Sunday December 9 2018
Leave this field empty.
It’s still two hours before your child’s Saturday morning game. You’re making breakfast while the kids sleep. Your plan is to make it to the game about 10 minutes before kick-off.

Meanwhile, at the field, the coach has already cut the grass. An assistant is putting down the lines. League officials are checking the weather forecast. The refreshment tent is going up.

04/11/2014 - 10:00
KidSports Staff
Just like so many other virtues in today’s society, the interpretation of “toughness” has become terribly misunderstood. We are inundated with stories about supposedly “tough” personalities. They are often loud, speaking aggressively and at times offensively.

It seems like the name-calling, finger-wagging and chest-pumping attracts the most attention. Unfortunately, this has nothing to do with being tough.

07/24/2013 - 14:30
Claudia Narcisi
Be prepared. During an emergency, those two simple words could possibly mean the difference between life and death.

Professional, college, and high school sports organizations dictate policies and practice procedures in case of emergency.

04/24/2013 - 07:28
Vee Matisko
Every athlete is familiar with conditioning: an exercise or training program specifically designed to meet the needs of a particular sport.

Conditioning often combines cardio with strength training, along with detailed maneuvers that help athletes achieve a specifically designed durability to master their chosen sport.

03/29/2013 - 15:28
Claudia Narcisi
When athletes become injured during games, the first responders are typically athletic trainers.

Although athletic trainers cannot formally diagnose injuries, they can administer first response, and educate athletes on injury prevention, rehabilitation and proper nutrition.

12/29/2012 - 14:56
Rachel Trunk
You want your young athlete to be safe out on the field or court. What parent doesn’t?

While you can’t prevent every injury, you can reduce your child’s risk by helping him or her increase muscle strength and flexibility through a proper strength training program.

10/19/2012 - 10:05
PSR Staff
Should Children Specialize in Specific Sports?

It’s a Saturday in early March and Ali is rushing from playing in goal at an ice hockey tournament to make it to softball practice on time.

10/19/2012 - 09:57
Linda Muehlbronner
Sometimes it can be difficult to walk that fine line of being a parent and a coach at the same time... while still offering the best of both to your children as well as the entire team. KidSports offers some tips.

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10/19/2012 - 09:40
Tony DeFazio
Two sports drive the calendar for young Michaela Staats of Upper St. Clair. She plays either basketball or soccer. She's a team player as an aggressive point guard in basketball and a hustling forward in soccer.

Competitive and talented, she has opted for team-oriented sports as opposed to more individual sports such as golf, swimming or tennis.

07/11/2012 - 09:28
Steve Sampsell
As she weighed her fall-sports options, Brianna Battista thought her biggest challenge was choosing between basketball and soccer, which run concurrent seasons where she lives in Pennsylvania.

Instead, Battista, an active, happy and healthy 14-year-old, really needed to worry about something else—simply...

06/20/2012 - 10:40
Steve Sampsell
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