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Let Them Be Barefoot: The Importance of Kids Going Shoe-Less

There are 206 bones in your body. These bones are held together and can move through time and space thanks to a nervous system that controls over 600 ...

The Real Reason Schools Are Banning Tag—and Why It Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Parents

Banning tag. In an age when many believe our society has become too overprotective, it's one phenomenon that's sparked a lot of outrage. Schools o...

Youth Soccer Tournament Survival Guide

It flabbergasts me that I am writing a survival guide on youth soccer tournaments. For something that should be a fun and carefree enjoyment of the...

Parents Storm Field in All-Out Brawl During Game for 7-Year-Olds

Earlier this month a fight broke out at a youth baseball game near Denver, leading to a manhunt for one of the parents involved. According to CNN, ...

A Middle School Athlete's Guide to Being Ready for a High School Weight Room

So, you've graduated from middle school and will soon be stepping foot inside a high school weight room. Although you might think you'll be doing a...

How to Utilize Games to Accelerate Athletic Development

For years I've seen coaches and parents roll their eyes when I mention game play for better athletic performance on the field. No, I'm not talking ...

How Obstacle Courses Can Reintroduce Play to America's Kids

Kids crave movement. They want to jump, skip, climb, sprint, crawl, dive and tumble. They want to explore what their bodies are capable of, even if...

Soccer Legend Kristine Lilly on the Missing Ingredient in Youth Sports

Kristine Lilly is one of the greatest women's soccer players of all time. Her 352 career caps are the most of any player, man or women, in internat...

Is Your Kid Missing Key Components of Athleticism? Use These 3 Tests to Find Out

Believe your kid is a great athlete? See if they can do these three things: Catch and throw a ball with both hands Do a somersault Run b...

The Secret Behind Admiral Schofield's Surprisingly Nimble Feet

Admiral Schofield is built differently. In an age when many NBA prospects are criticized for scrawny frames, the 6-foot-5, 241-pound Schofield is b...

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