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What Cinderella Teaches Young Athletes About Humility

Humility is an elusive character trait… Just when you are finished telling somebody all the ways in which you are humble, it seems to disappear. Risky as it may be to identify humility in yourself, we all know and recognize when we see it in someone else – and it is hard to ignore. Not…
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Are Your Child Athlete’s Life Accounts in Balance?

It’s the start of a new year, and after the spending frenzy that usually occurs in November and December, I am acutely aware of an imbalance in my financial accounts. If I ignore the tension and neglect to bring the categories of spending, saving, giving, earning, etc., back into balance the cost is high and…
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What Every Kid Hopes for In a Youth Sports Coach

The auditorium was full of youth sports coaches from a variety of sports. They represented a wide spectrum of years of experience, sports knowledge, and coaching skills. I had two questions for them, and I knew the first one would trigger split-second responses without much contemplation. “When you’re staring at all the kids on your…
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3 Truths to Teach Your Child Athlete About Change

When faced with change do you typically embrace it or fight it? Your answer probably has a lot to do with how change enters your life. It usually happens in one of two ways: You initiate a change Change is thrust upon you As you probably guessed, it is a bit easier to accept when…
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