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THESE YOUNGSTERS PERSONIFY CHARACTER AND VALUES

  Thanksgiving… the season to be thankful! I want to join the festivities by celebrating some kids and what they represent. Youth sports can be confusing in its design and purpose sometimes, but there are some essentials that some kids, parents, and coaches value and appreciate and do not take for granted. So, here is my small list (many more ... Read More »

OH, THE MANY BENEFIT OF BETTING ON KIDS SPORTS

Gambling and betting in youth sports? Impossible you say, well think again. In Broward County, Florida, 9 men were arrested recently and charged with felony bookmaking for illegally gambling on youth football games. Peewee football bringing in cash! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The big game, the peewee super bowl had a pot of more than $100,000. Little kids, but big ... Read More »

WHEN A SPECIL-NEEDS ATHLETE COLLIDES WITH MAINSTREAM RULES

It’s time for everyone’s favorite: YOU MAKE THE CALL!  You know the game; you read the scenario and write me back with your opinion. I will in turn tally up the results and let you know how everyone voted. Here is today’s’ question: Should a high school student with a learning disability be held to the same academic standards as ... Read More »

BERATING YOUNG ATHLETES SHOULD NEVER BE ACCEPTABLE

First of all, love your blog and articles.  Need to ask a question:   When is it acceptable to yell at 9-year-old athletes?  The reason I ask is my son plays on a competitive level team and a club team locally.  The coach is very demanding.  He yells and stomps around the sideline during practice, warm-ups, and games and during ... Read More »

KEEP KIDS IN MULTIPLE SPORTS TO CREATE WILL-ROUNDED ATHLETE

Dear Tom   I have a 10-year-old grandson who is a pretty fair athlete and he plays most of the sports pretty well. I think this is a good idea. The problem is that when he competes against players that play their sport almost exclusively, he is at a disadvantage because many of the other players spend all their time ... Read More »

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