Any great coach knows, you don't necessarily coach each and every player the same way. Perhaps one kid responds to being challenged. Make getting higher grades a competition, just like scoring goals...
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One of the great lessons gained by participating in sports is learning how to overcome adversity. But sometimes the greatest adversity can come not on the ice from the opposing team, but in the...
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Dear hockey mom: I’m having trouble with my 9-year-old son. He’s decided he doesn’t want to lay hockey anymore. I’m crushed. I don’t want to force him or push him too...
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THE SMELL WAS THE FIRST THING that got me—an odd mixture of crock pot ham, scalloped potatoes and hotel cleaning supplies. Hours earlier, I had spent the evening attempting to convince my...
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Normally when a baseball coach goes out to the mound during a highly-pressured moment, there’s not much fanfare. Perhaps he is just trying to buy some time, or talk over strategy. The other day...
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 14:26
Most parents coach their kids’ hockey team because they want to spend quality time together with their son or daughter. Others want to give back to the game, or because they learned the game...
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After the final buzzer sounds on the season, it’s tempting to head home, throw the equipment bag in the closet and simply deal with it the next time it’s needed in a few weeks, or a few...
Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 11:02
In the minds of many players and parents, a college athletic scholarship is the pot of gold that comes at the end of the youth sports rainbow.         ...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 13:09
Keeping Your Emotions In Check February is a transitional month in hockey. It marks the midway point in the season, with the playoffs quickly approaching on the horizon. It’s a time when the...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 13:01
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