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Staying Mentally Fit

Practice makes perfect, right? That’s what parents and coaches say and that’s good advice – but it extends beyond the physical aspect of sports. Oftentimes it can be just as important to be mentally ready for a sport or activity as it is to be physically ready. Here are a …

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Flag Football: A Safe Alternative

There are more than one million kids participating in high school football nationwide. At some point in their young careers they were taught the complexities of the game – rules, positions, verbiage, etc. Obviously, that is an important part of a players’ development. But there are plenty of youngsters who …

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Tips for Balancing Both

Balancing sports, schoolwork, and other activities is one of your child’s greatest challenges. But it can be done — with the right game plan. Here are some tips. Be realistic: When setting your children’s schedules, do so while looking at a calendar and make sure your young athlete can realistically …

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En Garde!

Fencing gains popularity as a sport In this day and age of X-box and i-pads, parents are struggling to get their children out and active. One possible, yet somewhat unknown, alternative to technology is fencing. To the uniformed eye, fencing may just look like sword fighting, which may indeed catch …

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