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Practice makes perfect, right? That’s what parents and coaches say and that’s good advice – but it extends beyond the physical aspect of sports.

Oftentimes it can be just as important to be mentally ready for a sport or activity as it is to be physically ready.

08/22/2016 - 17:31
KidSports Staff
“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” - NBA player Kevin Durant

Andrew Cambruzzi has a pretty good idea of what it takes to get noticed as a young athlete.

07/11/2016 - 17:30
Chris Hayes
Games commonly found on mobile devices and larger consoles nowadays usually revolve around violence, entertainment, or some combination of mindless activity and often inappropriate content.

Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, and the violent Call of Duty series or Halo are among the most popular for people of all ages, especially teens.  

06/03/2016 - 14:02
Zach Laufer
A lot of people reminisce about the “good old days” when they were growing up. They played a variety of sports all year; fall was football and soccer season, winter was basketball and wrestling, and spring was for baseball and lacrosse.

Although every individual’s selection of chosen sports varies, the common theme of differentiation remains.

05/20/2016 - 14:35
KidSports Staff
Wherever you are on your path as a sports parent, it’s good to stop and examine your approach to their activity. Do you pay enough attention? Are you pushing your child a little too hard?

We’ve all heard about (or have seen) the overbearing parent who shouts too loudly at games, bullies the coach to play their child more, and every once in a while gets ejected from the game.

08/05/2015 - 09:51
KidSports Staff
Bill and Nancy Johns discussed many things before having children, but they never thought that having two of their own children excelling in softball would cause a world of trouble.

The yelling, fighting and physical confrontations between Michelle and Melissa, two years apart, were becoming unbearable.

07/23/2015 - 14:07
Vee Matisko
If your child is struggling in sports, what should you do? Should you talk to your child’s coach? Take extra time to practice with him or her? Or just plain let them quit?

Every situation differs, of course, but in general it is best to let your child have his or her own chance to make decisions about sports.

01/08/2015 - 12:17
Samantha Rakers
Twelve-year-old Samantha plays soccer almost year round. That means her middle-school season is followed by indoor games and training in the winter, then local recreational leagues in the spring. In the summer, she attends a couple of camps as well.

Her sister Danielle plays basketball with a similar level of commitment.

07/08/2014 - 08:10
Steve Sampsell
There are a great many life lessons that can be learned through youth sports. But if negative experiences make kids quit playing, they lose out on any benefits.

The Potential Positives

05/06/2014 - 15:16
Joe Luxbacher PhD
How to identify bullying and what parents can do to prevent it

Carmelina Vargo of Mars, PA, witnessed multiple bullying encounters as her children began to participate in youth sports.

04/28/2014 - 15:57
Melissa Esing
Led by a historic ground campaign, the Panthers humiliated Virginia Tech, running their way to a 52-22 demolition of the Hokies Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field, maintaining first place in the Coastal division.
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CHARLOTTESVILLE — With an opportunity to separate itself in the race for the ACC Coastal title, the Virginia football team failed to overcome myriad mental and physical errors and its depleted defense was unable to hold up in the second half of a 23-13 loss to Pittsburgh on a soggy Friday night.
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Casey DeSmith stopped all 39 shots he faced, while Sidney Crosby racked up a goal and an assist as the Penguins dominated Arizona in a 4-0 shutout win at PPG Paints Arena Saturday night.
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NEW YORK (AP) — After setting a career high for points last season, Josh Bailey has picked up right where he left off. Bailey scored a short-handed goal in the second period and then the only goal in a shootout to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Thursday night.
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