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Your Child's Coach Is a Jerk? Now You Can Let the League Know It

Fred Engh | Posted 09.23.2015 | Sports
Fred Engh

Since parent evaluations are anonymous to the coaches, parents can provide honest feedback without fear of backlash or repercussion. The coach only sees their overall score for each key coaching area.

7 Things Sports --and Wrestling--Taught My Sons That I Could Not

Michele Weldon | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Michele Weldon

For millions of American parents, Saturdays -and Sundays-- are again fully booked with carpooling, cheering from the sidelines and unfortunately so...

Uganda And Taiwan Little League World Series Teams Show What Sports Should Really Be About

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.25.2015 | Sports

The famous Vince Lombardi line, "If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?" is often times quoted as a truism, but it's not. Winning ...

We All Should Have a Kid This Gutsy!

Fred Engh | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Fred Engh

We've all see the bumper sticker on the back of cars that say, "My child's on the honor roll." Well I think there should be ones made for kids like this one that says, "My kid just stood up to a bunch of 'little league' jerks who don't get it."

Even in Defeat, Jordan Spieth Wins

Steven Petite | Posted 07.21.2015 | Sports
Steven Petite

Jordan Spieth is young enough to be the son of a lot of the players on tour, but he did what is sometimes difficult for even seasoned veterans. He lost graciously, respectfully and admirably in heartbreaking circumstances.

Sportsmanship: It Truly Is What It's All About

Ken Reed | Posted 05.27.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

I believe that no matter how long your sports career lasts, whether it ends after Little League, or after winning the Super Bowl, what you will most be remembered for is what kind of competitor you were, what kind of teammate you were, and whether or not you respected the game.

Why I Asked My Sons To Turn Off The Game

Eileen Flood O'Connor | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Eileen Flood O'Connor

Growing up in Queens, New York, I played softball at P.S. 144 with "Killer Conlon," whose mother coached, hurling a litany of expletives and wayward cigarettes at all bad calls -- and plays. Only the winners walked off with the hardware.

All-Star Teams Turn Fun Into Frenzy

Fred Engh | Posted 05.25.2015 | Sports
Fred Engh

When youth sports began way back in the late '30s, it was so kids would have something to do during their time off from school in the summer. With the advent of all-star teams, on a team with 15 players, 14 would be left with no baseball for the rest of the summer.

What Truly Matters in Youth Sports? Hint: It's Not the Sport

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

We adults tend to think we have all the answers when it comes to youth sports. We adults can pontificate all we want, but the thing that should matter most in youth sports isn't the sport, it's the youth.

No More 161-2 Basketball Scores. High School Sports Should Have Mercy Rules

Larry Atkins | Posted 04.04.2015 | Sports
Larry Atkins

Running up the score can have different effects on members of the losing team for young players. Some might feel totally embarrassed and dejected and decide to quit the team or the sport altogether.

Florida State Called Out Over Lack Of Sportsmanship

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.05.2015 | Sports

The indignities didn't stop for Florida State after the clock struck zero at the Rose Bowl. After being demolished by Oregon in a College Football Pla...

How Parents Can Be the Ultimate Spoilsports

Dr. Wendy Rice | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Dr. Wendy Rice

You cannot give or praise your children into having good self-esteem. You can, however, support them in a loving, positive way while they find their own path to those good feelings about their own abilities and character.

High School QB Plays For Rival Team In Place Of Injured Athlete, Embodies True Sportsmanship

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.07.2014 | Good News

Sometimes the spoils of victory are better shared -- even when it comes to competitive sports. While Mississippi communities tend to take their foo...

Booing at Bingo

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.21.2014 | Money
Fiona Finn

Yesterday my twenty-four year old son sent me a message via Facebook about a local woman who won over $976,000 on a casino slot machine.

World Cup Over, Now What?

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Rutendo Nyamuda

The top player wins a Golden Ball, the top goalie gets the Golden Glove and the top commentator should get a Golden Mic because, WOW, they can talk for days. And the thing is they sound so excited.

Using Soccer to Reverse Violence Against Women

Ann DeMarle | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Ann DeMarle

Just beyond the pitch, the international sport of soccer is being used to reverse the epidemic of inequality and violence against women and girls.

Luis Suárez and the Morality of Biting

David Vanderveen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
David Vanderveen

FIFA, the governing body for World Cup soccer, is reviewing Suárez's actions and likely will issue a suspension for this outrageous assault. But the real question is what should or what ought Uruguay do?

WATCH: This Beautiful Act Of Sportsmanship Will Make You Cry

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.28.2014 | Sports

Amid a news cycle dominated by one depressing sports story after another, this heartwarming act of sportsmanship is particularly uplifting. The muc...

A Twin-Win Situation

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.07.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the year since my precious little granddaughter was born, during which time she has become smarter and more mature than I am, even though I am cons...

Stern's Basketball Legacy Not One to Celebrate

Ken Reed | Posted 05.14.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Go ahead and enshrine David Stern in the sports marketing Hall of Fame if you'd like. But don't suggest the game of basketball is better off because of the role he played.

WATCH: Soccer Player Takes Sportsmanship To A New Level

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports

How's this for sportsmanship? During Saturday's soccer match pitting Werder Bremen against FC Nürnberg, Bremen midfielder Aaron Hunt appeared to h...

The Grace of Competition

Clark Power | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, was a firm believer in the value of competition. Coubertin opposed, however, a misplaced emphasis on winning as the goal of international competition.

What Type of Athlete Do You Want to Represent Your Country?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
SidneyAnne Stone

As a devout fan of the Olympics, I would never say anything to disrespect the games or any of its participants. However, I cannot help but observe a ...

NFL Post Game Wrapup: Sherman Is an All-Star Troll, Not a 'Professional' Athlete

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.24.2014 | Sports
Steven Kurlander

Sherman ruined Sunday's game for fans who yearn for the sportsmanship and decency that once marked the conduct of sports.

The Idea of Sportsmanship: What Mandela Can Teach Us

Clark Power | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

Nelson Mandela, who brought together a country torn by years of racial strife and resentment, believed that sports had the power to change the world. He believed that sports can promote peace and human harmony by appealing to the wellsprings of respect and love in the human soul.