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"Sure, winning isn't everything. It's the only thing." - Football coach Red Sanders, in Sports Illustrated, Dec. 26, 1955, often attributed to Vince Lombardi

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game. - American sports writer Grantland Rice

11/29/2011 - 09:31
Tony DeFazio
“Roughhousing” has been making moms nervous for centuries, probably. And while you've obviously got to be careful when goofing around physically with your kids—just as they do with their siblings or their friends—there may actually be some benefits to horseplay.

In the book, The Art of Roughhousing: Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It, authors Anthony T.

11/29/2011 - 09:13
Tony DeFazio
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.

It is very important for parents to be supportive when it comes to their child’s sporting endeavors; however, becoming overbearing can make the sport no longer seem fun for the child.

10/17/2011 - 22:22
Samantha Rakers
Most kids are naturally competitive, especially against the people they know best. It can often be a positive attribute for a youngster striving to become better at a particular aspect of life, be it school or sports.

I can remember a time when I was seven-years-old and I was playing football with my friends.

08/20/2011 - 13:29
Ken Boysen
As spring approached and kids took to the ball fields once again, Ian Mitchell, 12, was focused, prepared and ready to play. He had been thinking about this day since the end of last season when he narrowly missed being selected to the all star team.

“Ian was on the bubble; he was the fourth kid on the list and three made it,” says his father, Brian Mitchell, who helps to coach Ian’s Lenape...

07/10/2011 - 16:22
Linda Muehlbronner
In some ways, it seems so easy. With a veritable buffet of choices, finding a sports-related summer camp for a youthful participant can simply mean picking a date, paying an entry fee and playing.

It’s not that easy, though, and such a half-hearted, hands-off approach does not represent the best way for parents to select a camp for their children.

05/20/2011 - 14:36
Steve Sampsell
It must be frustrating for a parent… your daughter, who at age six or seven was active, self-assured and confident, now at age ten seems to be more self-conscious and is constantly comparing how she looks to other girls.

Studies show that as girls move from grade school to middle school, their self-esteem drops significantly.

04/19/2011 - 18:16
Linda Muehlbronner
The wall-mounted flat-screen televisions' volume blares above the whir of treadmills and slamming of iron weights. The combined sounds of excited voices, exercise machines and electric beeps and buzzes reveal a scene of heightened physical activity.

It's a setting is not unlike any other fitness center or gym, with a few “small” exceptions. It's not ESPN's SportsCenter emanating from the TVs...

04/19/2011 - 17:25
Tony DeFazio
Well, that depends on who you ask. Some people say yes, while others say no. And a few say it depends. KidSPORTS Magazine talked to parents, coaches, teachers and other experts about the issue.

Those who say non-athletes miss out

03/23/2011 - 17:33
Chris Crytzer
Childhood obesity ranks as one of the more concerning health topics for parents. So much easy-to-access information exists online that finding a consensus or clear recommendations can seem overwhelming.

Still, amidst that overabundance information a clear culprit exists.

02/12/2011 - 12:39
Steve Sampsell
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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