Tips To Prevent Your Kid From Being a Sore Loser

Does your child throw a fit, whine, or cry when they don't win? Do they yell that they never want to play again and dramatically stomp out of the room after they’ve just lost? Does your child expect to win every time? Watching your kid be a sore loser can be...

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How To Help Your Child Out of a Slump

Being involved in sports can have its ups and downs. And just as your child may experience streaks, there may be moments where the fall into slumps. When our kid falls into a slump, we want to know how to help get them out of it as quickly as possible. It’s...

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Athletes and Their Body Image

Most people struggle with their body image. Society is quick to judge and criticize, and we find ourselves constantly conscious of how we look. We see celebrities and professional athletes, and they become the standard for the ideal body. However, despite having fit...

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Twin Factor in Youth Sports

Remember the identical twin Harvard rowers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss from the 2010 movie The Social Network about the founding of Facebook? The six-foot-five-inch “Winklevii” are the popular example for any coach who has been blessed with guiding the athletic...

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How Do Youth Sports Help Improve Social Skills?

Playing sports is excellent for your child’s physical development. But did you know that beyond that, sports can play a crucial role in improving their social skills? Here’s why: Improved Communication Skills Communication is the foundation of any good relationship....

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Are Youth Sports Becoming Too Extreme?

Do you think that youth sports are getting too intense? Is the level of competition no longer safe for children? Are young athletes being put in danger by the competition, aggressiveness, and intensity of sports? Every day, kids are being pushed beyond their emotional...

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How Playing Sports Helps Your Child Become a Great Leader

Many of the traits required to achieve success in sports are similar to those needed to succeed in life such as goal-setting, confidence, discipline and other leadership skills. Great leaders understand the value of hard work, accountability, competition, and being...

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When Is the Best Time To Start Your Child in Sports?

Kids will express their interest in sports at different ages. And while many parents may think “the younger, the better,” this is not always the case. There are some children who are physically ready but are not quite emotionally and mentally prepared. Or they may not...

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How to Help Your Young Athlete Deal with a Loss

The older and more mature we become, the better we deal with loss and failure. Though for young athletes, dealing with the sting of defeat can be quite devastating. How do we help our young athletes cope with losing? For kids, the pressure to win comes from everywhere...

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