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The MLB Breakout Brigade: Who’s Poised for a Star Turn in 2015?

Welcome to the 2015 edition of Grantland’s annual MLB Breakouts column. Last year, I talked up Giancarlo Stanton (good!), Nolan Arenado (very good!), …

Baseball

Australia’s Most Inspiring Wilderness Campsites

By Charli MooreA great Australian road trip is a rite of passage for many adventurous travellers.With an ever changing coastal landscape and an …

Posted in: Youth Basketball, Youth Sports. Tagged: Hardwood Sports Academy, Michigan State University's Insititute for the Study of Youth Sports, Women's Sports Foundation (WSF). Leave a comment

<i>by: Britney Morgan @hardwoodsportsacademy</i><p><b>What is youth sports about?</b> Youth Sports is about teaching and learning. It is an extension of the …

Posted in: Cheer, Cobb County, Cobb Football League, Marietta, Uncategorized, Youth Football, Youth Sports. Tagged: Harrison Hoyas, Kennesaw Mustangs, McEachern Indians, Milford Warriors, Monkey Joe's, North Paulding Wolfpack, Stevi B's, Wheeler Wildcasts. Leave a comment

Youth sports is an exciting experience for children, parents and coaches in the community. They all deserve recognition for their hard work and …

Posted in: Cobb County, Marietta, Metro-Atlanta Parents, Youth Basketball, Youth Sports. Tagged: CCJBC, Marietta Middle School, McEachern. Leave a comment

This weekend we took the tour to Marietta Middle School where we captured moments from the Marietta vs McEachern middle school basketball games. We …

Posted in: Cobb County, Metro-Atlanta Parents, Uncategorized, Youth Basketball, Youth Sports. Leave a comment

by Britney Morgan, @hardwoodacademy<p>The spring and summer tournament season is right around the corner. Coaches are preparing their schedules, new …

Posted in: Atlanta, Youth Basketball. Tagged: Hardwood Sports Academy, The Ron Clark Academy, Youth Basketball. Leave a comment

Since their inaugural season, they have grown and progressed into a recognized team in the LukeSports League. Coach Bruner attributes a lot of the …

Posted in: Marietta, Youth Sports. Tagged: Doc Shaw, Hardwood Sports Academy, Hardwood Sports Academy Launch Tournament, Tammie & Doc Shaw Fresh Dreams Doundation, Tyler Perry's House of Pain. Leave a comment

With a common vision to positively impact the lives of children and help them grow through sports, Hardwood Sports Academy and the Tammie & Doc Shaw …

Why keeping score matters

There is a recent push to remove scoreboards from youth sport. The reason given is that scoreboards over-emphasize winning and de-emphasize fun, …

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Overall Youth Sports Participation Rate Continues to Decline

<b>By Ken Reed</b><p>A recent Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) study found that youth sports participation rates continue to drop. Five-year …

The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports

“My 4th grader tried to play basketball and soccer last year,” a mom recently told me as we sat around the dinner table after one of my speaking …

Kinesiology

Balancing Youth Sports and Family Life

Raising sports active kids is difficult, perhaps more today than ever before. Parents feel pressure to help their kids succeed. They want to keep up …

Christmas Eve

Lower-Income Students Getting Shut Out of Sports

As the chairman of the department of tourism, recreation and sport management at the University of Florida, Michael Sagas had a pretty good idea what to expect when his daughter started playing travel soccer. But even he was taken aback by the tally when her team started playing in regional and …

“Pay-To-Play” Threatens To Create An Attainment Gap In Youth Sports

Twelve-year-old Elijah Earnheart posses for a photo at his home in Mesquite, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. The 6-foot, 300-pound 12-year-old has …

Education

The real reason why our kids quit sport

Also according to the National Alliance for Sports, these kids will never play those sports again. Never.<p>Pass another doughnut and plonk them down at …

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