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Student Athletes: Balancing Both Worlds

“I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them not to let that be their only dream.” -Kareem Abdul Jabber In most areas of our lives, finding balance is key.  For parents trying to raise a good student in the middle of playoffs, finding balance can be difficult.  Refocusing attention to algebra…
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You Can’t Push a Rope – How a Sport is Chosen

“We’re trying to find the right sport for our child.”  I’ve heard this statement time and time again from well-intentioned parents.  In the best-case scenarios, parents don’t choose sports for their children.  In fact, in many instances kids admit, “I didn’t choose this sport; it chose me!”  This comment is a testament to the natural…
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Why Your Child Would Prefer a Team Sport

"I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion." –Mia Hamm A deafening roar in a stadium. An anxious look to teammates for reassurance during a last second time-out call. The elated dash…
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Why Your Child Might Prefer an Individual Sport

The TV networks love big-time team sports. Multiple times per week, depending on the season, we can watch baseball, basketball, football, hockey, or soccer. There’s big money in these sports because the fan base is huge. However there’s another family of sports that might appeal to your child and they shouldn’t be overlooked when scanning…
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