Are You Spending Too Much Money on Youth Sports?

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Ever wondered if you will get a return on your youth sports investment? Is all that money you are spending too much? Is the expense of youth sports worth it? Everyone who makes an investment wants to know about the ROI–Return on Investment. What is the ROI for the investment you are making in youth…

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How to Raise A Virtuous Athlete

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Yeah, so virtuous isn’t usually a word used to describe athletes. We’ve all heard athletes described as persistent, tenacious, and hard-working. But Virtuous? If you’re one of those who believes that youth sports is just youth sports and it really has no significance in the scheme of life, then you may as well stop reading now….

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Myth-busting: 11 College Recruiting Myths that Might Hinder Your Child’s Chances of Playing Sports in College

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Perhaps it’s early for many of your to be thinking about college recruiting, but I’m guessing that many of your young athletes go to bed at night with visions of college scholarships dancing in their heads. Perhaps they even imagine the D1 College Recruiter descending upon their house in Santa-like style and bringing a big…

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Sports Parenting Podcast: When parents compare their athletes to each other, good or bad?

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To listen to the comparison podcast, click on the above arrow. Do you ever find yourself comparing your child with another athlete on his  or her team or with a sibling? I began this podcast with the idea that comparison was not good, but I learned even as I talked with my guest Caz McCaslin…

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10 Things All New Sports Parents Should Know

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New sports parents–and maybe even ones who’ve been around for a short time–listen up. There’s some things you need to know. When I signed my first child up for gymnastics and then later for softball, I entered a whole new world. Youth sports is its own unique culture and I had certainly had no idea…

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Youth Sports Podcast: Your Child Gets Cut from the Team…What’s next?

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To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. When your child gets cut from the team, it can be devastating to him and to you; no one likes rejection. But getting cut from the team doesn’t have to be the end of the road; there are options, and in this podcast, I chat with Rick Harriman from Values…

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