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PARENTS INTERRUPT SON’S FUN WITH THEIR OWN CONCERNS

Just recently, I had a very interesting conversation with a young boy and his parents about whether or not he should continue being on the dive team. But first, let me fill you in on some of the facts: Ian is in the 8th grade and has been involved with competitive diving for 8 years or so. He hasn’t played ... Read More »

THE READERS RESPOND

The Readers respond- …A reader responds to the article I wrote about a little league coach telling his pitcher to throw at a batter because he didn’t think that a kid with Down syndrome should be playing baseball in their league. I was shocked to read your article today “Some youth-sports problems worth thinking about” I have been coaching youth ... Read More »

APPLAUD BEFORE THE OUTCOME?

THE PERFECT SHOT Ok everyone; it is time for another round of ”YOU MAKE THE CALL”! Here is the comment and question as it was sent to me. I will wait to give my opinion after you all send in yours… I want your original thoughts. Here we go… Dear Tom, You have a pretty talented kid show up for ... Read More »

VARIETY IS BENEFICIAL

It’s back to school, which means getting those backpacks put together and organized, getting new clothes and figuring out what is going to be that first day outfit. It means talking mom and dad into a new pair of shoes because, “these are too small and they hurt my feet. With that also comes the choice of what sports to ... Read More »

23 YEAR-OLD POSES AS FRESHMAN

Well, all good things must come to an end. And so it is for 23-year-old Guerdwich Montimere, or should I say 16-year-old Jerry Joseph? Montimere was recently sentenced to 3 years in prison, pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault and three counts of tampering with government records. What he did was pose as a ninth grader using the ... Read More »

READER RESPONSES

I just wanted you to know how much I loved your article (“Farming as a traveling youth sport”) for several reasons! I was a bean field walker and corn de-tassler in southeastern South Dakota. For that reason, I related to so much of what you said. I also, however, really appreciate the perspective you place on youth sports. Our daughter ... Read More »

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