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Youth Recreational & Competitive Sports


Is Your Child Ready to Compete at a Higher Level?

One of the biggest questions in youth sports is whether or not your athlete is competing at the right level. There are several important factors to consider before making the choice to move your athlete up in competition and intensity. The higher the level of competition the more games, more travel, more time, more money,  more […]

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Winning Is(nt) Everything

Whenever I speak to youth sports communities (parents, athletes, coaches, staff) the subject of winning always comes up. Do I think everyone should get a trophy? How important is winning? How do we teach our youth to win and lose gracefully? This is a difficult subject to address as feelings about winning and losing are […]

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5 Ways Sports Strengthen Family

Amidst the many benefits of sports participation, I want to talk about the ways that sports can strengthen families. Sports have been a central part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have competitive genes, I love to be physical, and yes I love to win. However, when I think about […]

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