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  • Encouraging Your Child

    Most everyone would say they love their child, but how are you at encouraging them? I’m talking about building them up in a real way that gives them confidence and assurance. I have to confess that I fail at this all too often as life gets in the way.

  • Why Kids Quit Sports: Reversing the Trend

    A 2004 study done by the Youth Sports Institute at Michigan State listed some of the reasons why kids are quitting sports. Let’s look at four of the reasons, and discuss some ways we may be able to reverse the trend.

  • Does Height Still Matter in Basketball?

    The old theory is that no matter how old you are, if you are considerably taller than the other athletes your age, you’ll probably do well at basketball. If you see a middle school student taller than six feet, it’s considered a crying shame if that person isn’t playing on the school basketball team. This theory still holds true to some degree, but there’s an important factor to size in the game of basketball: while it’s good to be tall, it’s much better to be tall with skills.