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Staying Mentally Fit

Staying Mentally Fit

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.

Flag Football: A Safe Alternative

Flag Football: A Safe Alternative

There are more than one million kids participating in high school football nationwide. At some point in their young careers they were taught the complexities of the game – rules, positions, verbiage, etc.

When Does a Cut Require Stitches?

When Does a Cut Require Stitches?

If you've got kids, they've got cuts. No matter how often you tell them to be careful or not to do something, they'll continue to accumulate skinned knees and elbows. But which cuts will heal with a simple Band-Aid, and which will need stitches?

Choosing A Hockey Program

Choosing A Hockey Program

When looking for a skating/hockey program for your child, there are some important things to consider regarding what they’ll be learning.

Heart vs. Skill: How maximum effort yields maximum results

Heart vs. Skill: How maximum effort yields maximum results

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” - NBA player Kevin Durant

Sports and School: Tips for Balancing Both

Sports and School: Tips for Balancing Both

Balancing sports, schoolwork, and other activities is one of your child's greatest challenges. But it can be done -- with the right game plan. Here are some tips.

Nutrition: What to eat on a hot day
As the weather gets warmer, your kids will likely find themselves outdoors in the heat for long periods of time. One of the most important aspects to prepare your child for a day out in the heat is their diet.

What to eat before a practice or competition: The general rule of thumb is to eat three-to-four hours before activity, according to Leslie Bonci, Chief Nutrition officer for Come Ready Nutrition...

Student-Athlete Profile: Pitt's Jordan Whitehead
By now, most local football fans are familiar with Jordan Whitehead’s accomplishments on the football field.

The Pitt sophomore from Aliquippa was one of Pennsylvania’s top prospects coming out of Central Valley High School, where he scored 35 touchdowns as a senior en route to being named the player of...

Preventing Dehydration
Every day, under normal conditions, we all lose some body water through sweat, tears, urine, stools, and vapor from our breath.

These fluids, and the salts that they contain, are usually replaced by the foods and fluids in our diets. Sometimes, however, children may lose abnormally large amounts of water and salts during...

Staying Sharp in the Summer
It is no secret that kids are seldom at their strongest academically during the summer. Even top students can lose ground from the end of one school year to the beginning of the next.

Struggling students, meanwhile, can find themselves months behind once the new school year starts. This is particularly true in subjects like math, science and reading. Teachers regularly must re-...

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