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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.

Saying No To More Sports: One Mom's Success Story

MomsTeam's advice, that sometimes the best thing a parent can do is nothing, made all the difference in the world for her teenage son, says one mom.

Injury Time: One Mom's Not So Surprising Reaction

The play is over, and the football players in the pile all get up, except for one.  One mom's story of what happened next may not be so surprising.

Find Activity Child Can Enjoy With Family And As Adult

Involve children in activities they can enjoy with the family and as adults, such as kayaking, canoeing, or bicycling, says MomsTeam's Brooke de Lench.

NFL Star's Return to Hometown Special for One Mom and Her Son

Dallas native and Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford turns a win over the Cowboys into a special moment for a mom and her 11-year-old son from his old neighborhood.
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