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Want Your Kids to Be Good Citizens? Start with Sports

Sep 26, 2016

You might be surprised how similar the soccer field is to democracy.



Road to Rio: Team USA Athletes Salute Their Moms

Apr 27, 2016

Three Olympic athletes thank their moms for the time and work they've put into getting them to this point in their careers.



How to Deal with Pushy Parents

Mar 25, 2016

Some parents (you know who you are) get a little too competitive on the sidelines of their kids' sporting events. How can you encourage your children to do their best on the playing field without putting too much pressure on them? Amy McCready, author of "The, 'Me, Me, Me,' Epidemic," and psychologist Jennifer Hartstein have suggestions.



Meet the 6-Year-Old Basketball Phenom Taking the Internet by Storm

Mar 14, 2016

Jaliyah Manuel has been raising eyebrows with her very grown up basketball skills, and her videos have captivated people the world over — garnering over 60 million views.



Making High School Football Safe

Nov 09, 2015

Frank Cutinella, whose son died during a football game, explains that changing the fundamentals of how safety is looked at for high school football can cause a significant change.



Making High School Football Safe

Nov 09, 2015

Frank Cutinella, whose son died during a football game, explains that changing the fundamentals of how safety is looked at for high school football can cause a significant change.



High School Football Makes Triumphant Return to Alexander, North Dakota

Oct 11, 2015

After 27 years of not having enough kids to form a team, high school football is now a source of pride for everyone in a revitalizing oil boom town.



Are High School Football's Friday Night Lights Fading?

Sep 30, 2015

The death of a star high school quarterback has put the sport's violence back in the spotlight, while parents and schools cancel games or disband teams altogether.



Steelers Linebacker James Harrison Won't Let His Kids Have Participation Trophies

Aug 17, 2015

These days trophies, ribbons and other accolades aren't just for winners. Simply showing up can be enough to earn an honor — for some kids. But that trend doesn't extend James Harrison's household.



Study: Youth Sports Can Make You A Winner Later In Life

Jul 01, 2015

A study in Canada of almost 3,000 young children found that those who played a structured sport in kindergarten were better at staying focused and following directions by the time they were in fourth grade.



Heroes and Softball… We Can’t Think of a Better Afternoon

Jun 01, 2015

Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team kids camp member Jen Castro says she’s learned ‘to have courage’ through coaches Dan Lasko and Matias Ferreira who are veteran amputees of America. The WWAST Kids Camp 2015 is held June 8 – 13 in Mission Viejo, California.



Girl Football Players in a 'League of Their Own'

May 31, 2015

The league is the country's first known tackle football league for fifth- and sixth-grade girls.



Summer Camps: Finding the Right Fit

May 11, 2015

Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning for summer break! Is your child interested in going to camp? We talked to Dr. Michele Borba for tips on finding the right summer camp fit for every family.



A Win for Everyone: Collaborative Games

Apr 27, 2015

Collaboration skills are essential for lifelong success, and engaging children in enjoyable collaborative activities from an early age can help improve their self-awareness, problem-solving, empathy and nonverbal and verbal communication. Here are some engaging collaborative activities your entire family can enjoy.



Parents of Benched Daughter Sue Volleyball League

Apr 02, 2015

When a volleyball league refused to let a student athlete transfer teams because she was sidelined, her parents took their case to a different court – and sued.



The Pros and Cons of Kids Getting Involved with Sports

Mar 17, 2015

Greg Jennings, former NFL wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, and Dr. Robyn Silverman discuss the pros and cons of kids getting involved with sports. Jennings says that, given the physical toll the sport has had on him, he hopes his son doesn’t play football.



Basketball Teams Banned for Both Trying to Throw Same Game

Feb 24, 2015

Two Tennessee high school girls basketball teams reached a new low last weekend by trying to lose the same game, officials said.



The Poster All Overcompetitive Parents Should See

Feb 06, 2015

A hilarious poster at a Kentucky gym reminds parents that “this is a game” and “your child does not play in the NBA.”



Football Fun: How to Turn the Super Bowl into a Learning Experience

Jan 26, 2015

It’s that time of the year again when the nation’s top two football teams battle it out on the gridiron in pursuit of the shiny Super Bowl trophy. And while this Sunday may be all about lounging and snacking for many families, there is a way you can help your child find out more about the game by taking inspiration from the field and turning it into a fun educational experience.



Football Fun: How to Turn the Super Bowl into a Learning Experience

Jan 26, 2015

It’s that time of the year again when the nation’s top two football teams battle it out on the gridiron in pursuit of the shiny Super Bowl trophy. And while this Sunday may be all about lounging and snacking for many families, there is a way you can help your child find out more about the game by taking inspiration from the field and turning it into a fun educational experience.



Fifth-Grade Girls Basketball Team Holds Its Own in All-Boys League

Jan 20, 2015

When the fifth-grade basketball squad known as the Central Illinois Xpress racks up another win as the only girls team in its all-boys league, tears are often shed.



High School Quarterback Plays for Opposing Team in Act of Sportsmanship

Oct 04, 2014

When one Mississippi high school football team lost their quarterback for the game due to injury, their opponents offered up their starting quarterback.



Injuries and Early Burnout in Youth Sports

May 27, 2014

With the nature of sports becoming increasingly competitive, children are now experiencing higher pressure, more intensive training and an earlier focus on solely one sport.



Good Praise, Bad Praise

Jan 06, 2014

Parents often fall into pitfalls when praising their children for their performance. Check out this post from Dr. Judy Willis about some best practices for offering sincere praise.



Coach Makes Special Needs Students Feel Like Part of the Team

Oct 15, 2013

Before every home game, Georgia high school football coach Scott Hamilton makes sure to add some special players to his roster.



Allyson Felix Talks 'Active' Schools Campaign, Keeping Sports Clean

Oct 08, 2013

This week, Allyson Felix showed her commitment to education and fitness as a participant in NBC’s fourth annual ‘Education Nation‘ Summit in New York City.



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