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The Far-Reaching Impact of Youth Sportsmanship

Although you cannot predict the future for your children, you recognize that the steps you take today can impact that future. In fact, you probably make decisions fairly regularly, that reflect this belief: You view their education seriously You try to instill in them, healthy habits regarding sleep, nutrition, and activity You teach about the…
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Lead Your Athletes from Conflict to Character with These 3 Tools

Have you ever cheered at the end of a feel-good movie because your favorite actor (or actress) worked through a difficult conflict and came out a better person because of it? This is an outcome we all applaud. We instinctively know that it doesn’t happen easily or by accident. Conflict is tough and it doesn’t…
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3 Essentials to Teaching Your Child Athlete Self-Respect

If I told you that you just won the “parent lotto” and could “gift” your child athlete with any one quality, what do you think it would be? Make sure to choose wisely! But before you do, remember that you want this gift to equip them to face the many challenges that life will bring…
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5 Steps for Setting Clear Expectations for Sports Parents and Athletes

A current commercial for auto insurance portrays the disappointment of expecting one kind of coverage but ending up with something less. BIG disappointment! Years ago, there was a fast-food commercial showing a woman, who had purchased a hamburger, complaining with the phrase, “Where’s the beef?” People find themselves disappointed often when reality doesn’t match expectations.…
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