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5 Tips to a Better Balance Between School and Sports

What would the proverbial “fly on the wall” see if it spent a week in your home during a season of school and sports? Think about it. Would it see chaos and stress? Or would it see a family working together efficiently? Families that invest their time and energy in sports are probably already convinced…
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3 C’s for Creating Team Chemistry in Youth Sports

Have you ever felt it – that special connection to someone or something that can only be described as chemistry? It’s quite powerful; and although difficult to define, you know it when you experience it or see it in action. As a coach, you play a critical role in developing a team with that kind…
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Performance Anxiety? 3 Helpful Tips for Your Athlete

You can almost hear the wheels of fun come to a screeching halt when a young athlete experiences his/her first performance anxiety. As parents and coaches, we know that the heart-pounding and stomach-churning experience of competition is not a one time deal. More than likely it will play out over and over again in your…
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There’s No Strings Attached Parenting in Youth Sports

Dad had that look on his face after the game. It wouldn't be long before his feelings became the words his son already knew, "I have to tell you, I'm pretty disappointed in how you played today." There was more. "We didn't spend all this time and money to watch you deliver this kind of…
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