Should Children Play Tackle Football?

When kids play tackle football, are they cruisin' for a head bruisin'? Credit: LM Otero, AP
This weekend the NFL sent a message to players that hits to the head would no longer be tolerated. This edict was handed down following a series of pl...

Hall of Famer Dave Winfield Talks Baseball and Breast Cancer

Dave Winfield, left, stands with with his mother, Arline, and brother, Stephen. Photo courtesy of the Winfield family
Twenty-two years spent slugging home runs and earning Golden Gloves in the Major Leagues didn't slow Dave Winfield down. Vo...

Basketball Team Cries Foul Over Player Disqualifications for State Tournament

Three of the best players on a Florida youth basketball team have been barred from playing in the league's state finals. Their disqualifications don't stem from on-court offenses, though. Instead, the players from the 12-and-under Boynton Hoops...

High-School Running Champs Lose Crown Due to Illegal Undies

The Hereford High School Bulls lost their championship at the Baltimore County cross country races because one runner was wearing the wrong underwear. Credit: Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun
Victory goes to the fleetest, right? Not this w...

Life as a soccer mom: When it all comes together

There are many ups and downs when it comes to being a soccer mom. There is the pressure to attend all games, whether they are played on the home field or in a town three hours away. This gets to be a scheduling challenge when you have more than one c...

Peer relationships in adolescent competitive soccer

Besides school starting this week, both of my old children will be playing soccer; it also goes into full swing this week. A study in the Journal of Sports Science last year reported on a study from Norway on soccer. The aim was to examine the relati...

Are today's children 'over-scheduled?'

It's getting to be that time of year when we begin to think of our children starting both school and all the autumn activities that occur. Are they going to be trying to do too many things at once? The Society for Research in Child Development recent...


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