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Build Athletes First, Baseball Players Second: A Case Against Early Specialization

Early sports specialization is bigger than ever. Gone are the days where almost every kid played two, three or even four different sports throughou...

10 Reminders Stressed Out Sports Parents Need to Hear

Are you a sports parent? Do you find yourself continually getting stressed about youth sports and your child's involvement in them? You are not alone....

5 Productive Strategies Parents Can Use to Develop Their Child's Athleticism

As a former high school strength and conditioning coach, I've noticed that athletic development opportunities for kids have faded in recent years. ...

You Think You Have a Concussion. What Next?

To be clear this article is by no means a way to diagnosis and treat a head injury, nor is it an attempt at providing medical advice of any kind. This...

Chad Johnson on Coaching His Middle School Track Star Daughter: 'You are a Child, Have Fun'

Cha'iel Johnson might be the fastest middle schooler in America. The 13-year-old track star from Miami, Florida has won three consecutive gold meda...

NBA Coach Mike Brown: Parents Need to Let Their Kids Lead Post-Game Conversations

The car ride home after a practice or game can often be a one-sided conversation—the parent blurting out everything they wanted to tell their child ...

5 Behaviors of High-Performing Sports Parents

Parenting in youth sport has developed into a significant talking point in recent times. Unfortunately most of this discussion centres on overbearing...

Why Coaches and Parents Should Avoid Placing Too Much Emphasis on Team and Individual Results

Fall season playoff time can be intense, hyper-competitive, exhilarating or heartbreaking. These moments are great opportunities to focus on teachable...

Why a Strong Parent-Coach Relationship is Essential

Students do better academically when they know their parents support the teacher and school. The same is certainly true for sports. Here's how you can...

4 Things Every Sports Parent Should Do After a Game

Parenting an athlete. Sounds fun and simple, right? Just get them to practice on time, eat well, sleep enough, and cheer them on from the stands....

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