Youth Sports Blog Roundup for April 25th, 2012


Below you will find a few of our favorite blog posts that are related to youth sports, youth sports coaching and sports parenting from the past few weeks. Please feel free to visit each and we hope you find them as helpful as we do!

Children and some reasons behind ‘Play’ – Part 2

Here’s a big thing from kids – winning and losing isn’t actually that big a deal for children. Now of course, there are always anomalies to everything but broadly speaking, the kids aren’t overly concerned.

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It may be Pee-Wee Football but there is nothing Pee-Wee about the hits

Kids who play football make — and take — hits to the head just as hard as any high school, college or NFL player.

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Does Your School Have an AED?

Each year, more than 15,000 children pass away from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). The good news, though, is that one extraordinary device, called an automated external defibrillator (AED), can literally save the day—and a life.

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Youth Sports Safety 101

Millions of young athletes get broken bones, sprains and other injuries each year. Here’s what you need to know to keep them safe.

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7 Tips for Being a Sports Parent Every Coach Will Love

As a sports parent, you are given an opportunity each season to become an MVP for your child’s team. Someone who is a valuable supporter, encourager, and advocate for the players, parents and coaches.

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3 Sports Psychology Tips for Parents and Coaches

As youth sports psychology experts, we often work very closely with parents and coaches when we provide mental coaching for young athletes. Parents and coaches who are knowledgeable about “mental game” challenges and strategies are better equipped to instill confidence in their young athletes.

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