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Choosing A Sport: A Family Decision Weighing Risks and Benefits

Choosing a sport should be a family decision, says Lyle Micheli, MD., Director, Division of Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston, involves many factors, including injury risks and benefits and whether it is a lifetime sport. 

Athletic Success: An Accident of Birth?

If your child plays hockey or softball and is celebrating a birthday this month, congratulations, your kid is very lucky!

Why is that, you may ask?

Numerous studies have shown give kids in sports where teams are grouped by age born early in the age-group year (January for hockey and softball, May for baseball, and August for soccer) a number of advantages over their younger teammates.  Should success in sports really depend on the month of an athlete's birthday?

Advice to Sports Parents: Stress Fun, Building Skills

With the increasing focus in youth sports on success, a sports psychologist and former elite short track cyclist says parents should emphasize practice to play, leaving their expectations at home on game day, and being motivated by a desire to have fun, not achieve results.

Support of Parents Key To Athletic Success

Four-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero says she owes everything to her parents, whose support, not just in making sure she got all the equipment she needed and to practice but ate the right kind of food, was a key to her athletic success.

Ability To Overcome Obstacles, Meet Challenges, and Make Sacrifices Keys To Athletic Success, Says Ruggiero

Four-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero attributes her athletic success in part to the ability to overcome obstacles, meet challenges, and make sacrifices.

Realizing A Child's Athletic Potential: How Parents and Coaches Can Help

 

One way parents and coaches can help a child realize their full athletic potential, says four-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero, is to explain what they may be able to achieve by setting goals and working hard.

Benefits of Sports Are Many, Says Olympian Angela Ruggiero

Four-time Olympic women's ice hockey medalist Angela Ruggiero talks about the benefits of sports participation with MomsTeam's Brooke de Lench.

Playing Multiple Sports: A Healthy Advantage for Youth Athletes

The overlap between youth sports seasons is only getting worse and the degree to which kids are specializing at ever-earlier ages in a single sport is a troubling trend in youth sports, says one longtime baseball coach and author.

How To Keep Goggles From Fogging? The Answer May Surprise You

Looking for a way to keep your kids' sports goggles from fogging? While there are lots of anti-fogging products on the market, says optometrist Noah Shriber, the best one may already be in your shower.

Wins and Losses: Not True Measure of Sports Success

The way to measure success in sports, argues Wheelock College Director of Athletics Diana Cutaia, is by whether team and individual goals have been achieved and how well athletes respond to adversity, mistakes, and failure.
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