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Young Athletes

These 6 Inspirational Athletes Show Us How To Beat The Odds

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports

What if you fell in love with a sport, but there was a large obstacle in your path, threatening to prevent you from playing it? These athletes know ex...

Parents of Young Athletes Need to Keep Everything in Perspective

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.07.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

You should be your kid's biggest supporter. But for parents of high school athletes, in particular, it's important to maintain perspective. Don't lose sleep worrying about catering to every need of your athletic child.

One Family's Journey and Joy: The 2014 Special Olympics Makes More Than One Kind of Impact

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon something wonderful happening in Central New Jersey: it was the 2014 Special Olympics. Of course, I've heard of the g...

Grassroots Passion for the Special Olympics

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports
Chris Komisarjevsky

We marvel at the courage, determination and sportsmanship when so many talented individuals work their hardest and push themselves to do their very best.

A New Kind of Abuse in Athletics

Tim Elmore | Posted 09.17.2013 | Sports
Tim Elmore

Over-indulging a student athlete is one of the most insidious forms of abuse. Failing to be honest with them about how life works is a crime. They deserve caring adults who see the big picture and the long-term affects of a win-at-all cost culture.

Growing Moral Intelligence in Athletes

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.21.2013 | Sports
Tim Elmore

Moral intelligence is simply a scientific term for character and ethics. It's the courage to make decisions based on what's right, not what's beneficial or convenient. Those who have it are determined to live their lives by values, regardless of what others do who have no moral compass.

Along With Gold and Glory, Injuries a Growing Pain for Female Athletes

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Energy isn't an issue for women in athletics. But we also know that female athletes are at a much greater risk for certain musculoskeletal injuries than their male counterparts.

She Played 40 Minutes Of Soccer... With A Broken Ankle

Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen

Soccer star Brianna Stelzer will go down in Lakeville South High School history as not just a talented athlete, but a player with exemplary sportsmans...

5 Tips for a Healthy and Confident Lifestyle

Bethany Hamilton | Posted 08.11.2012 | Teen
Bethany Hamilton

When I was 13, I was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing in Kauai, Hawaii, and lost my left arm. Through hard work and perseverance, I went on to win a national surfing title and turn pro.

My So-Called Concussion

Anne Hilker | Posted 03.24.2012 | Home
Anne Hilker

Recently I hit my head while going for the ball in a basketball game. I felt fine so I kept playing, but the next day I had frequent headaches.

2012 Youth Olympics Kick Off In Innsbruck, Austria!

AP | By ERIC WILLEMSEN | Posted 01.15.2012 | Home

INNSBRUCK, Austria -- The inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games got underway on Friday with an opening ceremony featuring classic and modern dance, alo...

The Making of a Champion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.26.2011 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

I was asked recently by a sports parent, "What does it take to make a champion?" I thought for a moment and then responded with three words: "Genes, motivation, and support." So let's explore these three essential components to athletic success.

Helping Young Athletes Catch the Stars

Tamika Catchings | Posted 08.09.2011 | Sports
Tamika Catchings

I was a little girl growing up with a hearing problem, speech problem and big hearing aids enveloping my ears. I vowed never to go back to school but when my parents kept telling me I had to go back to get smart, I chose the next best thing: sports!

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.

Education in Chicago: Our Sports Madness Puts Tens of Thousands of Child Athletes in Danger

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

Let's get rid of that national monument to flaunted hypocrisy: intercollegiate athletics. Let's start over, with voluntary intramural sports only.