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10 Tips for Soccer Parents on the Sidleines

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
Bruce Reyes-Chow

A few years ago I wrote a post about soccer parents, but at that point, I did not imagine that we would now be one of "those" families, driving to soccer games in different cities, spending the night in hotels, and paying buckets of money to play a sport that many of us just went out and played in the park after school.

How An Apple Watch Helped Save A High School Football Player's Life

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports

On the morning of Sept. 8, 18-year-old Paul Houle Jr. lined up in his nose tackle position at the year's first football practice, feeling healthy and...

U.S. and Japan Score 29 Runs, Set Little League World Series Record

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.31.2015 | Sports

The Little League World Series ended on Sunday, with Japan beating the U.S. 18-11 in a wild 29-run affair in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. After f...

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 ...

NFL Star Takes Away His Sons' Participation Trophies

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.17.2015 | Sports

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Violence in Sports: Promoting Character Development in Youth Athletics

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 07.29.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Sports and regular activity are great for physical and mental health, learning leadership lessons, and engendering teamwork, but many modern sports are also dangerous and prone to conflict.

The Dark Side of Youth Sports Superstardom

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

People don't realize that, for every precocious talent, there are thousands of young prodigies with "unlimited potential" who never reach the pinnacle and often pay a severe price in its pursuit.