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PARENTS, AUTHORITIES GETTING HEADS UP ON HEAD INJURIES

Why do you think our kids want to play sports? What is it that inspires them to sign up and play on a team? Well after the 30-some years of owning/coaching/operating youth sports programs, I think I can give you the top 10 reasons that I have observed. I have also prioritized them starting at the top motivating factor, all ... Read More »

FUN IS STILL ATOP LIST OF REASONS WHY KIDS LIKE SPORTS

Why do you think our kids want to play sports? What is it that inspires them to sign up and play on a team? Well after the 30-some years of owning/coaching/operating youth sports programs, I think I can give you the top 10 reasons that I have observed. I have also prioritized them starting at the top motivating factor, all ... Read More »

EVERY COACH WANTS TO HAVE A “CHARLIE” ON HIS TEAM

This is a tribute to a 7th grader who gets “it”. Charlie Cunningham has got to be one of the healthiest kids I have ever coached, and I am talking in all 3 areas: mentally socially and physically. After five minutes of coaching him and watching him play, he becomes everyone’s’ best friend. He is a coach’s delight. He gets ... Read More »

ANOTHER MIRACLE ON ICE

  Another “miracle on ice” story? This is one of those stories that should be shouted from the rooftops: “Kids, never give up!”  Enjoy… Everyone loves to hear about an underdog story. The following is an underdog story featuring a group of boys and a girl that refused to let hockey die in the Hudson Valley. At the end of ... Read More »

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