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Martial Arts: Not What You Might Think

Martial Arts: Not What You Might Think

When most people think of martial arts, they tend to conjure images of Bruce Lee fending off his enemies, or Ralph Macchio fighting the bad guys in the Karate Kid movies.

Sibling rivalries: Athletic struggles and successes in families

Sibling rivalries: Athletic struggles and successes in families

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.

Bumps & Bruises: Summer Precautions

Bumps & Bruises: Summer Precautions

The sun is at its peak in the sky, which means it nearing the middle of summer and your kid is most likely outside.

Come Dancing: The popularity and benefits of dance as a sport

Come Dancing: The popularity and benefits of dance as a sport

Grace. Rhythm. Agility. These are the skills often associated with dancing, but a closer examination reveals that strength, power and focus are just as necessary.

Hockey Injuries

Hockey Injuries

The fast-pace, hard-hitting, and high-action intensity of hockey have made the sport more and more popular among American youngsters than ever before.

Hand and Finger Injuries

Hand and Finger Injuries

While injuries can occur in any sport, hand injuries can -- and do -- occur in almost all sports.

Diving
Understanding the sport of competitive diving

Diving is one of the most followed Olympic spectator sports in the world. But for many people, it is just that – a spectator sport. This is not because of its difficulty, although it is a very...

Healthy Eating on the Road
The days of struggling to find a balanced meal for kids while on the road with a traveling sports team are a thing of the past.

We now have a variety of healthier dining options, so there is no need to rely on cheeseburgers, French fries and milkshakes as the “go to” foods. Both fast food and sit down restaurants have made...

What Should I Do When My Child is Struggling in Sports?
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...

Dealing with Difficult Coaches
When you send your kids off to softball or swimming, or any sport, you rely on their coach to teach them the skills they need to be successful. But every coach has his or her own coaching style, and in some instances it can counterproductive to success.

“Youth coaches have a profound impact on children,” says Joseph Austerman, DO, Section Head of Cleveland Clinic’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. “It’s so important for them to use positive...

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