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NYC Teens' Bar Mitzvah Projects Support Youth Baseball in Detroit

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

The true meaning of a bar mitzvah. A charitable initiative like the one these boys have created combines their own passions, helps those less fortunate and brings more meaning into their Jewish coming-of-age ritual.

Mindfulness, Little League Baseball, and Parenting

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Can we fully support our children while also taking a moment for ourselves? The answer to that, depending on how we spend our time hanging out, is "yes." The long, slow hours of a Little League baseball game can prove both entertaining (if and when something happens) and create an opportunity for parents to use their limited free time more constructively.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving: Don't Judge a Book (or a Volunteer Opportunity) By Its Cover

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With National Volunteer Week starting today (April 12), it is important to remember all the things volunteers do.

Dad Claims Wealthy Town's Little League Demoted His Son Over Affordable Housing

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

A federal judge in Connecticut is considering whether to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that a 9-year-old Little League player in Darien was demoted after...

What Little League Baseball Tells Us About the Skills Gap

Blair Forlaw | Posted 04.09.2015 | Education
Blair Forlaw

Talent is fueled by a natural curiosity and love of learning that is either encouraged -- or squelched -- at a very early age. By the time we reach peak earning years, we've spent thousands of hours mastering what we need.

In Honor of Opening Day, Signs That You Might Be a Baseball Sacrifice

Alisa Schindler | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

When your husband asks you for a cup, do you immediately head to the underwear drawer? Is your floor littered with all sorts of baseball paraphernalia -- gloves, bats, balls, bags, cleats, etc?

Little Sparks: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. This summer we will make our 1000th grant! Here are the extraordinary people we supported with seed funding this week.

Lacrosse Beats Baseball for Our Boys

Andrew Cotto | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

It's a manifest of American modernity, of technology and testing and the other trappings of progress, that signals the fading of the American pastime as we look further to the past for a game invented by our land's original inhabitants that is needed now more than ever.

Mo'ne Davis Plays For Globetrotters, Is Her Usual Awesome Self

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.11.2015 | Sports

Now those are some skills.

Children's Sports And Learning The Rules Of The Game

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 03.10.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Children learn the rules of the game by playing sports. Under those rules, you sometimes prevail and you sometimes lose. Those rules may not always seem fair, but as long as they apply equally to all participants, they teach a most valuable lesson.

Sport and Society for Arete-Alison Gordon

Richard Crepeau | Posted 04.16.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

After five years on the baseball beat Alison Gordon returned to real life and turned to fiction. She wrote murder mysteries set in the world of baseball and enjoyed considerable success. Sportsworld is now replete with women in all capacities and for that we owe a debt to Alison Gordon.

Little League's First All-Black U.S. Championship Team Stripped Of Title

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 02.12.2015 | Sports

"This is a heartbreaking decision."

What's Ahead for Mommy Bloggers

Amy Koko | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Amy Koko

Here's what I would like to say to all the mommy bloggers who are good writers and pretty funny and offer good advice about how to deal with a toddler who will only wear ballerina tutus: You ain't seen nothin' yet. And you moms out there who have kids over 5 know what I mean.

Tackling The Tough Issues Of Coaching Kids: The Let ‘Em Play vs. ‘Wussification' Debate

Bob Cook | Posted 02.18.2015 | Sports
Bob Cook

My favorite moment in televised youth sports fiction comes from the CBC series, "The Tournament." The TV series, imported from Canada to the Unite...

Teen Sensation Named Female Athlete Of The Year

AP | ROB MAADDI | Posted 12.29.2014 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August. That's when 13-year-...

These Are The Parents We All Know From Little League Sidelines

Posted 01.05.2015 | Sports

The world of youth sports brings out a wide array of emotions from the parents watching from the sidelines. These men and women are told to sit on col...

Being Honest With Myself: I Never Played Third Base

Jeremy Shure | Posted 01.11.2015 | Small Business
Jeremy Shure

Honesty in business is vital, and one's name is all they have. As it relates to the above, I've learned over time that sometimes the hardest person to be honest with is yourself, and it's the same as it relates to a startup.

25 Reasons Why I'm a Cool Mom

Dana King | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Dana King

My older son has always been a big-time Mama's boy. That is, until the current school year, when he became a third grader and I became a source of embarrassment

Burnout and Injury A Major Concern In Youth Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 03.31.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

As a society, we need to start focusing more on sports as a vehicle to build teamwork and leadership abilities, improve sports skills, enhance fitness and health, gain experiences that teach lifetime lessons and shape values, develop friendships and less on scholarships, pro contracts and gold medals.

With Youth Baseball Participation Declining, Pitch In for Baseball Seeks to Give Kids the Tools Necessary to Play

Alicia Jessop | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

With the costs of baseball soaring and participation in America's pastime declining, one man has set out to give children around the world an opportunity to enjoy baseball by providing them with free baseball equipment.

Why We Need Little League

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Sports
Helene Cohen Bludman

When this kid is a 13-year-old girl pitching her way into the history books in a field of dreams, we are euphoric. She is one of ours. Such is life this week in Philadelphia.

Social Media Freakout and Mo'Ne Mania

Beverly Macy | Posted 10.21.2014 | Sports
Beverly Macy

It's the hottest sports story this summer. Mo'Ne Davis, the 13-year-old baseball pitching sensation from Philly, throws a mean 70 mph pitch and just made the SI cover as the first Little Leaguer ever!

WATCH: Little Leaguer Shuts Down Anchor Questioning His Size

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports

He may be only 5 feet tall "with his spikes on," but there's power in his game. And oh, what an explosive power it is. So says Presley Smith, a pla...

Meet The Biggest Stars At The Little League World Series

AP | JOHN McGONIGAL | Posted 10.18.2014 | Sports

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — An African-American female pitcher from Philadelphia and a team from Chicago have created a buzz at the Little League...

The Diamond Dogma: 10 Life Lessons Our Dads Taught Us Through Baseball

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Josue Lopez Calderon

Baseball is the only sport where if you fail 7 out of 10 times you are considered successful, thus you have to learn how to get up from defeat.