What is the Luge?

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably fascinated by the variety of speed sport competitions to watch during the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. It’s exhilarating to imagine the immense speed, risk and reward experienced by the incredible athletes participating in these sports! Today, as you decide which Olympic events to watch, some might be asking […]

Goal Setting for Young Athletes

Here we find ourselves again, welcoming a new year and all it will bring into our lives. About 45% of Americans take this opportunity to set the tone for the rest of the year by making New Year’s resolutions; whereas, 38% of Americans never set specific goals for the New Year. It’s easy to see why so many people […]

Hazing in Youth Sports

Joining a team can be an exciting time for a young athlete, a time where they develop their athletic skills, strengthen their sense of responsibility, and create lasting friendships. Unfortunately, in order to become part of the team, many young athletes have to take part in a practice known as hazing.

Locker Room Bullying

It is regretful that the “culture of sport” is often associated with negative aspects of being on a team — such as hazing and locker room bullying. These long accepted and in some cases even defended behaviors do anything but foster positive sport experiences for their victims.

Traits of a Good Coach

For winning, that is. The one aspect of youth sports over which you have the LEAST control, it turns out, also happens to be the least important part of coaching youth. In fact, a study conducted by Michigan State found that 90% of kids said they would prefer to actually get playing time on a losing team […]