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Keeping Sports Kid-Friendly

Posted by Jordan Snider on Jun 28, 2015 8:57:19 AM

Unless your young child is on their way to the Olympics, sports should be more about fun and learning than the serious stuff! You’ve seen the parents on the sideline of the soccer field screaming “Go! Go! Go! Get that ball. Get that other kid out of the way!” And, that’s at a preschool game. Then there are the high-profile cases that the media picks up on (like the hockey dad who shattered the glass barrier). Instead of shouting, screaming, and throwing tantrums to get your child at the top of their game, try the opposite. Keeping sports kid-friendly is a must-do when introducing athletics to young children. How can you help to keep the fun up and nix the training tirades?

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Topics: coaching, team, Views

Sportsmanship and Social Development: Bringing Teamwork into Everyday Activities

Posted by Jordan Snider on Jun 5, 2015 2:19:43 PM

Your child knows that he needs to shake hands with the opposing team whether he wins or loses. He knows to pat a teammate on the back after he scores or fails and knows to cheer everyone on. Even though your child is considered a “good sport” on the field, do these positive practices translate into everyday life? They can! Good sportsmanship is part of social development and can help your child at school, with friends, and anywhere off the court or off the field.

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Topics: team, Views

Organized Sports for Children with Disabilities

Posted by Jordan Snider on May 11, 2015 9:23:32 AM

Sports are a win for all kids. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, recreational athletics can be especially therapeutic for kids with disabilities, with numerous physical and overall well-being benefits. Even though kids with delays and disabilities may not engage in organized sports in the same manner as other children, understanding the importance of inclusion is necessary for all parents. Whether or not your child has a disability, knowing the why’s and how’s of including children with special needs in sports makes team play possible and positive for everyone.

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Topics: team, Views

Team Sports and Child Development

Posted by Jordan Snider on Dec 24, 2014 3:00:00 AM

Social and emotional development is an important benefit of playing on a team. Parents and coaches can instill positive social behaviors and help players work together towards a common goal.

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Topics: team, Views, child development

What to Say When Your Kid's Team Loses The Game

Posted by Jordan Snider on Dec 10, 2014 3:00:00 AM

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Topics: parents, team, Views

Anticipation Paired With Expectation

Posted by John Mees on Jun 17, 2014 11:41:15 AM

We’re thrilled to announce that June is here! The thought of a new summer conjures up images of sun-splashed days and ice-cream truck chasing. Whatever your association is with summer, and we all have them, we at Future Stars always couple our anticipation of the summer solstice with spending quality time with our campers. What makes our company unique, however, is that our anticipation comes with clear expectations.

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Topics: team, family, News

Friends And Family

Posted by John Mees on Mar 18, 2014 5:07:41 PM

What is ‘it’ all about?  What defines us?  What’s the point of ‘this’?

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Topics: team, Views, family

Not Just Physical

Posted by Jordan Snider on May 2, 2013 11:00:57 AM

Two very interesting stories caught my attention. When it comes to sports and athletes, we often think about physical talent and skills. However, “intelligence” and awareness are important at all levels also.

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Topics: coaching, team, Views, News, training

Meeting with a College Coach

Posted by Coach Lindberg on Apr 22, 2013 6:16:14 AM

Congratulations! You have successfully scheduled a meeting with the college coach of your dream university. This is your time to make a lasting impression and to stick out in a positive way.

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Topics: coaching, students, team, Views, News


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