC Sports, FairPlay 06/15/2018, 12:15am CDT

Tips on knowing what to say, and how to say it, when it comes to guiding kids' in their youth sports journeys.

South Side Chicago Baseball Program Is Changing Lives

By NBC Sports, FairPlay 06/14/2018, 12:15am CDT

After pitcher Ty Koen struck out his final batter - sending his team to the state tournament - he chose to console childhood friend Jack Kocon before celebrating with this team.

Professional Athletes Provide Their Thoughts on Youth Sports

By NBC Sports, FairPlay 06/13/2018, 12:15am CDT

"I knew I needed to tell them," senior Kate Wynja said about recording a 4 on the 18th hole instead of a 5. 

Thefts in Youth Sports Cost Organizations Millions of Dollars

By NBC Sports, FairPlay 06/12/2018, 12:15am CDT

NBC10 Investigators look at youth sports thefts and why they are so easy

Countless child athletes join youth sports leagues to compete and have fun. But some people close to them take those opportunities away. The NBC10 Investigators take a look at thefts from youth sports and why it's so easy to do.

The Balance Between Fun And Winning

By NBC Sports, FairPlay 06/11/2018, 12:15am CDT

Where is the line drawn between having fun versus competing to win?

Where is the line drawn between having fun versus competing to win?

Specialization among young athletes

By NBC Sports, FairPlay 06/09/2018, 12:15am CDT

The benefits of playing multiple sports as a young athlete, and when making the switch to focusing on a single sport makes sense for some.

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