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Balancing Sports and Family Is Often A Challenge

There are lots of positives to youth sports. Participation in organized sports can provide healthy, non-violent competition, regular exercise, and ready-made social life. Ballparks and gyms can offer wholesome gathering places for parents and for children - somewhere to relax, to have fun. Sometimes, it's easier to go along with the sports scene than to develop a family's more varied activities and interests. But iff you sense that your children's participation in sports is overwhelming your family life, it may be time to make some tough decisions.

A Mom's Passion For Ultimate Frisbee: Just An Excuse To Spend More Time With Her Son?

The love of her 16-year-old son's for the sport of Ultimate Frisbee leads a mother to discover a passion for the sport but also to wonder whether she is just making excuses to spend more time with him.

5 Tips For Parenting A Scholar And An Athlete

A mother with a son who's an athlete and another who's a scholar shares five valuable parenting tips for celebrating their differences.

To Play Or Not To Play Youth Sports: That Is The Question

While every family’s situation is unique, a former professional football player believes in the Power of Sport to have long lasting, physical and mental positive benefits for girls and boys who participate which far outweigh the inherent risks, especially when sports are taught and practiced in a responsible manner.

A Great Year to Study Leadership

We must present examples of positive leaders with integrity and the values we want to instill in our children, says a longtime baseball coach, and the athletic field provides players with the opportunity to learn and test those values.

Is Applause For I.O.C.'s New Rules For Transgender Athletes Premature?

The new International Olympic Committee guidelines for transgender athletes’ eligibility to compete in the Olympics have been hailed as bringing the IOC into the modern world, but the applause for the IOC may be premature says one international expert in sex, gender, and sport.

Creative Ways for Parents to Exercise While Kids Are Playing Sports

If you're like many parents with kids in sports, how do you schedule time for yourself, especially when it comes to exercise? Here are a few tips on how to get active while your kids are on the soccer field or in dance class

College Athletes Start Playing Their Sport Early, But Specialize Late, Research Shows

Early sports specialization has been increasingly viewed as increasing an athlete's chances of achieving elite status, but has raised significant concerns, both as to whether it actually accomplishes that objective, and whether it carries with it an increased risk for sports-related injuries. A quartet of research papers explore various aspects of the issue.

Camp Lessons...One Student Athlete's Journey

Meet Allie, an incoming junior, high school and club soccer player and client of The College Program.  This summer Allie had the privilege to attend two soccer camps back-to-back in Colorado.  We interviewed Allie about her experience, how she prepared herself for these camps, what she learned during the camps and what she is going to do with this knowledge moving forward.
how she prepared herself for these camps, what she learned during the camps and what she is going to do with this knowledge moving forward.

A Victory for Dutee Chand and Female Athletes

The decision by the International Court for Arbitration in Sport to reinstate Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, who had been banned in 2014 by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) from competing against women because she was found to have levels of testosterone considered too high for a female was as surprising as it was it was enlightened, says an international expert on gender, sexuality, and sport.
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