Learn How To Lose

For many different reasons, I love baseball.  First and foremost, I love baseball because I love hot dogs (or perhaps I love hot dogs because I love baseball).  I love that baseball takes place on dirt and grass in the sunshine (recent weather not included).  I love the camaraderie that takes place between teammates because…
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The Real Investment

I came across an interesting article while reading one of my favorite blogs.  I often hear (correction: receive calls) from parents who are upset that their “investment” in youth sports didn’t result in a college scholarship, a spot on the high school varsity, etc. etc.  I am quick to remind people that they didn’t invest…
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Program Atmosphere

I enjoy basketball, so naturally this is one of my favorite times of the year: March Madness!  This past weekend, I tried to squeeze in as much basketball watching time as I could without camping in front of a TV for four days.  As chance would have it, I was able to see a majority…
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Why Participate?

Declining participation in high school athletics is a trend nationwide.  There are several reasons for this which will vary depending on whom you talk to.  Those who are pro-athletics will claim sports specialization and year round options at the club level; kids will point out that there are so many other things to do; parents…
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Whose Experience Is It?

Between the content of my email/voice mail inbox and the recent headlines from Independence, Iowa, about their girls’ basketball coaches, I feel like this is as good a time as any to address the true experience of high school athletics. In my opinion, this is the busiest time of the year for a North Dakota…
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