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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.

PA Cyber Athlete Profile: Evan Eigner
Passion is not hard to spot. Everyone is passionate about something. In sports, passion can be found in an athlete’s eyes, words, actions, and eventually, their greatest accomplishments.

Sometimes passion takes a while to find and develop, but once it is there, it is there for good. Evan Eigner, a 2012...

AAU implements measures to ensure safety of youth athletes
In the wake of the child sexual abuse scandals at Penn State and Horace Mann School, the national Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) has announced comprehensive measures designed to protect the well-being of hundreds of thousands of young athletes.

The steps include requiring that all adults involved in AAU activities—from volunteer coaches to AAU staff—undergo detailed background checks; adopting clear policies and procedures designed to...

When Winning Matters
"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

The emphasis on winning in youth sports...

Local School Districts Help Kids Fight Obesity
Ohio high schools following new government guidelines to promote healthier eating

Salads, fruits and wraps are in.

Burgers, fried and sugary snacks are out.

As a result of First Lady Michelle Obama's healthy eating initiative geared toward fighting...

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